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Michael Wise

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Term of Office as Treasurer
May 2019-May 2022

Term of Office as a Trustee
September 2017-May 2019

Term of office as a Council member

March 2016-March 2019 Second term
March 2013-March 2016 First term

Professor Michael Wise is a bioinformaticist/computer scientist  in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia. His research interests are primarily in microbial informatics (ie, bioinformatics of microbial species and communities), so, together with a number of others he cofounded the journal Microbial Informatics and Experimentation—an independent title in the BioMed Central stable of publications. His first degrees were in electrical engineering and arts (sociology), followed by a PhD in computer science. A second, early research interest was in the design of plagiarism detection systems for class computer programming assignments. Professor Wise is currently also chair of the Immunisation Alliance of Western Australia.