Dr Dean Southwood

Dr Dean Southwood, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Sydney.

Dean is a postdoctoral research associate working in bioinformatics and computational biology with an interest in genetic and epigenetic sequencing. Dean undertook his PhD at Macquarie University, with a focus on developing bioinformatic tools for genome sequencing and assembly. In 2020, he joined the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.

Forefront Group:

  • BMC Neurogenetics and Epigenetics Research Group


  • Bioinformatics
  • Sequencing
  • Epigenomics


  • ForeFront Bioinformatics (Researcher)
  • ForeFront Epigenetic (Researcher)
  • Developing a liquid biopsy for the detection of neurodegeneration in younger-onset dementias (Researcher)

Affiliate Organisations

University of Sydney, Macquarie University, CSIRO

Neurodegeneration of interest:


Specific Skills:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Third-generation sequencing