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Seeking students for Honours research projects in plant pathogen bioinformatics

Looking for motivated students with excellent problem solving skills, possessing a strong foundation in either biology or computer science, with a working knowledge of the other. 

To commence in February 2015 at Curtin Univeristy, Perth, Western Australia.

Available projects include:

  •       Assembly of whole genomes and comparative genomics of plant-pathogenic fungi*
  •       Viral discovery from metagenomic datasets
  •       Pathogen recognition from imaging data

* funded by Pulse Breeding Australia, includes a AUD9000 stipend - as part of the  PBA Capacity Building program.  This project and stipend is intended to provide bioinformatics training for a student that is likely to continue on an agriculturally-focused career path. 

Basic computer skills will be essential.

Highly desirable:

  • unix, command-line, bash scripting, perl/python
  • past experience in bioinformatics
  • demonstrated scientific writing ability

Candidates with a keen interest but lacking in some of the above are encouraged to inquire early to discuss the possibility for training and self-learning prior to commencement.

To apply, or for more information, contact Dr James Hane ( by 31st October 2014.  Early inquiries strongly encouraged.

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