We were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Denis Bauer. Her work uses AI and machine learning to better understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We chatted to her.
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Dr Denis Bauer is the Group Leader at the Australian e-Health Research Centre.

Have you exhausted your Netflix queue? Are you finally over all the 90s sitcoms you have on in the background while you scroll through social media? Well, today’s your lucky day! We’ve got a video interview that will give you some big (data) ideas. Especially surrounding our current situation.

We were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Denis Bauer. Dr Bauer is the Group Leader at our Australian e-Health Research Centre. Her Transformational Bioinformatics team uses AI and machine learning to understand huge amounts of data. Her work mainly focuses on the human genome and identifying areas that cause disease.

This work has translated to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. You might know it best as the virus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We video called her (in true isolation fashion) and asked her a few questions. We spoke about her latest research, her work in the COVID-19 space, and how she got to where she is.


  1. What a wonderful hopeful interview. I admire all these young scientists and the hard work they are doing studying this virus and so much more. Finding out the hidden secrets I guess. I am only an artist but look up to these amazing people who spend years studying And bringing us all this information n virus and do much more. Sonia Bennett. Singer/songwriter/botanical artist.

  2. Dr Denis Bauer, you are the gun, Looks like you and your Team are going to be a very Dangerous Weapon to the Coronavirus. It is marvelous work you and all your team are doing at CSIRO Thank you a 1000 Times.

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