Our People

MACSYS is a diverse group of experts in mathematics, statistics, and machine learning, biophysics, computer science, bioinformatics, and data science. Our researchers are committed to using their skills and knowledge to develop whole-cell models that can help us understand the complex mechanisms of life.

Our people and structure provides a critical mass of researchers, diversity of scientific expertise, and strong leadership experience at each institution affiliated with us. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. We believe that diversity of thought and background is essential for innovation, and we are proud to be a centre where people from all walks of life can come together to do great things.

Directorate

Traude Beilharz

Deputy Director (Operations)

Adelle Coster

Deputy Director (Research)

Matthew Simpson

Deputy Director (Translation)

Chief Investigators

Robyn Araujo

Chief Investigator

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Traude Beilharz

Deputy Director (Operations)

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Adelle Coster

Deputy Director (Research)

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Christopher Drovandi

Chief Investigator

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Eduardo Eyras

Chief Investigator

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Trevor Lithgow

Chief Investigator

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Malcolm McConville

Chief Investigator

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Richard Morris

Chief Investigator

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Richi Nayak

Chief Investigator

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Lan Nguyen

Chief Investigator

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Gavin Reid

Chief Investigator

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Heejung Shim

Chief Investigator

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Matthew Simpson

Deputy Director (Translation)

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Eric Stone

Chief Investigator

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Wenjie Zhang

Chief Investigator

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Partner Investigators

Ruth Baker

Partner Investigator

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Natalie Curach

Partner Investigator

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Heather Harrington

Partner Investigator

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Jan Hasenauer

Partner Investigator

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Elizabeth Read

Partner Investigator

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Yolanda Schaerli

Partner Investigator

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Simon Schmidt

Partner Investigator

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Joerg Stelling

Partner Investigator

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Jörg Stülke

Partner Investigator

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Nadine Ziemert

Partner Investigator

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Associate Investigators

David Ascher

Associate Investigator

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Markus Covert

Associate Investigator

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Thomas Douglas

Associate Investigator

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Alan Edelman

Associate Investigator

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Wolfgang Huber

Associate Investigator

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Stuart Johnston

Associate Investigator

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Tarja Knuuttila

Associate Investigator

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Andrea Loettgers

Associate Investigator

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Jennifer Martin

Associate Investigator

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Wallace Marshall

Associate Investigator

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Charles Pence

Associate Investigator

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Douglas Pires

Associate Investigator

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Padmini Rangamani

Associate Investigator

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Cheng Soon Ong

Associate Investigator

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Professional Staff

Emily Duane

Chief Operating Officer

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Megan Coomer

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

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Ben Hess

Centre Administrator

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