Researcher biography

Dr Quan Nguyen is a Group Leader at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), The University of Queensland. He is leading the Biomedical Machine Learning (BML) lab to study development and disease in single cells in spatial tissue contexts. Using machine-learning and genomic approaches, his group are integrating single-cell spatiotemporal data with large-scale population genomics data to find causal relationship between DNA variants, gene expression and diseases. Currently, his BML lab are pioneering in developing a neural network program for combining sequencing and imaging data and generating spatial transcriptomics data for different tissues and organs.

Dr Quan Nguyen completed a PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Queensland in 2013, a postdoctoral training at RIKEN institute in Japan in 2015, a CSIRO (OCE) Research Fellowship in 2016, and an IMB Fellow in 2018. In the past three years, he has contributed to the development of x8 open-source software, x2 web applications, and x4 databases for analysis of single cell data. He has published in top tier journals, including x1 Cell Stem Cell, x1 Nature Protocols, x3 Nature Communications, x1 Genome Research, x2 Genome Biology and a prize-winning paper in GigaScience. He is looking for enthusiastic research students, research assistants and a postdoc to join his team.