A/PROF Torsten Seemann

A/PROF Torsten Seemann

Positions

  • Microbial genomics

Overview

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  • A/Prof Torsten Seemann is lead bioinformatician at Melbourne Bioinformatics and the Microbiological Diagnostics Unit Public Health Laboratory, both at the University of Melbourne. His work uses bioinformatics and genomics to better understand the spread and evolution of bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. He is best known for his software tools for microbial genomics which are used internationally, his technical blog The Genome Factory, and his contributions to the Homebrew Science packaging system.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • ASM (USA). Member 2015 -
  • ABACBS. Member 2014 -
  • ASM (Australia). Member 2013 -
  • ISCB. Member 2012 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    • A/Prof Tim Stinear, A/Prof Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann, A/Prof Paul Johnson. Dissecting the molecular basis for emerging alcohol tolerance in VRE. NHMRC Project Grant 2015-2017.
    • A/Prof John Boyce, Dr Torsten Seemann, Dr Jurgen Bullita. Unravelling small RNA regulatory networks to target and control bacteria. ARC Discovery Project 2015-2017.
    • A/Prof Tim Stinear, Dr Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann. Understanding how bacteria cause persistent infection. NHMRC Project Grant 2014-2016.
    • A/Prof Tim Stinear, Dr Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann. Investigating new ways to control Golden Staph. NHMRC Project Grant 2013-2015.
    • Dr Tim Stinear, Dr Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann. Understanding the role of the essential regulator WalKR in Staphylococcus aureus. NHMRC Project Grant 2012-2014.
    • A/Prof Paul Johnson, Dr Tim Stinear, Dr Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann, Prof Lindsay Grayson. Why is VRE (a resistant hospital infection) becoming more common in Australia? NHMRC Project Grant 2011-2013.
    • Dr Ben Howden, Dr Tim Stinear, Dr Torsten Seemann. Understanding how Staphylococci Respond to Antiobiotics. NHMRC Project Grant 2011-2013.
    • Dr Tim Stinear, Dr Ben Howden, Dr Torsten Seemann, Mr Geoffrey Coombs. Why is Golden Staph now causing serious disease in the community? NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2012.
       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2002
  • B.Sc(Hons), Monash University 1995

Awards and honors

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Monash University, 1996
  • Dean's Fellow - Faculty of Science, Monash University, 1995

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • I am currently not taking any students.