Boris Guennewig is a bioinformatician/statistician specialising in the analysis, management and mining of large complex datasets through the development of software, infrastructure and pipelines for medical research. He presently holds a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Sydney with Prof. Glenda Halliday utilising large biomedical datasets, for the identification and characterisation of phenotypic, genetic and transcriptional changes influencing complex human diseases (such as bipolar disorders, Parkinson’s, Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, etc.).
Boris has gained national and international recognition for his expertise which is evidenced from his invited presentations at conferences and the running of workshops all over the world as well as through his collaborations with research groups at Harvard University, the Salk Institute and many other notable research facilities throughout the world. After undertaking his undergraduate studies in chemistry, Boris attained a PhD in Nucleic Acid Research & Medicinal Chemistry with Dr. H Towbin & Prof. J Hall from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland and worked in the field of Immunology with Prof. D Vestweber at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany.
He is the founder of Pacific Analytics Pty Ltd where he and his team build software frameworks and analysis pipelines for the International Cerebral Palsy Genetics Consortium and Iggy get out! to hold, analyse and distil knowledge out of highly dimensional biomedical data sets.