Head of Bioinformatics
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Honorary, BioSciences & Physics
University of Melbourne
A/Prof Oshlack is an emerging leader in implementing new bioinformatics methods in the biomedical context. She is a current National Health Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow with a growing national and international reputation. A/Prof Oshlack’s bioinformatics expertise is not just in analysis but also in methods development which leads to many independent research projects and publications. She is best known for her work on the analysis of RNA sequencing data but also works in the fields of epigenetics, clinical genomics and cancer. She started her research career as an astrophysicist before moving to Walter and Eliza Hall as a post-doctoral scholar in the Bioinformatics division. She joined the Murdoch Childrens as Head of Bioinformatics in 2011.