CX Chan – Research profile

Qualifications

 

Research experience

 

Research & academic mentorship

 

Professional services

  • Associate Faculty Member, F1000 Prime (Genomics & Genetics, Bioinformatics)
  • Associate Editor (2018-), BMC Genomics
  • Editorial Board Member (elected; term 2016-2018; 2019-2021), Journal of Phycology
    • Review Editor:
    • Expert reviewer for grant proposals:
    • Manuscript reviewer (journal):
        • Algal Research
        • Aquatic Invasions
        • Bioinformatics
        • BMC Bioinformatics
        • BMC Genomics
        • BMC Research Notes
        • Briefings in Bioinformatics
        • European Journal of Phycology
        • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
        • Frontiers in Marine Science
        • Frontiers in Microbiology
        • Gene
        • Genome Biology
        • Genome Biology and Evolution
        • Harmful Algae
        • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
        • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
        • The ISME Journal
        • Journal of Applied Phycology
        • Journal of Molecular Evolution
        • Journal of Phycology
        • Marine Biology
        • Marine Biotechnology
        • Marine Drugs
        • mBio
        • Molecular Biology and Evolution
        • Molecular Ecology
        • Molecular Ecology Resources
        • Nature Communications
        • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
        • Phycologia
        • Phycological Research
        • The Plant Journal
        • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
        • PLoS Genetics
        • PLoS ONE
        • Scientific Reports
        • Trends in Genetics
        • Trends in Microbiology
        • Virulence
      • Manuscript reviewer (conference):
        • International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW)
        • IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM)
      • Webmaster, Wiki-site and internal data portal (user-interactive) for the Research Co-ordination Network of the Porphyra Genome Project
      • Webmaster, University of Malaya Algal Research Laboratory

       

      Memberships

      • Phycological Society of America
      • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
      • International Society for Computational Biology
      • Genetics Society of AustralAsia
      • Golden Key National Honour Society

      Research funding

      • 2019-2021: ARC Discovery Projects Grant DP190102474
        Genomics and evolution of symbiont transmission in coral reefs
        Australian Research Council
        Chief Investigator: Chan CX
        Partner Investigator: Bhattacharya D

      • 2015-2018: ARC Discovery Projects Grant DP150101875
        Symbiodinium: the evolutionary transition to coral reef symbiont
        Australian Research Council
        Chief Investigators: Ragan MA, Chan CX
        Partner Investigator: Bhattacharya D

      • 2015-2018: ARC Discovery Projects Grant DP150100705
        Genome dynamics following plastid endosymbiosis
        Australian Research Council
        Chief Investigators: Verbruggen H, Chan CX
        Partner Investigators: Bhattacharya D, Olson B

      • 2014: UQ Early Career Researcher Grant ECR086
        Host-specific adaptive evolution of the coral reef symbiont Symbiodinium
        The University of Queensland
        Chief Investigator: Chan CX

      • 2013: University of Malaya Research Grant RG205-13SUS
        The use of phylogenomics to understand evolution and environmental adaptation of Chlorella isolates from different latitudes
        University of Malaya
        Chief Investigator: Lim PE
        Partner Investigators: Chan CX, Phang SM, Ragan MA

      • 2002: Vote F Postgraduate Research Grant F0131/2002A
        Generation of expressed sequence tags of the red seaweed Gracilaria changii
        Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Malaysia
        Chief Investigator: Chan CX

       

      Mobility funding

      • 2018-2019: UQ-UNESP Academic Exchange
        University of Queensland (UQ) and São Paulo State University (UNESP)
        Chief Investigator: Chan CX

      • 2018-2019: UQ-FAPESP Strategic Research Fund SPRINT 2018/15159-9
        Integrated genomic approaches to understand stress tolerance in bioethanol‐producing yeasts and coral reef symbionts
        University of Queensland (UQ) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
        Chief Investigators: Chan CX (UQ), Gross J (UNESP)

       

      Infrastructure allocations

      • 2019: National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) – 1,200,000 CPU core hours
        Lead Chief Investigator

      • 2018: National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) – 1,400,000 CPU core hours
        Lead Chief Investigator

      • 2017: National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) – 1,100,000 CPU core hours
        Chief Investigator

      • 2016: National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) – 940,000 CPU core hours
        Chief Investigator

      • 2015: National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) – 900,000 CPU core hours
        Chief Investigator

       

      Successful Fellowships

      • 2013-2016: GBRF Bioinformatics Fellowship, Great Barrier Reef Foundation (awarded to Mark Ragan)

      • 2001-2002: PASCA Postgraduate Fellowship, Ministry of Science, Tehchnology and the Environments, Malaysia

      Teaching and Learning (T&L) Funding

      • 2016: UQ Faculty of Science Teaching and Learning Grant
        Building and supporting coordinated streams for educating bioinformatics “users” and “developers”
        Leaders: Bodén M, Chan CX

       

      Awards or Honours

    • 2018: Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Teaching, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland

    • 2017: Top Reviewers of the University of Queensland (General; and Agricultural and Biological Sciences), Publons

    • 2016: Sentinel of Science (Agricultural and Biological Sciences), Publons

    • 2014, 2015, 2016: Teaching Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland

    • 2013: ResTeach Fellow, The University of Queensland

    • 2013: Poster Prize, The UTas Theoretical Phylogenetics Meeting (Phylomania), Hobart

    • 2012: Best Poster Award, BioInfoSummer, AMSI Summer Symposium in Bioinformatics, Adelaide

    • 2009: SMBE Postdoctoral Travel Award, 13th SMBE Annual Meeting, Iowa City

    • 2008: Student Bursary Scholarship, 19th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW), Gold Coast

    • 2007: SMBE Graduate Travel Award, 11th SMBE Annual Meeting, Halifax

    • 2004: Travel Scholarship Award, BioInfoSummer, ICE-EM Summer Symposium in Bioinformatics, Canberra

    • 2004: ISCB Travel Fellowship Award, International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), Glasgow

    • 2003: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award, Commonwealth Government of Australia and the University of Queensland

    • 2002: Travel Grant Award, 2nd International Conference on Structural Biology and Functional Genomics, Singapore

    • 2001: PASCA Postgraduate Fellowship Award, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Malaysia

    • 2001: Outstanding Student Award, Malaysian Senators Club

    • 2001: The Royal Academic Award, Malaysian Conference of Rulers