MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, SYDNEY
Shoba Ranganathan holds the first Chair in Bioinformatics in Australia at Macquarie
University since 2004. With a PhD in Quantum Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. She commenced bioinformatics research in 1983, at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France, when the field was known as theoretical biochemistry and subsequently as biocomputing. She hosted the Macquarie Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics. Her research interests include genome annotation, transcriptome analysis, structural bioinformatics, immunoinformatics, genome-phenome analysis, biological networks, biodiversity informatics and cheminformatics. Shoba served as the first Australian Director of the International Society for Computational Biology (2003-5). She is a Director of Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network, following election as President (2005-2016). She was a steering committee member of the International Immunomics Society and of Bioinformatics Australia. She is also a Bioinformatics and Biostatistics expert advisory panel member to the National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia since 2012.