Dr John-Sebastian Eden
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Room 301, A12 - Macleay Building
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Biological Sciences researching the mechanisms and processes driving the emergence of viruses in new hosts under the supervision of Professor Eddie Holmes. Before this, I completed my PhD and undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. In addition to my basic training in virology, I also have a diploma and graduate certificate in research management and commercialisation.
RNA viruses are ubiquitous in nature, infecting plants, animals, bacteria and, of course, humans. This widespread abundance throughout the domains of life demonstrates an immense genetic diversity that allows RNA viruses to adapt and evolve in the face of ever changing environments and hosts. The ultimate aim of my research is to explain and identify the source of genetic diversity in RNA viruses.
This work has led me to examine the patterns of genetic variation, evolution and molecular epidemiology of RNA viruses with a specific focus on the mechanisms of viral emergence. I have a strong background in viral genome sequencing and analysis, including the application of next-generation sequencing protocols and state-of-the-art bioinformatics methods. I have also been involved in a number of studies describing the molecular epidemiology of clinically important pathogens such as norovirus and have published extensively in this area.
- Westmead Millennium Institute
- Marie bashir institute for infectious diseases and biosecurity
- Charles Perkins Centre
- University of New South Wales
Awards and honours
- NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2014-18)
- Integrating genotype and phenotype in clinical molecular epidemiology; Eden J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).