Professor Christine Wells

 - Deputy Program Leader and Chief Investigator

Research focus: Computational and systems biology approaches to determining cell identity - tissue macrophages, stem cells, pluripotent stem cells and adult progenitor cells

Professor Christine Wells is the Chair of Stem Cell Systems, an ARC Future Fellow and Founding Director of the University of Melbourne's Centre for Stem Cell Systems. Christine is a genome biologist interested in tissue injury and repair. She leads a program of research across three pillars of impact and output: (1) collaboration platforms for data integration and visualization for the stem cell community; (2) bioinformatics method development; and (3) gene discovery and characterization of stem cell subsets and innate immune cells.

Christine leads the stem cell collaboration resource, which has >7000 users worldwide, and which hosts the largest compendium of curated stem cell data with >350 public stem cell datasets consisting of ~10,000 stem cell samples, used to generate definitive signatures of stem cell subsets and their differentiated progeny.