Dr Denis Bauer


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Biography

Dr. Denis Bauer is the team leader of the transformational bioinformatics team at Australia’s research agency, CSIRO. She has a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Queensland and held Post-doctoral appointments in biological machine learning at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and high-throughput genetics at the Queensland Brain institute.

Her machine learning solutions for processing genomic and genome engineering Big Data efficiently have been featured in Blogs (AWS Jeff Barr, Databricks) as well as the international press (GenomeWeb, CIO magazine) and was included in ComputerWeekly’s “Top 10 IT stories of 2017”.

She presented the Keynotes at YOW! 2017 (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 500 attendees each), AgileIndia 2018 (1500 attendees) and AI Dev Days 2018 (300 attendees) and is involved in national and international initiatives tasked to include genomic information into medical practice, funded with $200M in AU. She has 31 peer-reviewed publications (14 as first or senior author) with 7 in journals of IF8 (e.g. Nat Genet.) and H-index 12. 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
    CSIRO

  • 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
    IMBcom

  • 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)

  • 2017

    Strata Data (O’Reilly and Cloudera) invited speaker

  • 2017

    Keynote YOW! Conference

  • 2018

    Keynote AgileIndia (1500 attendees)

  • 2018

    Keynote AI Dev Days (300 attendees)

Grants

  • 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"

Publications

We have publications by Dr Denis Bauer
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