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.

Dr Chan is a group leader at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE), and his group uses advanced computational and database approaches to study genome evolution of microbes, including bacteria, algae and protists, and to develop scalable phylogenomic approaches.

Featured projects Duration
Microbial Genomics