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Associate Professor Torsten Seemann

Associate Professor Seemann is a world-renowned Bioinformatician that has developed cutting edge analysis approaches to enhance the use of genomic data for Discovery Science and Public Health. He is the Lead Bioinformatician at the Centre for Pathogen Genomics and the Director of Bioinformatics at Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics. His expertise includes the management of hardware and the design of software analysis infrastructure required to interrogate pathogen genome data to understand pathogen evolution, transmission and drug-resistance. He also led national and international bioinformatic analysis for SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the development and deployment of Australia’s first real-time data-sharing and national genomics surveillance platform, AusTrakka. A/Prof Seemann has been a significant contributor to international genomics standards through the Public Health Agency for Genomics Epidemiology (PHA4GE) and has recently been appointed as Lead Bioinformatics for the US CDC's PulseNet International Asia-Pacific Initiative.

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