澳大利亚威海医学研究所（Walter+Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research）Melissa Davis博士，将于4月10日下午2:00在生科院楼A430为大家做讲座。
题目：Network analysis in cancer research – regulatory network analysis and drug-target identification。
Dr MelissaDavis is a computational biologist and Laboratory Head in the BioinformaticsDivision of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Herbackground is in genetics and computational cell biology with expertise in theanalysis of genome-scale molecular networks, systems biology, and knowledge-basedmodelling.
During her PhD,Melissa participated in the ground breaking Functional Annotation of Mouse(FANTOM) projects 2 and 3, which revolutionised understanding of the transcriptionaloutput of the mammalian genome, and she was awarded a Deans Commendation forher PhD thesis arising from this work. Her first post-doctoral appointment was withProf. Mark Ragan at the University of Queensland (UQ) developing approaches forthe use of ontology in modelling molecular interactions and signallingpathways. She then took up an appointment as a Data Modeller with theQueensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB). Melissa returned toactive research as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Institute forMolecular Bioscience, leading research in the Cancer Network Analysis part ofthe Ragan Group before moving to the NICTA Victorian Research Laboratory in2013.
In 2014,Melissa was awarded a four year National Breast Cancer Foundation CareerDevelopment Fellowship, and took up a position as Senior Research Fellow in ComputationalSystems Biology at the University of Melbourne, before moving to the Walter andEliza Hall Institute for Medical Research as a Laboratory Head in 2016. Melissaspecialises in the integration of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic datawith knowledge-based network models to understand the regulatory logic ofmammalian systems.
Melissa has >40papers, both in computational biology and bioinformatics journals, as well asin journals such as Science, PNAS, PLOS Genetics, Genome Research andDevelopmental Cell, and her work has attracted over 3500 citations. Melissa hassupervised research projects for >30 students, ten in research higherdegrees (PhD and MPhil), and has lectured both undergraduate and postgraduatebioinformatics at the University of Queensland and The University of Melbourne.