Edmund Crampin

Edmund is Rowden White Chair of Systems and Computational Biology, and Director of the Systems Biology Lab. Edmund’s research uses mathematical modeling to investigate regulatory processes and pathways underlying biological processes and human diseases. Recent projects include modelling heart cells to understand the development of heart disease; computational approaches to study the network of genetic interactions underlying cancer; and modelling the regulation of transepithelial fluid secretion in the salivary glands and the lung. Edmund also contributes to projects in nano medicine and drug delivery, biosensor design, biomarker identification, and development of computational tools and standards for integrative systems biology.

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Vijay Rajagopal

Vijay leads the Cell Structure and Mechanobiology Group. He completed his PhD in Bioengineering at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, in 2007, focusing on the development of computational models of breast tissue mechanics to aid breast cancer diagnostic procedures. He subsequently developed expertise in experimental and computational cellular mechanics in Auckland and at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, prior to moving to the University of Melbourne

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Peter Gawthrop


Peter is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Peter obtained his BA (Hons), DPhil and MA degrees in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, and held the Wylie Chair of Control Engineering at Glasgow University. Peter is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Peter’s current research interests include developing intermittent control theory as a new paradigm for engineering and physiological control, and application of bond graphs to model the network thermodynamics of biochemical systems.

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Melissa Davis


Melissa is a laboratory head and group leader in the Bioinformatics division at WEHI, and a National Breast Cancer Foundation Senior Research Fellow. She holds a BSc (Genetics) and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Melissa’s research is focused on the systems biology of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in breast cancer. Melissa specialises in the integration of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data with knowledge-based network models to identify sub-networks and pathways disrupted in cancer.

Melissa’s website at WEHI