Meet the new Bioinformatician on the block: Dr Nick Wong!

Meet Dr Nick Wong, who has joined the Monash Bioinformatics Platform in June 2017. Nick is located at the Central Clinical School (CCS, Monash) and liaises between CCS, the Alfred and the main bioinformatics platform team.

 

Nick completed his PhD in 2006 with Professor K. H. Andy Choo on DNA methylation of Neocentromeres. His expertise is in DNA methylation profiling (Illumina Infinium, Bisulfite Sequencing, MBD enrichment) on challenging samples; RNA analysis on challenging samples (including RNA-Seq); End-to-end experience for most NGS workflows (sample, library preparation, sequencing, bioinformatic analysis).

Posted on August 16, 2017 .

Monash bioinformatics-heavy research published in Nature

Monash University / Australian National University scientists and bioinformaticians have published their research in Nature.

The following is an excerpt from the Monash University press release:

Scientists have unravelled the 40 year mystery of how gene expression – the process by which the genetic blueprints in DNA are delivered to the cell’s protein-making machinery – is initiated. The research,published today in Nature, and conducted in Australia by Australian, German and Russian scientists, involved developing a new technique that takes snapshots of the first steps of protein synthesis from RNA in the cell. The first data was made freely available today with the release of an app for high-content data visualisation, called TCP viewer.
Researcher on the study, Dr Traude Beilharz from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery institute, said the approach and its results will allow future researchers and clinicians to study the way gene-expression goes awry and causes diseases, such as cancer.

The publication can be found on the Nature site.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Monash Bioinformatics Recognised Internationally

Monash University senior bioinformatician Roxane Legaie was recognised for her outstanding data modelling at a premier international bioinformatics forum in Brazil recently.

Ms Legaie received the Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology (ICBCSB 2016) in Rio de Janeiro in February where she presented her work, "The importance of including all data in a linear model for the analysis of RNAseq data".

The ICBCSB is the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss innovations, trends, challenges and solutions in bioinformatics, computational and systems biology.

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Posted on March 29, 2016 .