Professor Sean Grimmond is the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research founding Director and the Bertalli Chair in Cancer Medicine.

A pioneer in cancer genomics and bioinformatics, Sean previously led Australia’s International Cancer Genome Consortium efforts, and mapped out the root-causes and druggable strategies for pancreatic, neuroendocrine, ovarian, oesophageal cancer, refractory chronic myeloid leukaemia and melanoma suffers.

More recently he co-established a national plan for implementing whole genome sequencing for NHS Scotland as part of the Scottish Genomes Partnership.

Sean holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of Queensland and is a Scientific Fellow in The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Sean’s previous appointments include Director of the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics and Professor of Genomics at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland.

Key academic staff

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Research leaderGroupContact
Professor Alex Boussioutas
Department of Medicine and Radiology 
University of Melbourne 
Gastrointestinal Research
+61 3 8345 6816 
Dr Daniel Buchanan
Department of Clinical Pathology
Melbourne Medical School
University of Melbourne 
Colorectal Oncogenomics
+61 3 8559 7004 
Professor Jon Emery
Department of General Practice 

Cancer in Primary Care
+61 3 8559 7044 
Associate Professor Oliver Hofmann

Genomics Platform Group

Associate Professor Fred Hollande
Department of Clinical Pathology
Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
University of Melbourne

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumour Progression
Professor Mark Jenkins
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne

Epidemiology and Biostatistics
+61 3 8344 0902
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy
Chair in Cancer Nursing, University of Melbourne
Nursing Research and Education Lead for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Cancer Nursing
Professor Jennifer Philip
Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Melbourne & St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Dr Richard TothillRare Disease Oncogenomics
Professor Sean Grimmond Precision Oncology