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

    6009 Perth


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  • 1808 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Personal profile


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

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


  • Bioinformatics
  • Not for Profit
  • Microbial informatics
  • Computational evolutionary biology
  • Research Ethics
  • Computational Biology

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 1808 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 43 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Chapter
Western Australia
Helicobacter pylori
Breath Tests
Open Access
Helicobacter pylori
biotin carboxylase
Sequence Alignment

An updated view on bacterial glycogen structure

Wang, L. & Wise, M. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Microbiology Australia. 40, 4, p. 195-199 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Bacterial Structures
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena
Vibrio cholerae
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
4 Citations (Scopus)

Bioinformatics Analysis of Metabolism Pathways of Archaeal Energy Reserves

Wang, L., Liu, Q., Wu, X., Huang, Y., Wise, M. J., Liu, Z., Wang, W., Hu, J. & Wang, C., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 1034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Computational Biology
Energy Metabolism


H. pylori epidemiology in Western Australia

Wise, M. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 25 Oct 2018



Wise, M. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 14 Dec 2018



Activities 2016 2018

  • 1 Currriculum development or revision
  • 1 Public outreach/ public event

Complete revision of CITS3200 Professional Computing

Michael Wise (Participant)

Activity: Teaching and learningCurrriculum development or revision

Science Cafe Mentor

Michael Wise (Speaker)
2016 → …

Activity: Service and engagementPublic outreach/ public event