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Professor Marcel Dinger appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science

11 August 2022
Professor Dinger will join the University of Sydney in January 2023

Professor Dinger is an experienced genome biologist and entrepreneur, with 22 years’ experience in bioinformatics and genomics in both commercial and academic capacities.

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Professor Marcel Dinger

Following an extensive competitive international search, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Annamarie Jagose, has announced the appointment of Professor Marcel Dinger to the role of Dean of the Faculty of Science. Professor Dinger will join us in January 2023 from the University of New South Wales, where he is currently the Head of School for Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences.

Prior to his role at UNSW, Professor Dinger was the founding CEO of Genome.One, Australia’s largest commercial clinical genomics service and the inaugural Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. 

“Marcel is an innovative leader with an impressive breadth of ideas and experience in both academia and industry. His passion for building a vibrant ecosystem that supports high-impact research for the good of society, and his understanding of the importance of partnerships and entrepreneurship in the contemporary scientific context will be an asset to the University”, said Professor Jagose.  

“Marcel has a strong track-record of building engaged and inclusive teams, where staff are empowered to do their best work through a culture of mutual trust and accountability, with demonstrable success in improving research performance and outcomes. He is committed to providing an outstanding student experience and exploring new modes of educational delivery that meet the changing needs of students and society”, Professor Jagose said.

I am excited to have the opportunity to join the University of Sydney, to collaborate with colleagues to build on the impact of its world-leading research and to further enhance its excellent research and teaching capabilities.
Professor Marcel Dinger
Professor Marcel Dinger

Marcel currently serves as the Chair and co-founder of Pryzm Health, President of the Australasian Genomics Technologies Association; Director of the Governance Board of the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, ANU; Director of GeniUs and Director of Scientia Clinical Research.