Bernie Pope

Computer scientist and bioinformatician


I am a Senior Research Fellow 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.


  • Lead Bioinformatician: Cancer Genomics and Clinical Genomics, Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellow
  • Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pathology, Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Adjunct Associate Professor (Research), Department of Medicine, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia
  • Member of the Colorectal Oncogenomics Group, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Key research areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Cancer
  • Programming Languages


Recent presentations

  • Using genomics for better detection and treatment of Lynch Syndrome, Eastern Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society, Annual Partners Dinner, 28 November, 2017.
  • Translating genomics-driven bioinformatics into improved prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, Colon CFR Steering Committee Meeting, 13 September, 2017.
  • Colorectal cancer susceptibility genes: findings from whole genome, exome and targeted sequencing of early onset and multiple-case families, Familial Aspects of Cancer: Research and Practice, 1 September, 2017.

Recent activities

  • 28 February, 2017: Attended the first Large Scale Computing Expertise Group at The University of Melbourne.
  • 13 - 15 December, 2017: Attended the Pan Prostate Cancer Group Meeting, presented Melbourne Site Update, in Melbourne.
  • 2 December, 2017: Session chair at BioinfoSummer summer school, Monash University, Caufield campus.
  • 28 November, 2017: Invited speaker at the Eastern Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society, Annual Partners Dinner, in Melbourne.
  • 3 November, 2017: New website launched.