Dr. Rick Tankard

Dr. Rick Tankard

Bioinformatics Analyst

Welcome 👋

I am a Bioinformatician and Statistician based in Australia. I blog about statistics, R and general scientific skepticism.

I am currently seeking work in health and medical industries in Melbourne.

I studied statistics and history & philosophy of science during undergraduate studies. After working as a research technician for two years, I then undertook a Bioinformatics PhD project at The Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and The University of Melbourne, where I investigated the ability of next-generation sequencing to detect disease-causing repeat expansions. This resulted in the development of an R software package exSTRa.

Specialties: R (including package development), statistics, bioinformatics