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Dr Myo Naung


Dr Myo Naung

Postdoctoral Computational Biologist

+61 474 303 245

Myo Naung finished his PhD training at The Walter Eliza Hall of Medical Institute (WEHI) in Australia. His research focused on understanding immune escape polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate antigens using both genomics and serological approaches from longitudinal children cohorts in Papua New Guinea. Myo’s research interests revolve around understanding the ecology and evolution of infectious agents and their interaction with human or animal hosts. He has spent several years in the US and UK for his undergraduate and master’s degrees.

As a researcher, Myo has experience in both wet-lab and dry-lab research and has used a combination of these techniques to study infectious agents, including long-read nanopore sequencing, and multiplexed serological assays. Myo uses his multidisciplinary knowledge to investigate the effects of non-antibiotic medication on microbiome diversity.


  • University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) Travel Award

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