Senior Research Officer, the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr. Quan Nguyen is a senior research officer in Single-cell and Computational Genomics team at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the University of Queensland, Australia. His research focus is on using big genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics data at single-cell and population levels to decode the functional genome. In 2013, He completed a PhD program on the genome-scale modelling of virus-host interaction at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. From 2013-2015, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Piero Carninci’s Transcriptomics Technology team and the Functional Annotation of Mammalian Genome (FANTOM) consortium at RIKEN institute in Japan. He studied transcriptional regulation of noncoding RNA in mouse and human. From 2015-2016, he received a CSIRO OCE fellowship to work on livestock genomics in the Functional Annotation of Animal Genome (FAANG) consortium. He developed computational methods to predict DNA functional regulatory regions. From 2016, he works on the integration of single-cell transcriptomics and population genetics data to study causal relationship between DNA mutations, gene expression and disease