Dr Sarah Beecroft

Containers in bioinformatics: Why, when, and how?

Dr Sarah Beecroft

Bioinformatics Applications Specialist, Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre

Dr Sarah Beecroft completed a Human Biology degree at ECU in 2014 before undertaking Honours at UWA under Professor Nigel Laing AO. In 2016, Dr Beecroft started her PhD as the Fred Liuzzi Foundation Neuromuscular Scholar, working to discover new disease genes in rare neuromuscular diseases. Her work ranged from fetal akinesia to ultra-rare structural myopathies, to late onset neurogenerative disorders. After PhD completion, Dr Beecroft obtained a dual appointment as the Fred Liuzzi Foundation Fellow and Pawsey HPC Research Fellow. During this time, her time was split between ongoing neuromuscular research and supporting bioinformatics at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre. She now works for Pawsey as a Bioinformatics Applications Specialist. In this role, she works to support bioinformatics users through workflow development and optimisation, training, and advocacy, plus significant collaboration with the Australian BioCommons.