Paul Berkman

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  • BSc in Genetics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • BSc (Honours - First Class) in Biology, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

About Me

I started with the ACPFG Bioinformatics Group in March 2009, marking my return to the University of Queensland. Genetics caught my interest early in my undergraduate career as I came to appreciate the intricacies of molecular biology and in 2005 I completed my Bachelor of Science with a Major in Genetics at UQ. After a few years away from scientific pursuits, I undertook my Honours study at the University of Southern Queensland. During Honours, I learnt basic programming while computationally investigating patterns in promoter regions and codon usage in the human genome. Commencing with the ACPFG was a change for me into plant biology where I'm now absorbed in my PhD and enjoying the complexities of plant genomics.

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around resolving assembly issues of repetitive plant genomic sequences. In particular, I am interested in producing high quality genomic sequence data that will be useful for downstream researchers and breeders.

What I'm Working On

I'm predominantly working on the wheat chromosome arm assembly project. I'm also working on integrating SNP marker data generated by others within the group for use within the infrastructure of an industry partner of the group.

Contact Details


Paul Berkman

Room S425, Hartley Teakle Building (83)

University of Queensland

St Lucia, QLD, 4072

Work Phone

+61 (0)7 334 67082


+61 (0)409 823 106