Profile — Dr Denis Bauer, PhD, BSc(Hons), is an internationally recognised expert in machine learning, specifically in processing big genomic data to help unlock the secrets in human DNA – secrets that could change the course of human history. Her achievements include developing an open-source, artificial intelligence-based search engine that helps researchers pinpoint the exact genes they need to study or edit to cure disease.
As CSIRO’s transformational bioinformatics leader, Denis is involved in Australian and international initiatives to integrate genomics into medical practice.
Denis holds a BSc from Germany and PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Queensland, and has completed postdoctoral research in both biological machine learning and high-throughput genetics. She has 39 peer-reviewed publications (17 as first or senior author) and an H-index 16.