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Dr Laurence Wilson

Team Leader


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Laurence Wilson is the team leader of the Digital Genome Engineering team, part of the Australian eHealth Research Consortium. His focus lies in developing computational methods for the design and optimization of genome engineering technologies and applying them in the fields of gene therapy and biosecurity.

He received a PhD in Bioinformatics from the Australian National University and undertook Postdoctoral training at the Institut Curie in Paris, focusing on how chromatin dynamics influence cancer progress and weather this information can be leveraged to inform patient treatment decisions. He joined CSIRO in 2016 as a post-doc in the Transformational Bioinformatics Group, applying machine learning to better understand the dynamics of CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    NSW iAward for BigData/Machine Learning Innovation of the Year

  • 2017-2017

    NSW iAward for Industrial and Primary Industries

Fields of Research

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    Computational Tools for Genome Engineering

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014

    PhD, Bioinformatics
    Australian National University

  • 2010

    B.Phil (Honours in Science)
    Australian National University

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2019

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2014-2016

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Institut Curie

Other highlights

  • 2018-2018

    Invited speaker - ComBio 2018

  • 2017-2017

    Invited speaker - Cutting Edge Symposium on Genome Engineering for Cancer Treatment


  • 2016-2016

    CI SynBio FSP Pitch Award - $10,000

  • 2018-2019

    CI H&B Acorn Award - $20,000

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