Research groupsOur Partner Laboratory Network

Ananthanarayanan Group

University of New South Wales

The Ananthanarayanan Group is interested in understanding how stochastic and rare events, such as motor protein binding to cytoskeletal tracks or cargo, give rise to complex cellular organisation across scales.

Arumugam Group

Monash University

The Arumugam Group is interested in how complex properties arise out of molecules and their interactions, with a primary focus on endosomal trafficking at the level of single cells and in the context of intercellular communications in development.

Biro Group

University of New South Wales

The Biro Group investigates the cell biology and mechanics of the actin cytoskeleton, and how immune cells locate and kill cancer cells.

Boyle Group

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

The Boyle Group's goal is to inform the development of effective malaria vaccines by defining functional mechanisms of antibodies that target the parasite, and the development of protective antibodies in humans.

Cryle Group

Monash University

The Cryle Group focuses on antibiotics: understanding how they are made in nature and how we can re-engineer these natural systems to produce new antibiotics, as well as developing novel approaches to treat bacterial infections.

Davidovich Group

Monash University

The Davidovich Group aims to understand the detailed molecular events that underlie the recruitment and regulation of chromatin-modifying complexes by their co-factor proteins, RNAs and DNA.

Eyras Group

Australian National University

The Eyras Group is working to understand the biology of RNA and cancer using computational methods. 

Gambin Group

University of New South Wales

The Gambin Group is interested in how certain proteins aggregate together, leading to cell death and Parkinson’s disease. 

Janovjak Group

Monash University

The Janovjak Group manipulates mammalian physiology with synthetic biology, with a focus on identifying new approaches for tissue regeneration in degenerative disorders.​

Lynn Group

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

The Lynn Group is primarily interested is investigating the regulation of the innate immune system from a genome-wide, or systems level, perspective.

Mäkinen Group

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

The Mäkinen Group is uncovering causal evidence to understand the cellular biology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Martino Group

Monash University

The Martino group is focused on combining knowledge of immunology, stem cells, and bioengineering, to understand how the immune system modulates tissue repair and regeneration.

Morris Group

University of New South Wales

The Morris Group applies and develops concepts from statistical and theoretical soft-condensed matter physics, as well as applied mathematics, in order to describe biological systems.

Thompson Group

Australian National University

The Thompson Group aims to understand the control of tissue growth and form, with a focus on exploring how cells construct epithelial tissues during development and how epithelial tumours can arise.

Weatheritt Group

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Weatheritt Group aims to uncover the root causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, using computational and system biology approaches and to develop novel therapeutic interventions. 

Scientific Leadership

Chris Goodnow

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (Garvan)

Professor Chris Goodnow is an immunology researcher and the Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Chris Proud

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (SAHMRI)

Professor Chris Proud is the Lifelong Health Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Fabienne Mackay

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (QIMR)

Professor Fabienne Mackay is a renowned immunologist and the Director and CEO of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland.

John Carroll

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (Monash BDI)

Professor John Carroll is a global expert on female reproduction, embryo development and infertility. He is Dean of Biomedical Science at Monash University and the Director of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

Katharina Gaus

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (UNSW)

Peter Currie

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (ARMI)

Professor Peter Currie is a world-renowned developmental evolutionary and stem cell biologist and the Director of Research at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI).  

Ross Hannan

Australian EMBL Partnership Laboratory Head (ANU)

Professor Ross Hannan is an expert in cancer biology and therapeutics. He is the Centenary Chair in Cancer Research and Head of the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.