Bernie Pope

Computer scientist and bioinformatician


I am a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellow and Human Genomics Lead at Melbourne Bioinformatics, a high-performance computing center for life sciences at The University of Melbourne, Australia. 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


Recent presentations

  • Colorectal cancer susceptibility genes: findings from whole genome, exome and targeted sequencing of early onset and multiple-case families, Familial Aspects of Cancer 2017, Kingscliff, Australia, 1 September 2017.
  • Whole genome sequencing as a diagnostic tool for Lynch Syndrome, The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT), biennial meeting in Florence, Italy, 6 July 2017.

Recent activities

  • 3 November 2017: New website launched.