Funding & awards

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)
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    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