Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao graduated from her PhD in 2008 at the Université de Toulouse, France.  Soon after her graduation she moved to Australia for her first postdoc at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, then was employed as a Research and Consultant Biostatistician at QFAB Bioinformatics. Kim-Anh’s research directions veered towards biomedical problems when she moved to UQ Diamantina Institute in 2014 and was awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (CDF1). In 2017, she joined the University of Melbourne, at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and Melbourne Integrative Genomics that hosts biology-focussed researchers with statistical and computational skills. In 2019 she was awarded her NHRMC CDF2, focusing on microbiome studies and received the biennial Moran medal in Statistical Sciences from the Australian Academy of Science.

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao is an expert in multivariate statistical methods and develops novel methods for ‘omics data integration. Since 2009, her team has been working on developing the R toolkit mixOmics dedicated to the integrative analysis of `omics' data to help researchers mine and make sense of biological data (http://www.mixOmics.org). More information about Kim-Anh’s research group: http://lecao-lab.science.unimelb.edu.au/