Our people

To contact us, view our staff and student contact details below.


Stan Miklavcic

Professor Stan Miklavcic
BSc (Hons) New South Wales, PhD Australian National University

     Bronwyn Hajek

Dr Bronwyn Hajek
Deputy Director
BSc Adelaide, MEnvSc (Hons), PhD Wollongong

Jinhai Cai

Dr Jinhai Cai
Senior Research Fellow
BSc, MSc Hangzhou, PhD Melbourne

Josh Chopin

Dr Josh Chopin
Research Associate: Image Processing
BSc (Mathematics), Honours, PhD University of South Australia

Pankaj Kumar 

Dr Pankaj Kumar
Research Fellow: Image Processing
BTech Indian Institute of Technology, MEng, PhD National University of Singapore


Dr Zohaib Khan

Research Associate: Image Processing
PhD University of Western Australia


Dr Zhi Lu

Research Associate: Image Processing
MSc, PhD City University of Hong Kong

Adjunct and Visiting Staff


Professor Lee White
Adjunct Professor
BSc (Hons) Queensland, PhD Australian National University


Professor Desmond Lun
Adjunct Professor
BSc, BEng (Hons) Melbourne, SM, PhD MIT

Hamid Laga

A/Professor Hamid Laga
Adjunct Associate Professor
MSc, PhD Tokyo Institute of Technology

Chris Brien

Dr Chris Brien
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
BScAgr Sydney, MAgrSc, PhD Adelaide


Dr Jason Connor
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
BAppSc(Hons) Central Queensland PhD South Australia


Dr Mahmood Golzarian
Adjunct Research Fellow
BSc Ferdowski, MSc Tehran, PhD South Australia

Mr Ross Frick

Mr Ross Frick
BSc Adelaide, MSc Sheffield

 Julie Sleep

Ms Julie Sleep
Volunteer: Web and Research
BInfTech(Hons), MSc South Australia



Ms Catherine Fung
PhD Student
Supervisors: Professor Stan Miklavcic, Dr Jason Connor, A/Professor Rossen Sedev


Mr George Daniels
PhD Student
Supervisors: Professor Stan Miklavcic, Professor Lee White

Associate Members

Dr Ivan Lee
Senior Lecturer
BEng, MCom, MEng, PhD Sydney

PBRC PhD Alumni

Dr Kylie Foster, Former PhD Student
Dr Josh Chopin, Former PhD Student, now Research Assistant at University of South Australia
Dr Ulrich Eck, Former PhD Student, now Senior Research Scientist at Technische Universität München
Dr Nazmul Islam, Former PhD Student, now Assistant Professor at Khulna University
Dr Kuhn Ip, former PhD Student
Dr Lacina Diaby, former PhD student, now lecturer at University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
Dr Dale Ward, Former PhD Student/Research Fellow, now Research Fellow at Flinders University

Former staff

Dr Hamid Laga, Former Senior Research Fellow, now Associate Professor at Murdoch University
Ms Kate Dowling, Former Research Associate
Mr Mathieu Baes, Former Molecular Technician, now Research Assistant at University of Adelaide
Mrs Rishi Gupta, Former Transformation Technician
Dr Nady Harris, Former Transformation Technician
Mr Juan Carlos Sanchez Ferrero, Former Bioinformatics Technician
Dr Angus Wallace, Former Research Fellow, now Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University
Mr Martin Nguyen, Former Research Assistant
Dr Galyna Safonova, Former Research Associate, now Project Team Lead at Biarri Networks
Dr Huwaida Rabie, Former Research Fellow, now Assistant Professor at Bethlehem University
Dr Mahmood Golzarian, Former Post-doc, now Lecturer at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Dr Penny Sanchez, Former Lecturer, now Statistician at Telstra
Mrs Zahra Shoaei, former Technician, now at Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
Mrs Zeinab Hajiabolhasani, former Research Assistant, now at University of South Australia
Dr Bao Lam Huynh, former Post-doc, now at University of California, Riverside
Dr Juergen Zanghellini, former Post-doc, now Junior group leader at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology
Professor Desmond Lun, former Director, now Professor at Rutgers University
Dr Neil Donoghue, former Post-doc
Dr Andrew Jacobs, former Senior Research Fellow, now Head of NZ Research and Development at Bioconsortia
Ms Janine Jones, former Research Associate
Ms Christine Kastner, former Research Associate
A/Professor Qiongyan Li, former visiting Associate Professor 

Vacation Scholars and Honours Alumni

Ms Marcela Cespedes, Former Honours Student, now PhD Student at Queensland University of Technology
Miss Erika Belchamber, Former Vacation Scholar, now Student at University of South Australia
Miss Stephanie Mills, Former Vacation Scholar, now Student at University of South Australia
Mr Jordan Schultz, Former Vacation Scholar
Mr Brendan Fong, former Vacation Scholar, now PhD Student at Oxford University
Mr Sean Goodger, Former Vacation Scholar, now Student at University of Adelaide
Mr Liam Banks, Former Vacation Scholar, now Student at University of Adelaide
Mr Jooyeum Lee, former Vacation Scholar
Mr Felix Jones, Former Vacation Scholar, now Student at University of Adelaide

Areas of study and research

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