Fred JayaFred joined as a Research Assistant in 2020 and is providing bioinformatics support for various projects in the MEEP Lab. He has a range of experience in computational biology, process automation, and pipeline development. Previously, Fred worked on various projects involving population genetics, biogeography, and epidemiology.

Fred is completing a Master of Science (Research) degree at the University of Technology Sydney, under the supervision of Aaron Darling and Barbara Brito-Rodriguez. His research involves benchmarking bioinformatic tools used to assess recombination in RNA viruses.


Awards and honours

  • 3rd place for best poster, COMBINE/AYRCOB Symposium, 2019

  • Community engagement

  • Abstract reviewer, COMBINE/AYRCOB Symposium, 2019
  • Organising committee member, UTS Faculty of Science Transdisciplinary EMCR and HDR Retreat, 2019
  • Committee member, UTS Science HDR Student Association, 2019–2020