Researcher biography

Dr Beben Benyamin is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Centre for Neurogenetics and Statistical Genomics, Queensland Brain Institute, the University of Queensland (UQ). He is also a Visiting Scientist at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. His research focuses on understanding the genetic aetiology of complex traits, including neuro-psychiatric diseases through the use and development of advanced statistical methods applied to genomic data. He obtained a Bachelor in Animal Sciences from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia (2000) and a Master of Agriculture in genetics from the University of Sydney, Australia (2002). In 2007, he was awarded a PhD in statistical genetics from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Before joining UQ in 2012, he worked at QIMR Berghofer (2006-2011).