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Postdoctoral Researcher

BSc (Hons), BFr, PhD

Alexia Weeks has a BSc with double major in Molecular Biology and Biomedical Science and first-class Honours from Murdoch University (2014) and a PhD from the University of Western Australia (2018).  She is particularly interested in the genetics of rare diseases and cancers and how to use next-generation sequencing methods to identify the causes of these diseases.

Alexia has held a position at the Telethon Kids Institute as a postdoctoral researcher since 2018. Due to her background in genetics, the major focus of her work has been the analysis of exome sequencing data for identifying rare diseases and establishing an updated reference data set for Aboriginal Australians. The major focus of her work has been the analysis of whole exome sequencing data to study the genetics of rare diseases and cancers in order to improve the diagnosis rates. Her interest in bioinformatics and genetics saw her commence a postdoctoral research position with the Telethon Kids Institute Computational Biology Group in March 2018 with A/Prof Timo Lassmann.

Find Alexia on Google Scholar.