Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association | Health Informatics Society of Australia | International Society for Computational Biology
Dr Noel Faux is a researcher at IBM Research - Australia and an Honorary Research Fellow at The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health. He has a strong research interest in precision medicine, with application in oncology and mental health/neuroscience, as well as the application of technology in mental health.
Dr Faux is a trained molecular biologist, specialised in genomic engineering, having worked in a small gene knockout company (IngenKO), before completing a Grad Dip in Computer Science followed by a PhD in Bioinformatics, received in 2009. His body of research has spanned from understanding the functional role of amino acid repeats and the genetic architecture that encodes them, protein structural informatics, to applying machine learning and biostatistics for the identification of blood based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Faux’s work in Alzheimer’s Disease was performed at Australia’s leading neuroscience institute, The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health. Further, these work was listed in the top ten projects funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for 2014. Dr Faux has a deep technical expertise that crosses the boundaries of genomics, proteomics, mental health, neurodegenerative diseases, biostatistics, and informatics. All areas in which he has communicated to a varied audience, from the general public to technical experts.