Bernie Pope

Computer scientist and bioinformatician


I am an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne. My research focuses on applying computational techniques to biological questions, especially related to Human Genomics and Cancer. In addition to research, I am enthusiastic about education and have extensive experience teaching at the university level.


Key research areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Cancer
  • Programming Languages


Recent presentations

  • Hatching a plot on the command line, Melbourne Bioinformatics Lab Presentation, 5 June, 2020.
  • Bionitio - building better bioinformatics tools (with batteries included), Australian BioCommons webinar, 20 January 2020.
  • Classifying DNA mismatch repair variant pathogenicity using protein structure and function predictions, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Seminar, 15 May 2019.

Recent activities

  • 25 - 26 November, 2019: Attended the National Computing Merit Allocation Scheme meeting as an observer, ANU Canberra
  • 18 - 20 November, 2019: Attended the Pan Prostate Cancer Group Meeting in Oxford, UK.
  • 5 - 6 September, 2019: Attended the Pan Prostate Cancer Group Technical Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 30 August, 2019: Melbourne Bioinformatics talk about research websites.
  • 20 - 23 March, 2019: Attended the The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) meeting in Auckland New Zealand.