Al-Aabid Chowdhury is a casual Research Assistant working on bird evolution and termite genomics. He completed his Honours thesis under the supervision of Simon Ho and David Duchêne (University of Copenhagen). His Honours project explored evolutionary rate variation in genomes of modern birds, using genomic data generated by the international Bird 10,000 Genomes (B10K) project.


Awards and honours

University of Sydney

  • Denison Research Scholarship (2021)
  • University of Sydney Honours Scholarship (2021)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Summer Research Scholarship (2019–2020)
  • Art by Jon Fjeldså.