About me

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...)