Mr Aidan O'Brien

Postgraduate Student

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Biography

Aidan O’Brien graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (1st class honours) in 2013. With Dr. Timothy Bailey as his honours supervisor, he developed GT-Scan, a CRISPR target predictor.

Aidan then started at CSIRO with the transformational bioinformatics team, where he developed VariantSpark, which applies BigData machine learning algorithms to genomic data.

Aidan has 4 journal publications (3 first author) with 57 citations (h-index 3). He received the “Best student and postdoc” award at CSIRO in 2015 and attracted $180K in funding to date as AI.

Aidan has now started his PhD in the field of genome editing at the Australian National University.

Achievements and Awards

  • Successful Student / Postdoc Award
    CSIRO

  • NSW iAwards for GT-Scan2
    aiia

  • PhD top up scholarship
    CSIRO

Current Roles

  • PhD Student
    Investigating machine learning models for efficient homology directed repair

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-2014

    Research Assistant
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

  • 2014-2016

    Research Assistant
    University of Newcastle

  • 2016-2017

    Research Project Officer
    CSIRO

  • 2017

    PhD Student
    Australian National University