Congratulations to Professor Anthony Poole and Associate Professor Nicole Cloonan on their recent appointments to lead bioinformatics and act as the interface between biologists and data, within the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Auckland. The University recognises that the future of biology will be determined by big data, and that future leaders in the field are finding answers to complex problems, problems faced by researchers as well as by society, by applying biological knowledge to data.
SBS is ranked in the top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). School members conduct research across several research centres and three groups: biomedical and applied biology, cellular, molecular and organismal biology, and ecology, evolution and behaviour (see bit.ly/1qPscYn). Emerging opportunities for bioinformatics research and collaboration exist with the primary resource sector and personalised medicine, working with industry on transformational, applied work to improve social, environmental and economic well being and sustainability.