Dr. Brendan Palmer joined the HRB CRF-C in July 2017 as an Associate Biostatistician and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher. Brendan has joined us from the Dept. of Medicine, UCC, where his studies focused on the longitudinal analysis of Hepatitis C virus evolutionary dynamics in a treatment naïve environment. This research was structured around the application of bioinformatic and statistical analyses to large, next-generation sequencing datasets. The outcomes to this research have helped to better understand Hepatitis C virus genome adaptation to its host environment during chronic infection.
At the HRB CRF-C, Brendan will work as part of the Statistics and Data Analysis Unit (SDAU) to support patient-focused research projects, assist with the development of statistical analysis plans and to develop methodologies aimed at improving patient-focused research.
Brendan holds a primary degree in Microbiology, a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics with Computational Biology and a Ph.D. in Virology.