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Dr Kaitao Lai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kaitao.Lai@csiro.au

+61 2 9325 3068

PO BOX 52

NORTH RYDE NSW 1670 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr. Kaitao Lai is a postdoctoral fellow at the Transformational Bioinformatics Team in Australian eHealth Research Centre and CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. His expertise is in genome informatics, high throughput genomic data analysis, computational genome engineering, genome editing, as well as big data analysis and elastic cloud computing.

He received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics for Plant Biotechnology and worked on microbial genomic and metagenomics data analysis, pangenome analysis in previous postdoctoral fellow position. He is currently working on the development of sgRNA activity prediction models for CRISPR-Cpf1 in genome editing, and facilitating the adaptation of the latest developments in computing infrastructure (e.g. Spark for big data analytics) and cloud technology (e.g. AWS Lambda) for research projects and commercial software products.

He has 14 peer-reviewed publications (4 as first author, 10 as co-author) with one first author paper of 80 citations.

Achievements and Awards

2012

GRDC Travel Awards

Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

2012

RHD Travel Awards

School of Agriculture and Food Science (SAFS), The University of Queensland

2010-2013

Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Academic Qualifications

2015

PhD, Bioinformatics

School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

2012

Graduate Certificate, Research Commercialisation

Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia

2006

Master, Information and Communication Technology

School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia

2005

Master, Information Technology

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

2002

Bachelor, Science in Applied Chemistry

Shenzhen University, P.R.China

Professional Experiences

2015-2017

Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia

2013-2014

Software Engineer

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, The University of Queensland, Australia

2012-2012

Internship

Bayer CropScience, Belgium

2011-2011

Internship

UniQuest Pty Limited, Australia

2010-2010

Research Assistant

School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

2009-2010

Research Scholar

School of Land, Crop & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

2009-2009

Software Engineer

Enterprise Applications Development, Information Technology Service, The University of Queensland, Australia

2008-2008

Software Engineer

Software Service Development Team, Information Technology Service, The University of Queensland, Australia

2008-2008

Java Developer

Eyecon Pty Ltd, Australia

2007-2008

Software Engineer

Technical and Development Team, Business Systems Services, Griffith University, Australia

Publications

We have publications by Dr Kaitao Lai
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: ewQhhiMAAAAJ Researcher ID: B-5991-2012 ORCID: 0000-0002-9420-9352