Thursday 7 January 2016

Tara McDonnell (SVRS Student)

Tara McDonnell is a second year undergraduate at UNSW.

For her Summer Vacation Research Studentship project, Tara is looking at SLiM enrichment in the protein-protein interaction (PPI) partners of 14-3-3 proteins. This is part of ongoing work assessing how well our current PPI data captures SLiM-mediated interactions. She is also looking to see whether there is any evidence of phosphomimicry in 14-3-3 ligand binding.

Monday 4 January 2016

Sobia Idrees (PhD student)

Sobia Idrees has a Virology and Bioinformatics background. She completed her MPhil in Biotechnology and BS in Bioinformatics from GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. During her MPhil, she worked on various Virology and Bioinformatics projects which helped her in learning Molecular biology as well as Computational biology techniques. She joined UNSW in October 2015 with a particular interest in learning new Bioinformatics approaches especially to understand host-pathogen interactions, joining the Edwards Lab in January 2016. Her PhD is focused on the bioinformatic prediction of molecular mimicry in human viruses.


  1. MPhil. IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (Virology) — GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  2. BS (Hons. ) IN BIOINFORMATICS — GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan