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Dr Samuel Andrew completed a CERC Fellowship at CSIRO before joining the Datascience for Crop Breeding team. The CERC fellowship was part of the Environomics FSP and aimed to explore how functional traits and genomics responses to stress can be used to understand the vulnerability of plants to future climate conditions. Identifying at risk plant species can allow for targeted and proactive conservation management to protect these vulnerable species. The project used comparative transcriptomics to quantify variation in physiological responses to extreme weather events. Comparative genomics and transcriptomics will also be the focus of his currant work on stress tolerance in crops.
Dr Andrew received his PhD from Macquarie University where he used population genetics and landscape genomics to study the introduction of the house sparrow to Australia and how this highly successful climate generalist, has adapted to novel Australian environments. Between finishing his PhD and joining CSIRO, he traveled to the University of Helsinki in Finland on an Endeavour Fellowship. There he was part of Craig Primmer’s group and contributed to a large project studying maturation timing in Atlantic salmon.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014 - 2018

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Macquarie University

  • 2008-2012

    Bachelor of Science: Biodiversity and Conservation (Hons)
    Macquarie University

Professional Experiences

  • April 2018-November 2018

    Endeavour postdoc Fellowship
    University of Helsinki

  • August 2017-April 2018

    Research assistant - data analysis
    Macquarie University

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