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

  • A tale of two tools: Varlap for assessment of variants in their alignment context, and Gurita for data analytics and plotting on the command line, Monash Bioinformatics Seminar, 4 October 2023.
  • Trusted Research Environments for Health and Medical Research Panel Discussion, ARDC Leadership Forum, 5 September 2023.
  • Australian BioCommons Human Genomes Platform Project flyer, XXIII International Congress of Genetics, 20 July 2023.

Recent activities

  • 5 September, 2023: Panel member at the 'Trusted Research Environments for Health and Medical Research' event, hosted by ARDC
  • 21 August, 2023: Presented at the 'Careers in genomics: Diverse qualifications & career pathways' event, hosted by Melbourne Bioinformatics/Melbourne Genomics
  • 17-21 July, 2023: Attended and presented a talk and two posters at the XXIII International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne, Australia
  • 13 March - 8 May, 2023: Lectured and Coordinated the subject Coding for Business Problems in the Masters of Business Analytics at the Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
  • 19-21 April, 2023: Attended and presented at the Pan Prostate Cancer Group Meeting in Madrid, Spain