Computational Biology // Massey University


Sebastian Schmeier
Group leader

Elena Denisenko
PhD student

Martina Visnovska
NZGL bioinformatics technician


Jessica Fitch // MSc student // with Dr. Austen Ganley, University of Auckland
Kiran Jayan // PhD student // with Dr. Xue-Xian Zhang, Massey University
Zoe Ward // PhD student // with Dr. Anna Pilbrow, University of Otago

Open Positions

Currently, we do not have any open positions.

I am always on the lookout for exceptional MSc and PhD students. If you are interested in the things we do and wish to pursue a PhD here at Massey University, then I am happy to discuss possible projects with you. There are often opportunities to waive study fees. If you have your own funding even better!


Daniel Ho // MSc student (First Class Honours) // 2017
Bilgimol Joseph // PhD student co-supervised with Dr. Evelyn Sattlegger // 2017 // Postdoc at Dept. of Medicine, UC San Diego
Daniela Quintana // PhD student co-supervised with Dr. Austen Ganley // 2016 // University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jacob Lawes // BNatSci summer student // 2015
Saumya Agrawal // Bioinformatics technician // 2014 // Postdoc at RIKEN Institute, Japan
Natalie Thomas // Bioinformatics technician // 2014


Dr. Sebastian Schmeier
Research Group Leader
Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics/Genomics

Massey University, INMS
Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 414 0800 (ext: 43538)

Publications // latest

DES-ncRNA: A knowledgebase for exploring information about human micro and long noncoding RNAs based on literature-mining. RNA Biology, 2017, 10.1080/15476286.2017.1312243.

An atlas of human long non-coding RNAs with accurate 5' ends. Nature, 2017, 543:199–204.

TcoF-DB v2: update of the database of human and mouse transcription co-factors and transcription factor interactions. Nucleic Acids Research, 2017, 45(D1): D145-D150, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1007

Workshops // upcoming

[ Nov 2017 ] Software Carpentry Workshop, Massey University Auckland

Tweets // latest