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Portrait of Professor Marcel Dinger, Dean Faculty of Science

Dean, Faculty of Science

Professor Marcel Dinger

Marcel Dinger is Professor of Genome Biology and Dean of Science at the University of Sydney. He has 22 years' experience in genomics as both an academic and entrepreneur.

In addition to his research career, Marcel is co-founder of four start-ups in biotechnology and IT. He is a board director of Pryzm Health, a digital health enterprise focused on optimising patient care by empowering physicians with AI-based clinical decision support technology, and GenieUs, a genomics and machine-learning technology start-up dedicated to finding new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. He is President and Executive Committee Chair of the Australasian Genomics Technologies Association (AGTA), the principal body for the promotion of genomics research and technologies in Australasia.

Marcel served as Head of School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW Sydney from 2019 to 2022 and is a former Director of the governance board of National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG), an ANU-based centre focused on using genomics to improve the health and well-being of Australia's First Peoples, and former Director of Scientia Clinical Research, a world-class clinical trials facility with a focus on early stage clinical research.

  • General Manager, Faculty of Science
    Dr Emma Bowen

Associate Deans

  • Associate Dean (Education) 
    Professor Michael Wheatland 
  • Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Services) 
    Dr Jordan Pitt
  • Associate Dean (Research)
    Professor Kate Jolliffe
  • Associate Dean (Research Education) 
    Associate Professor Damian Birney
  • Associate Dean (Student Affairs) 
    Associate Professor Sanaa Zaki
  • Associate Dean (Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement, SPEE)
    Associate Professor Girish Lakhwani

Academic Leads

Undergraduate Degree and Stream Coordinators

  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
    Associate Professor Tina Bell
  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Advanced)
    Associate Professor Timothy Newsome
  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)
    Associate Professor Cameron Clark
  • Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
    Dr Daniel Costa
  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
    Associate Professor Thomas Roberts
  • Bachelor of Science (Health) and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Health)
    Dr Maree Milross
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
    Dr Daniela Helbig (Science major) and Dr Benjamin Miller (Arts major)
  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Medical Science)
    Professor Philip Poronnik
  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)
  • Associate Professor Catherine Herbert

Postgraduate Program Directors

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