Professor Marc Wilkins is the Director of the Initiative. Professor Wilkins holds the chair of Systems Biology in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. His research interests involve the proteomics of protein-protein interactions and systems biology. Specifically, Professor Wilkins' research focuses on the dynamics of protein-protein interaction networks, and the role that gene expression and protein post-translational modifications play in the control of protein interactions and thus delivery of cellular function in yeast and human cells. For more information about Prof Wilkins' research, please click here.
Dr Richard Edwards a Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. His research focuses on the evolutionary and network dynamics of protein-protein interactions mediated by short linear motifs (SLiMs). Research in the group combines sequence analysis tools with structural data and protein-protein interaction networks to predict novel SLiMs and understand their role in cellular processes and disease. For more information about Dr Edwards' research, please click here.
Post-doctoral Research Associates
Dr Susan Corley started working as a Bioinformatics Research Scientist at the SBI in 2012. She graduated with a BSc (Hons), majors in Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Sydney in 2005 and then went on to complete a PhD at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU). Her research focused on the neural protein, Shadoo, and more generally explored protein-RNA interactions. This research was undertaken using computational and biophysical approaches. Now Susan predominantly works on transcriptomic research of mammalian tissue. She is very experienced in RNA-seq techniques as well as in the analysis of microarray, CHiPseq and high throughput qPCR. Her work has helped collaborators gain a better understanding of the genes and pathways involved in human health and disease. Susan’s projects cover a wide breadth and have included expression analysis relating to Crohn’s disease, Schizophrenia, Williams-Beurens syndrome, Kerataconus, Immunity related conditions and Cancer cachexia.
Dr Joshua Hamey completed his B. Adv. Sci. at UNSW in 2013 and his PhD in 2017. He has been a post-doctoral research associated with the group since then. Josh has special expertise in proteomics, mass spectrometry, and in protein methylation. He has discovered numerous protein methyltransferases and investigated their function in the eukaryotic cell.
Dr Xabier Vázquez-Campos joined SBI as postdoctoral fellow in 2017. He received his Licenciate degree in Biology from the University of Vigo (Spain) in 2007 and MSc in Microbiology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 2008. Xabier completed his PhD at UNSW in 2015 with a thesis entitled "Geomicrobiological aspects of the (bio)leaching of weathered low-grade uranium ore", where he explored diverse aspects of the microbes inhabiting the extremely acidic environments at Ranger Uranium Mine. He continued to his first postdoctoral position with a project involving the metagenomic analysis of groundwater samples from a radioactive legacy site.