Rick Tankard  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.

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    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)

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