Dr Mark Crowe becomes QCIF’s new Training Manager

Former bioinformatician Dr Mark Crowe has joined QCIF as its Training Manager.

The new role will see more QCIF training events created for researchers in Queensland, and greater coordination of events between QCIF’s member universities. It will also provide Queensland universities with a central point of contact to facilitate access to national training initiatives in data management and high-performance computing.

Mark was the Training and Outreach Manager of QFAB from 2012–2015, before QFAB merged with QCIF as a bioinformatics support service.
After more than three years in private business management, he has returned to the public eResearch sector.
“I’m looking forward to reconnecting with a lot of my old bioinformatics colleagues and collaborators from my time with QFAB, and building lots of new relationships across the broader range of research fields that I’ll be working on with QCIF,” said Mark.

During his time at QFAB, Mark built and delivered a range of training courses and events for researchers across Australasia, further expanding the range of QFAB’s bioinformatics services.

Mark has worked in bioinformatics and genomics for more than 15 years. His experience prior to QFAB included providing bioinformatics support for a pan-European microarray development project, running Australia’s largest next-generation sequencing service at the time (the Australian Genome Research Facility), and research and operational management in a commercial livestock genomics company.

He has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Reading University, U.K., a BA (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from QUT.

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Dr Mark Crowe. (Photo by Dr Nick Hamilton, QCIF.)