Brendan attended the University of Auckland and completed a Bachelors degree in Bioinformatics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics and a Masters degree in Biological sciences. His studies focused largely on computer science and genetics with a Masters degree that applied a bioinformatics pipeline to explore the phylogeography of the New Zealand stick insect Micrarchus under the supervision of Associate Professor Thomas Buckley at Landcare Research NZ.
In 2018 Brendan Joined the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby institute in UNSW to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Fabio Luciani. His project focuses on the role of the T cell receptor repertoire (TCR) and its diversity. A bioinformatic analysis of TCR data will span from its use in autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), genetic complexity with regards to alternate splicing, to a machine learning approach to link the pheontype and the genotype.
BSc in Bioinformatics
PgDip in Bioinformatics
MSc in Biological Sciences