Dr Davis McCarthy awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant

"Developing interpretable machine learning models for clinical imaging and single-cell genomics"

Bioinformatic tools help scientists understand large and complex biological data sets. Machine learning capability is one of these tools. With the support of a $1.3 million Investigator Grant, Dr Davis McCarthy’s research program will use clinical and public research data to benchmark and develop interpretable deep learning models and software tools. These models will be used for breast cancer screening programs and for analysis of complex, large-scale single-cell genomics data.

Davis’s work is carried out through a joint appointment with St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research and is generously supported through philanthropy, via a donation from University of Melbourne alumnus Paul Holyoake and his wife, Marg Downey.