Associate Professor Torsten Seemann

Associate Professor Torsten Seemann is a world-renowned bioinformatician specialising in microbial genomics for Discovery Science and Public Health and is bioinformatics lead for the AusPathoGen program. He is Lead Bioinformatician at the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL) at the Doherty Institute, and Lead Bioinformatician at the Centre for Pathogen Genomics. His expertise includes management of hardware and software analysis infrastructure required to modernise public health microbiology services by replacing traditional assays with high resolution whole genome sequencing, and building a national data sharing network to facilitate pathogen and antimicrobial resistance surveillance that links with similar international networks.

Program Aim Lead:

AusTrakka Testing and Deployment