Meet the team

Dr. Heera Rajandas
Director

Prof. Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén
Joint Director

Prof. Dr. Kasi Marimuthu
Deputy Director 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bent Petersen
Joint Deputy Director

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Bent Petersen

Joint Deputy Director

Dr. Sivachandran Parimannan
Member  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Su Yin
Member  

Snr. Prof. Dr. M. Ravichandran
Member  

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Heera
Rajandas

Director

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Thomas
Sicheritz-
Ponten

Joint  Director

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Kasi
Marimuthu

Deputy Director

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Sivachandran
Parimannan

Member

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Lee Su Yin

Member

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Ravichandran

Member

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Sasireigga Jaya Jothi
Post doctoral fellow
Phage, agriculture, formulation 

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Yukgehnaish Kumaresan
Ph.D scholar
Phage, AI, Predictors, Image recognition

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Mahin Ghorbani
Ph.D scholar
Metatranscriptomics, gut microbiome, Schizophrenia

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Prasanna Mutusamy
Ph.D scholar
Phage, Comparative genomics 

Ermelinda Wilson Felix
Ph.D scholar
Rainforest plant genomics

Michelle Loh Jiamin
Ph.D scholar
Phage, oral pathogens, metagenomics

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Sumitra Sivaprakasam
Ph.D scholar
Metatranscriptomics, paddy, BioAg

Priscilla Isaac
Ph.D scholar
Rainforest microbiome, metagenomics

Siventhiran Balakrishnan
Ph.D scholar
Leech genomics & transcriptomics

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Gerard Benedict
MSc. scholar
Metagenomics, gut microbiome, Schizophrenia

Tan Yee Fan
MSc. scholar

Metagenomics, paddy, BioAg

Sevaraj Kesavan
MSc. scholar
Mono & dual culture transcriptomics

Lew Ming Wei
MSc. scholar
Bacteria-phage transcriptomics

Our key partners

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Dr. Laurence Croft
Associate Professor, Genomics & Manager, Deakin Genomics Research and Discovery Facility

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Prof. Martha Clokie
  Professor of Microbiology,
University of Leicester

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Dr. Andrew Millard
  Associate Professor Bacteriophage, Bioinformatics
University of Leicester

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Dr. Stella Loke
  Associate Research Fellow 
School of Life & Env. Sciences,
Deakin University