Richard Edwards

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My research interests stem from a fascination with the molecular basis of evolutionary change and how we can harness the genetic sequence patterns left behind to make useful predictions about contemporary biological systems. I started my academic career as a geneticist, modelling how transposable elements may be selectively retained and spread through a clonal populations of bacteria. After my PhD, I moved into full-time bioinformatics, with a focus on protein sequence analysis, particularly the application of protein-protein interaction motif discovery tools. I have also developed sequence analysis pipelines for a number of different collaborative projects. I started my own research group at the University of Southampton (UK) in 2007 and moved to UNSW (Sydney, Australia) in late 2013.
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