Dr Kaitao Lai

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Biography

Dr. Kaitao Lai is a postdoctoral fellow at the Transformational Bioinformatics Team in Australian eHealth Research Centre and CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. His expertise is in genome informatics, high throughput genomic data analysis, computational genome engineering, genome editing, as well as big data analysis and elastic cloud computing.

He received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics for Plant Biotechnology and worked on microbial genomic and metagenomics data analysis, pangenome analysis in previous postdoctoral fellow position. He is currently working on the development of sgRNA activity prediction models for CRISPR-Cpf1 in genome editing, and facilitating the adaptation of the latest developments in computing infrastructure (e.g. Spark for big data analytics) and cloud technology (e.g. AWS Lambda) for research projects and commercial software products.

He has 14 peer-reviewed publications (4 as first author, 10 as co-author) with one first author paper of 80 citations.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012

    GRDC Travel Awards
    Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • 2012

    RHD Travel Awards
    School of Agriculture and Food Science (SAFS), The University of Queensland

  • 2010-2013

    Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship
    Australian Research Council (ARC)

Fields of Research

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    PhD, Bioinformatics
    School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2012

    Graduate Certificate, Research Commercialisation
    Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2006

    Master, Information and Communication Technology
    School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia

  • 2005

    Master, Information Technology
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2002

    Bachelor, Science in Applied Chemistry
    Shenzhen University, P.R.China

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2017

    Research Fellow in Bioinformatics
    Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia

  • 2013-2014

    Software Engineer
    Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2012-2012

    Internship
    Bayer CropScience, Belgium

  • 2011-2011

    Internship
    UniQuest Pty Limited, Australia

  • 2010-2010

    Research Assistant
    School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2009-2010

    Research Scholar
    School of Land, Crop & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2009-2009

    Software Engineer
    Enterprise Applications Development, Information Technology Service, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2008-2008

    Software Engineer
    Software Service Development Team, Information Technology Service, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2008-2008

    Java Developer
    Eyecon Pty Ltd, Australia

  • 2007-2008

    Software Engineer
    Technical and Development Team, Business Systems Services, Griffith University, Australia

Publications

We have publications by Dr Kaitao Lai
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: ewQhhiMAAAAJ Researcher ID: B-5991-2012 ORCID: 0000-0002-9420-9352