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Dr Samuel Andrew completed a CERC Fellowship at CSIRO before joining the Genomics and AI team in the Crops program at CSIRO. The CERC fellowship was part of the Environomics Future Science Platform and aimed to explore how functional traits and transcriptomic responses to stress can be used to understand the thermal tolerance capacity of wild plants. The project used comparative transcriptomics to quantify variation in molecular responses to extreme temperatures. Comparative genomics and transcriptomics will also be the focus of his current work on stress tolerance in crops. This current work focuses on responses in wheat to cold shocks and frost.
Dr Andrew received his PhD from Macquarie University in 2018, his thesis used population genetics and landscape genomics to study the introduction of the house sparrow to Australia and to explore 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 the genetic regulation of 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

  • December 2018-May 2022

    CERC Fellow - Environomics FSP

  • April 2018-November 2018

    Endeavour postdoc Fellowship
    University of Helsinki

  • August 2017-April 2018

    Research assistant - data analysis
    Macquarie University

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