Hiu Lam (Rita) Tam

Rita is an Honours student working on avirulence gene identification and phylogenetic analysis of wheat stripe rust. Throughout her bachelor’s degree in genetics in ANU, she has developed a deep interest in molecular biology, biochemistry and programming. Now in Team Schwessinger, she is passionate about uncovering the evolutionary history of host adaptation of this bright-yellow fungus with the use of bioinformatics techniques.

Away from the office, she likes drawing, cooking, playing chess and watching marine documentaries. Her spirit animal is kakapo.