• The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Michael Wise completed a double degree in Engineering and Arts and a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales. He then worked for the University Technology, Sydney for two years before lecturing in Computer Science at the University of Sydney. Here he created computer software for use in plagiarism detection until the discovery that his programs had a secondary use in gene sequence alignment prompted him to shift his research to bioinformatics. Prof Wise was subsequently employed a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College in Cambridge. In 2004 he moved to The University of Western Australia, where he had a joint appointment in the School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences and in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Since July 2016, he is now soley in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Current projects

A/Professor Wise is primarily interested in computational biology, particularly microbial informatics (i.e. the application of computational techniques to better understand bacterial and other microbial life).

Teaching overview

Prof Wise lectures in Computer Science.


Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Microbial Informatics, Research/Publication Ethics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Trustee, Committee on Publication Ethics

Jun 2017 → …

Council Member, Committee of Publication Ethics

Jun 2013 → …

Chair, Immunisation Alliance of Western Australia

Jul 2010Jun 2016

Industry keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • Not for Profit

Research expertise keywords

  • Microbial informatics
  • Computational evolutionary biology
  • Research Ethics
  • Computational Biology


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