Dr Beben Benyamin is Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Centre for Population Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and an Honorary Senior Fellow at Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the University of Queensland. He uses statistics applied to large-scale ‘omics’ data to dissect the genetic mechanisms underlying human complex traits and diseases. He graduated from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Indonesia (2000), University of Sydney, Australia (2002) and University of Edinburgh, UK (2007) under the supervision of Prof Peter Visscher FRS. He did his postdoctoral training at the Genetic Epidemiology Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (2007-2011). Prior joining University of South Australia, he worked as Research Fellow at the Program in Complex Trait Genomics, the University of Queensland (2012-2017). Some of his research has been published in Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications. His current interests are on the application of statistical genomic methods to neurodegenerative diseases, especially motor neuron disease and on trans-ethnic genomic analyses to dissect the transferability of genomic findings in European samples on other populations, such as Asians.