Daniel is a Molecular Epidemiologist, Research Scientist and Team Leader of Bioinformatics at NSW DPI's Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute. His research uses genomics and bioinformatics to examine animal and plant pests and diseases. In his career at NSW DPI, Daniel has built novel genome sequences for understudied pathogens, such as Perkinsus olseni and Theileria orientalis. With his team and collaborators, Daniel conducts genomic surveys of animal and plant pathogens endemic to Australia and examines the diversity of important agricultural pathogens.
Additionally, Daniel and his team work to incorporate high-throughput sequencing (HTS) and bioinformatic technologies into diagnostic and emergency response operations within NSW DPI. This includes use of HTS technologies for exotic pest and disease tracing, collaborative research in new phylogenetic techniques, construction of custom bioinformatic workflows for novel HTS-based diagnostic tests, and the exploration of Oxford Nanopore sequencing as a diagnostic tool.
Daniel joined the department in a professional capacity in 2016. He has completed technical and postdoctoral appointments in insecticide resistance, parasite genomics and diagnostic design. His qualifications include a BMedChem (Hons) and PhD from the University of Wollongong.
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