Sean O’Donoghue – Transforming how biomedical data is seen
Conjoint Professor Seán O’Donoghue (BABS, UNSW), is a Lab Head and Senior Faculty Member at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and a Chief Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Data61. He has created numerous award-winning bioinformatics resources such as Reflect, Minardo, and Aquaria. He chairs VIZBI, an international conference series on data visualisation methods in the life sciences. These resources are accessed by tens of thousands of scientists worldwide each year. Professor O’Donoghue’s contributions have been recognised with a C.J. Martin Fellowship from the NHMRC, an Achievement Award from Lion Bioscience AG, and by election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He received his B.Sc. and PhD in biophysics from the University of Sydney. Much of his career was spent in Germany at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and at Lion Bioscience AG.