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Mr Brendan Hosking

Solutions Engineer


Brendan Hosking is a solutions engineer in the Transformational Bioinformatics team, working in Genome Engineering under Dr Laurence Wilson. He uses serverless cloud resources to produce tools that can rapidly and cheaply analyse large genomic datasets.

He received his Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University in 2015, with a double major in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics, and Theoretical Physics.

His current work involves creating a serverless implementation of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health's Beacon specification, as well as multiple tools for designing CRISPR guides for gene drives and diagnostics.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    B. Science (Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics, Theoretical Physics)
    Australian National University

Achievements and Awards

  • Dec 2018-Dec 2018

    Domain + Digital Award

  • Dec 2018-Dec 2018

    Inclusion, Trust and Respect Award

Current Roles

  • Solutions Engineer
    Create solutions to genetic problems using cloud resources, with an emphasis on serverless implementations.


  • Jul 2021-Jun 2023

    DFAT - Indonesia SARS-CoV-2 Analytics ($1M)

  • Jul 2022-Jun 2023

    Acorn ($20K)