Dr Bradford is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Sessional Academic at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Associate Investigator in the QUT Centre for Data Science.

In 2022, he received his PhD at QUT, where he researched improving the safety and efficiency of CRISPR-based gene editing.

Since 2017, he has been an active Sessional Academic at the University, teaching computer science and data science units. In 2021, he became an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.

October 2022: please note that I am still building this site


Dr Bradford researches algorithmic approaches for solving complex biological questions, with a particular focus on improving the safety and efficiency of CRISPR-based gene editing.

During his PhD candidature, Dr Bradford designed and developed a fast and accurate CRISPR-Cas9 guide design pipeline, named Crackling. Crackling implements an intelligent multi-scoring approach for selecting efficient guides and utilises a high performance search algorithm for detecting potential off-target sites. Crackling is available on GitHub under the BSD-3 clause licence.


Dr Bradford has experience teaching computer science and data science units in Bachelor and Master degrees. His experience includes supervising final-year projects, lecturing, unit design and development, and classroom tutoring.

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