Bioinformatician and Software Developer  Email: c.hyde@qcif.edu.au Skills: Genomics analysis, bioinformatics tooling, programming, network computing, software development, web development and data visualisation.   Cameron joined QCIF in June 2021 as a Bioinformatician and Software Developer based at USC to support the university’s researchers and contribute to QCIF’s involvement in national software platforms.  Cameron will work closely with…

Data Scientist Email: c.macfarlane@qcif.edu.au Skills: Programming, data analytics and visualisation. Callum joined QCIF in June 2021 as a casual Data Scientist. He is working with the team to support QCIF Member researchers with statistical analysis and data visualisation using software such as Power BI and Python.    He is also currently continuing his role as an…

Senior Bioinformatician  Email: sarah.williams@qcif.edu.au Skills: Single cell, spatial and general transcriptomics, genomics, data exploration and visualisation. Sarah joined QCIF in May 2021 as a Senior Bioinformatician and has skills in some of the latest genomic techniques.  She will work with the Galaxy Australia (bioinformatics platform) and the Apollo Portal (genome annotation platform) teams to help…

Bioinformatician Email: v.murigneux@qcif.edu.au Skills: Genomic data analysis, long-read sequencing, cancer genomics, pipeline development applied to life science.  Valentine joined QCIF in October 2018. She holds a joint appointment between QCIF and the UQ Genome Innovation Hub. Her expertise is in the fields of genomics, next-generation sequencing data analysis, long-read sequencing and pipeline development.  Valentine previously…

Computational Biologist  Email: m.thang@qcif.edu.au Skills: Data analysis. Prior to joining QCIF as a Computational Biologist in 2014, Mike held positions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey (2009–2010) and at Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2011–2013).  He brings expertise in handling and analysing both microarray and next generation sequencing with various tools and programming languages. He…

Biostatistician and Bioinformatician  Email: n.matigian@qcif.edu.au Skills: Biostatistics–data modelling applied to life science and health, and data analysis.  Nicholas (Nicko) is a data analyst (Biostatistician and Bioinformatician). He has 20 years’ experience in analysing high-throughput genomic data, including gene expression, methylation, metagenomics, high-throughput mass spectrometry protein profiling, next-generation sequencing data, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics.   For 10 years…

Biostatistician Email: j.scott@qcif.edu.au  Skills: Clinical biostatistics, statistical analysis and programming Justin joined the team in 2013. He has previously worked as a biometrician and biostatistician for CSIRO, the University of New England, and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. He has also worked at the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection modelling climate change,…

Database and Systems Administrator  Email: n.rhodes@qcif.edu.au Skills: Programming (SQL, C++ and Python), data mining and data warehouses.  Nick Rhodes has worked in the application of computer-based techniques to scientific problems for more than 30 years. An Oracle-certified Database Administrator, he worked as DBA and SysAdmin to Bio-Layer Pty Ltd before joining QCIF. Prior to this…

Senior Biostatistician  Email: f.zahir@qcif.edu.au Skills: Head-to-head and network meta-analysis, epidemiology, data modelling applied to life science and health.  Farah joined QCIF in early 2019 to help provide biostatistics support to QCIF Members and partners. In particular, Farah helps deliver biostatistics clinics for CHQ, USC, the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine, and Metro South Hospital and Health…

Senior Bioinformatician  Email: i.makunin@qcif.edu.au Skills: Comparative genomics and data analysis. Igor joined QCIF in early 2019. He looks after user support for Galaxy Australia and provides bioinformatics support to our Members.   Igor Makunin was trained as a genetics and molecular biologist. In 2003, he switched to comparative genomics and non-coding RNA, and gradually migrated from…