Dr Rick Tankard
PhD Melb, BSc (Hons), DipA (HPS) Melb

Research Associate

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematics and Statistics department. I currently am interested in applying statistical methods to analyse high-throughput biological data.

I studied statistics and history & philosophy of science during undergraduate studies. After working as a research technician for two years, I then undertook a Bioinformatics PhD project at The Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and The University of Melbourne, where I investigated the ability of next-generation sequencing to detect disease-causing repeat expansions. This resulted in the development of an R software package exSTRa.

Research areas

  • Neurological disorders
  • Next-generation sequencing

Events and speaking engagements

Oral presentations:

  • Murdoch University Annual Research Symposium (MARS) 2017
  • COMBINE Perth networking event (Aug 2017)
  • PhD completion seminar at The Walter + Eliza Hall Institute (Jun 2016)

Research community teaching:

Publications