Associate Professor Paul Leo

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Senior Bioinformatician and Deputy Director of Genomics, Australian Translational Genomics Centre

BSc Hons, MSc (Bioinformatics), PhD (Physics)

Paul is a Principal Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology and Senior Bioinformatician at the Australian Translational Genomics Centre. The Australian Translational Genomics Centre is a collaborative project between Princess Alexandria Hospital, Queensland Pathology and QUT that provides personalised medicine to cancer patients using Next Generation sequencing technologies. In that capacity Paul supervises five bioinformaticians and liaises with clinical staff at the Princess Alexandria Hospital on clinical report interpretation.

Paul’s research interests focus on the application of genomic technologies to human diseases. This has led to the discovery of new causative genes in monogenic diseases and genes that contribute to disease risk in cervical cancer, osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis. Currently his research interests include the identification for driver genes in non-melanoma skin cancers and blood cancers.