• The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


In 2015 I finished my PhD at UQ creating a novel genotyping--by-sequencing method called skimGBS. I then moved to UWA to work with the Edwards group on plant breeding using computational methods.

Roles and responsibilities

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dave Edwards - I run my own research, help PhD students with their research,

I also run the Hacky Hour, every Friday at the Hackett Hall Cafe at 10am, where we talk code and data and help people with code and data problems: http://twitter.com/hackyhouruwa

I also am a (co-)Head of a EMBL-ABR Node

Funding overview

UWA Research Collaboration Award, 'Microbe mediated alternative Nitrogen nutrition in Australian seagrasses', $29,950

Industrial relevance

Our group collaborates extensively with international breeding companies such as Bayer CropScience and Intergrain.


Plant genomics, plant pangenomics, computer-assisted breeding programs, Brassica, wheat, legumes, seagrasses



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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2013 2018

2 Citations

Adapting legume crops to climate change using genomic approaches

Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, M., Bayer, P. E., Hane, J. K., Babu, V., Nguyen, H. T., Nelson, M. N., Erskine, W., Varshney, R. K., Papa, R. & Edwards, D., 30 Mar 2018, In : Plant Cell and Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Climate Change
climate change

Bias in resistance gene prediction due to repeat masking

Bayer, P. E., Edwards, D. & Batley, J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Nature Plants. 4, 10, p. 762-765 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant breeding
2 Citations

Exploring the genetic and adaptive diversity of a pan-Mediterranean crop wild relative: narrow-leafed lupin

Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, M., Bayer, P. E., Nevado, B., Hurgobin, B., Filatov, D., Kilian, A., Kamphuis, L. G., Singh, K. B., Berger, J. D., Hane, J. K., Edwards, D., Erskine, W. & Nelson, M. N., Apr 2018, In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 131, 4, p. 887–901 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mediterranean Region
wild relatives
Climate Change
Genome-Wide Association Study
4 Citations

Genome-wide identification and comparative analysis of NBS-LRR resistance genes in Brassica napus

Alamery, S., Tirnaz, S., Bayer, P., Tollenaere, R., Chaloub, B., Edwards, D. & Batley, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 69, S1, p. 79-93 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Brassica napus
binding sites

Genomic comparison of two independent seagrass lineages reveals habitat-driven convergent evolution

Lee, H., Golicz, A. A., Bayer, P. E., Severn-Ellis, A. A., Chan, C. K. K., Batley, J., Kendrick, G. A. & Edwards, D., 27 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 69, 15, p. 3689-3702 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
convergent evolution
Oceans and Seas


Supplementary data for manuscript:"High intraspecific diversity of Restorer-of-fertility-like genes in barley"

Melonek, J. (Creator), Zhou, R. (Creator), Bayer, P. (Creator), Edwards, D. (Creator), Stein, N. (Creator), Small, I. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 21 Sep 2018



Clover v2.0 reference assembly and annotation

Kaur, P. (Creator), Bayer, P. (Creator), Milec, Z. (Creator), Vrána, J. (Creator), Yuan, Y. (Creator), Appels, R. (Creator), Edwards, D. (Creator), Batley, J. (Creator), Nichols, P. G. (Creator), Erskine, W. (Creator), Doležel, J. (Creator), Zenodo, 27 Oct 2016


Clover v3 assembly

Dudchenko, O. (Creator), Pham, M. (Creator), Lui, C. (Creator), Bayer, P. (Creator), Erskine, W. (Creator), Aiden, E. L. (Creator), Zenodo, 7 Dec 2017