Paul Czechowski

I am a passionate biologist with more then 15 years experience in research and genomic data collection, analysis, visualisation, and communication.

I am good at collecting and uniting large volumes of biological and non-biological data, forming those data as needed, and revealing signals inherent to those data. I believe data is best communicated with well-designed graphics, supported by engaging text or speech. For my work I like using R, Python, and shell scripting, both on local and remote computers. I like using git, rsync, and tmux to make my work fun and efficient.

I am currently investigating genomes and metagenomes from trace DNA, extracted from sub-fossil bones, museum specimens, and environmental samples. Other examples of my ongoing work include tracking invasive species along shipping routes, whole- and mitochondrial genome reconstruction of the extinct giant eagle Harpagornis moorei, and environmental DNA explorations in the fiords of New Zealand.

I learned at world leading research institutions such as the Max-Plank-Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany), British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York), and Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand). I finished my Ph.D. at the University of Adelaide with deans commendation for thesis excellence in 2015, after collecting and sequencing Antarctic soils.

After ten years abroad I am currently enjoying time back home, but I am always up for new adventures, in real life or at the computer. Ask me what I can do for you!

Dr. Paul Czechowski

Computational Biologist and Molecular Ecologist