My name is Jimmy Breen and I'm the Bioinformatics core-facility manager for the Robinson Research Institute & member of the University of Adelaide's Bioinformatics Hub. Professionally, I'm interested in Genomics, Bioinformatics and Data Science, and I have a background in Plant Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing Technologies. Personally, I'm into sport, food, craft beer, data analytics and hanging with my family. This blog is a collection of scientific ideas, thoughts and interesting topics covered by myself (in my work or personal life) or from my brilliant Bioinformatics co-workers or students.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Topics and opinions covered on this blog may not the opinion of my employer.
Some extra info
- I'm employed as a Senior Research Associate at the Robinson Research Institute, working on a range of projects that all centre on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, Reproductive Biology and Epigenetics.
- In a previous life I worked as an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, working on ancient plant DNA. My main field site was a cave in Southern Armenian called Areni-1
- I helped develop ACAD's Online Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR), a data repository for ancient human and microbiome sequence data
- Yes I do have a bad knee. But I wont let it define me (only my blog and github username)
Things im into at the moment (added whenever...)
- Adelaide brewery called Pirate Life . Have a great pale ale and are a great bunch of guys
- My best mate Gusface Grillah has an amazing bbq blog which you should definitely check out. Recently featured on buzzfeed as an Australian food blog that "will change the way you eat", which is good thing ..... i think