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Paul Gardner

Paul is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Otago. His research interests include non-coding RNAs, bioinformatics, genome annotation and the analysis of genome variation. Paul is a sporadic WikipedianBlogger and Tweeter. Much of his lecture material is freely available. He is the Assistant Editor in Chief for RNA Biology.

Meet the Team

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Dr Sasha Gavryushkina

Postdoc

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.

sasha.gavryushkina@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Chun Shen Lim

Postdoc

Lim has a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Otago. He is carrying on research into gene expression optimisation and modelling biomolecular interactions.

chunshen.lim@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Astra Heywood

Postdoc

Astra has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Otago. She is carrying out research into genotype-phenotype associations in pathogenic bacteria.

astra.heywood@otago.ac.nz

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Thomas Nicolson

PhD student

Tom works on bacterial sRNA evolution.

nicth970@student.otago.ac.nz

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Bikash Kumar Bhandari

PhD student

Bikash is working alongside Dr Chun Shen Lim, assisting with research into optimising protein expression.

bikash.bhandari@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

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Helena Cooper

Research Assistant

Helena is assessing a variety of genomic features (conservation, expression, population variation, ...) to examine the relationship between these and gene functionality.

Alumni

  • Stinus Lindgreen - Researcher and Politician
  • Lars Barquist - Group Leader, Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg
  • Nellie Sibaeva - Mother, Researcher Extraordinaire
  • Sinan Uğur Umu - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo
  • Nicole Wheeler - Data Scientist, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Dorien Coray - Post Doctoral Fellow, the Biomolecular Interaction Centre, University of Canterbury
  • Fatemeh Ashari Ghomi, Postdoc, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Stephanie McGimpsey, Woolf Fisher Trust Scholar, PhD Student, Cambridge University & the Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Helena Cooper
  • Bethany Jose

 

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