Eduardo Eyras

Chief Investigator

Professor Eduardo Eyras is a world leader in the development of computational methods to advance RNA biology, with a track record of research excellence and multidisciplinary focus. 

Notable contributions include leading the gene discovery pipeline at the prestigious Sanger Institute for the international human and mouse genome projects. As an independent group leader, he received a Young Investigator Grant from the European Union to pioneer the application of machine learning to study RNA. His expertise in using machine learning to integrate multiple molecular experiments to study biological systems is directly relevant to MACSYS’ goals. Professor Eyras is currently director of the Centre for Computational Biomedical Sciences (CCBS) at the Australian National University (ANU). In 2021, he obtained $2.5M in philanthropic funding to launch the ANU Talo Computational Biology Talent Accelerator, an 8-year program supporting research and training for young scholars in computational biology. Additionally, Eyras has assembled multidisciplinary teams to secure two Australian Research Council grants (DP21, DP22) and one NHMRC Ideas grant (2022) for innovative RNA research.