Ant Poole

Anthony Poole is the Director of the Bioinformatics Institute and Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland. Prior to completing his PhD at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, he was a Japanese Government Monbusho scholar at the University of Tokyo.

Ant was awarded a Swedish Research Council-funded Assistant Professorship at Stockholm University in Sweden, and was a Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow. While in Sweden he was part of the Swedish Astrobiology Network and was founding faculty in the Stockholm University Graduate School in Astrobiology. He returned to New Zealand

to take up a position at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where he was awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. He joined the University of Auckland in 2017. Ant is interested in the origin and evolution of molecular and cellular systems. His lab currently uses a mix of computational and experimental methods, including experimental evolution and synthetic biology, to study the evolutionary origins of processes such as RNA editing, translation initiation, and the evolution of DNA itself, for which he was awarded Marsden Funding in 2017.



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