Professor Marcel Dinger

Head of School
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Research Office: Room 4107, E26

Marcel Dinger is Professor and Head of School for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences at UNSW Sydney.

Professor Dinger has more than 20 years experience in genomics as both an academic and entrepreneur. He was the founding CEO of Genome.One, one of the first companies in the world to provide clinical whole genome sequencing services. He is also founder of two successful IT companies and is the recent co-founder of a new precision healthcare start-up, Pryzm Health. Marcel was the inaugural Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research from 2012-2018. 

Professor Dinger’s research laboratory seeks to establish new links between phenotype and genotype, particularly between rare and complex disease and underexplored regions of the genome, such as pseudogenes, repetitive elements, and those folding into non-canonical DNA structures or are transcribed into noncoding RNAs. Harnessing the potential of population scale genomic datasets, and sophisticated data science methods, the laboratory aims to bring an objective perspective to better understand how the genome stores information and how it is transacted in biology.

Professor Dinger graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Waikato, New Zealand in 2003. Attracting more than 15,000 citations, he has (co)-authored more than 115 papers, many of which appear in the most high profile journals in the life sciences. In 2016, Marcel was admitted as a Fellow into the Faculty of Sciences of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



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