Blog icon


Mitchell O'Brien is a postdoctoral fellow in the Genome Insights team led by Dr. Natalie Twine. His research interests lie in using bioinformatics to uncover the underlying biology of rare and complex diseases. Mitchell's current focus is on developing a variant prioritisation platform in conjunction with MRFF.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Bachelors of Animal and Veternary Bioscience (Hons I)
    University of Sydney

  • 2022

    University of Sydney

Current Roles

  • CERC Postdoctoral Fellow
    Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-2022

    Scientific Officer, Biodiversity Research
    Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney - Department of Planning Industry and Environment