Associate Professor Melissa Davis is a computational biologist and group leader at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, where she leads a highly multidisciplinary research group focused on computational research in cancer progression and plasticity. She is also Joint Head of the WEHI Bioinformatics Division, which employs >60 bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and computational scientists.
In 2014, Melissa was awarded a four year National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Fellowship, and took up a position as Senior Research Fellow in Computational Systems Biology at the University of Melbourne. Also in 2014 she co-founded the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS), serving as Treasurer on the national executive from 2014-2017, and co-convenor of the ABACBS national conference in 2018. Melissa is recognised both nationally and internationally for her work in computational cancer biology.