Researcher biography

Dr Chan has a PhD in Genomics and Computational Biology from UQ. Upon graduation, he underwent postdoctoral training with Professor Debashish Bhattacharya at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey), focusing on algal genomics and evolution (phylogenomics), and the origin of plastids. His research routinely involves de novo assembly and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.

Since his return to UQ in November 2011, Chan has been using advanced computational and database approaches to explore and develop highly scalable phylogenomic approaches, and to study genome evolution of microbes, including bacteria, algae and protists.

Update: We are seeking expressions of interest from domestic (Australian and New Zealand) students for PhD positions working under the supervision of scientists at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Dr. Line Bay), the University of Queensland (Prof. Cynthia Riginos, Dr. Cheong Xin Chan), and Southern Cross University (Dr. Emily Howells). More info: Expression of interest should be submitted via the RRAP portal by 21 September 2020:

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