Prof Seán O’Donoghue
Seán O’Donoghue is a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, a Laboratory Head at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, and a Conjoint Professor in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science (BABS), University of New South Wales. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD in biophysics from the University of Sydney, Australia. Much of his career was spent in Germany at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and at Lion Bioscience AG. He has been awarded a C. J. Martin Fellowship from the NHMRC, an Achievement Award from Lion Bioscience, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He leads several bioinformatics projects, including Reflect (first prize, Elsevier Grand Challenge), VizbiPlus (Finalist, 2015 NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award), and Aquaria (first prize, 2015 NSW iAward for Research and Development). He also chairs VIZBI, an international initiative aimed at improving data visualization in bioinformatics.