Paul is a Senior Lecturer of Bioinformatics at the University of Otago. His research interests include RNA bioinformatics, genome annotation and analysis of genome variation. Paul is a sporadic Wikipedian, Blogger and Tweeter. Much of his lecture material is freely available. He is the Assistant Editor in Chief for RNA Biology.
Meet the Team
Dr Sasha Gavryushkina
Sasha is a postdoctoral fellow funded by Bio-Protection Research Centre. She works on developing methods for genotype phenotype association studies applied to classify pathogenic bacterial strains. She has a PhD degree in Computational biology from University of Auckland. She has previously worked on phylogenetic methods applied in epidemiology and macroevolution.
Dr Chun Shen Lim
Lim has a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Otago. He is carrying on research into avoidance theory in mRNA's started by Sinan Ugur Umu.
Beth has a PhD scholarship from the Bio-Protection Research Centre to work on Pathogen Genomics. She has a BSc in Biochemistry with Medicinal Chemistry from Keele University, and completed her MSc in Bioinformatics in 2015 at the University of Leicester in the UK. She is working on the evolutionary origins and annotation of bacterial sRNAs
Tom currently works on sRNA evolution in bacteria
From the University of Otago, he currently curates data for other projects
Assistant Research Fellow
Stephanie has a a MSc by thesis in Biochemistry at the University of Otago. She is investigating the twilight zone of nucleotide alignments.
Bikash Kumar Bhandari
Bikash is working alongside Dr Chun Shen Lim assisting with further research into avoidance theory in mRNA's.
BSc Honours student
Helana currently is doing her honours in Sequence evolution and antibiotic resistance
BSc honours student
Holly is working on analysis of RNA:RNA interactions data, together with Dr Sarah Diermeier
Lars Barquist - Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg
James Hadfield - PhD student, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Stinus Lindgreen - Research Scientist in Bioinformatics at Carlsberg Laboratories
Sinan Uğur Umu - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo
Nicole Wheeler - Postdoctoral Fellow, Sanger Institute
Dorien Coray - Post Doctoral Fellow within the Biomolecular Interaction Centre, University of Canterbury
Fatemeh Ashari Ghomi