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Gagan is working on large scale genomic studies ranging from plant pathogens to complex crop systems. He is exploring genomic data to investigate the genetic diversity of complex plant systems. He also studies the plant pathogen interactions and mechanisms used by the pathogens to cause disease and manipulate the hosts' responses.

Prior to CSIRO, he was working on joint NHMRC project between CMRI, Westmead and Macquarie University towards computational analysis of highly complex libraries of retroviral integration in human and mice genomes.

He completed his PhD in Bioinformatics from Macquarie University in which he worked on research project entitled "In silico identification of novel therapeutic targets from secretome analysis of parasites".

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    Doctor of Philosphy
    Macquarie University

  • 2008

    Graduate Diploma in Information technology
    University of Ballarat

  • 2007

    Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
    The University of Sydney

Professional Experiences

  • Jan, 2013-July, 2014

    Research Fellow
    Macquarie University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2010-2013

    Australian Postgraduate Award
    Macquarie University