Hiu Lam (Rita) Tam

Rita is a technical assistant, mainly working on the application of bioinformatics methods to identify avirulence candidate genes in wheat stripe rust. Throughout her bachelor’s degree in genetics in ANU, she has developed a deep interest in molecular biology, biochemistry and programming. She finished Honours in genetics with Schwessinger’s Lab in 2021, will be starting her PhD journey in late 2022.

Away from the office, she likes exploring music, gaming and motorbiking. Her spirit animal is sea otter.