Rob Edwards’ bioinformatics lab at Flinders University is all about decoding life’s best-kept secrets. These secrets are encoded, as you must have already guessed, in genomes of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and especially the viruses that infect them.

We use all kinds of computers, from clusters to cell phones, to solve the most unsolvable computational problems that help us better understand biology.

We have been funded by research agencies all over the world to help understand viruses, and we have even done some work on the virus that rampaged the world in 2020/2021.

Rob has collaborations all over the world, and has taught in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and has taught bioinformatics, microbiology, computer science, and marine sciences course in Brazil and the US.

Rob has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and given an equal number of talks. A short biography about Rob describes his background, and his CV has more information. You can contact Rob for more information.

Lab highlights

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Sailing the Viromic Seas


Sequencing on the boat