Dr Denis Bauer

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Dr. Denis Bauer is the team leader of the transformational bioinformatics team in CSIRO’s ehealth program. Her expertise is in high throughput genomic data analysis, computational genome engineering, as well as Spark/Hadoop and high-performance compute system.

She has a PhD in Bioinformatics and has done her Postdoctoral training in machine learning and human genetics, respectively. Her collaborators include Prof Simon Foote on mammalian susceptibility to infectious diseases, Prof Ian Blair on molecular mechanisms on motor neuron disease, and Prof Rodney Scott on obesity-driven cancer.

She is involved in national and international initiatives tasked to include genomic information into medical practice, funded with $200M. She has 29 peer-reviewed publications (14 as first or senior author) with six in journals of IF8 (e.g. Nat Genet.) and H-index 11. To date she has attracted more than $6.5Million in funding as Chief investigator.

Current Roles

  • Researcher
    An integrative approach to next-generation 'omics

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    PhD, Bioinformatics
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2005

    BSc Hons, Computational Biology
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2004

    BSc, Bioinformatics
    Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Professional Experiences

  • 2012

    Research Scientist

  • 2010-2012

    Postdoctoral research fellow (Centre for Brain Genomics)
    Queensland Brain Institute

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting Scholar
    UW Genome Sciences

  • 2009-2010

    Research Officer
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

  • 2010-2012

    Postdoctoral research fellow
    Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2009-2010

    Research Officer
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting Scholar
    UW Genome Sciences

Achievements and Awards

  • 2008

    Outstanding Individual Award

  • 2008

    Best student paper award
    IAPR Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics

  • 2011

    Infotech Research Award (finalist)
    Women in Technology (WiT)

  • 2013

    Early Career Researcher Award
    Translational Cancer Research Conference

Other highlights

  • 2009

    The FANTOM Consortium et al., “The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line.”, Nat Genet. 2009. IF 36.4 Cited: 146

  • 2013

    Bio-IT World asia - Singapore (invited speaker)


  • 2014-2015

    OCE Cutting Edge Science Symposium "Precise genomic engineering"

  • 2013-2015

    NSW Cancer Institute “Link between Obesity and Cancer”

  • 2012-2013

    CIC: URC Small Grants Schema "Early life events on gut microbes" (Caroline Kerr)

  • 2013-2014

    PI: Accelerated Science Data Program "Next-Generation Sequencing Analysis Enterprise-wide (NGSANE)"

  • 2013-2014

    PI: Accelerated Science Data Program "The Cancer Gene Atlas (TCGA)"

  • 2015-2020

    AI NHMRC TCR into Genomics "Preparing Australia for Genomic Medicine"

  • 2015-2020

    NHMRC Dementia Research Team Grant "Developing insight into the molecular origins of frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis"


We have publications by Dr Denis Bauer
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: er1B8h4AAAAJ Researcher ID: C-3903-2009 ORCID: 0000-0001-8033-9810