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. Chan is an Associate Faculty Member of F1000Prime in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology, and currently an Affiliate Lecturer at UQ's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences.