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. I am also enthusiastic about education and have extensive experience teaching at the university level.


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Recent presentations

  • Best practices for bioinformatics command-line software with Bionitio, Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) Conference, 24 November 2020.
  • Somatic variant calling in whole genome sequencing, opportunities, challenges and solutions, Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium, Tech Talks series, 20 November 2020.
  • Hatching a plot on the command line (part 2), Melbourne Bioinformatics Lab Presentation, 30 October 2020.

Recent activities

  • 11 May 2021: Participated in the Health and Medical Research Sector Workforce Workshop, Melbourne
  • 6 May 2021: Lectured Parallel Computing for Bioinformatics, Masters of Science (Bioinformatics), The University of Melbourne.
  • 30 March, 1 and 6 April, 2021: Lectured Introduction to Python Programming in the Masters of Business Analytics, The Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne.
  • 16 March 2021: Gave lecture on Bioinformatics Computing Resources for the Masters of Science (Bioinformatics), The University of Melbourne
  • 24-26 November 2020: Attended and presented asynchronous talk, Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) Conference 2020, online