Dr John Lock University of NSW Australia

Completing his PhD at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, and undertaking a post-doc and assistant professorship at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, John has been a pioneer in the multidisciplinary field of Systems Microscopy, developing imaging-based single-cell systems biology approaches for fundamental research and translational applications.

John now leads UNSW’s Cancer Systems Microscopy Lab, is Academic Lead of the Ramaciotti Systems Microscopy Unit and is an affiliate researcher of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. He is also a Fellow of UNSW’s Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), which fuses data visualisation platforms with virtual reality and AI software systems, as well as being a member of the UNSW Artificial Intelligence Institute. John collaborates across medical, computational, statistical and engineering disciplines in the development and application of Systems Microscopy strategies for cancer research, precision diagnostics and drug development. This includes NHMRC-funded collaborations focused on liquid biopsy analyses of prostate (CRPC) and lung (NSCLC) cancers, ARC-funded research to map breast cancer cell plasticity, and an emerging drug-lead discovery platform, termed CellaSense.