Who we are

Team CX – December 2021

Cheong Xin (CX) Chan

CX Chan

PhD (Genomics & Computational Biology) (UQ)
Group Leader, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, UQ
Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ
Affiliate Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, UQ
c.chan1 [at] uq.edu.au
+61-7-33653829


Katherine E. Dougan

Katherine Dougan

PhD (Florida International University)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ
k.dougan [at] uq.edu.au
https://www.katherinedougan.com/


Sarah Shah

Sarah Shah

MSc (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) (Dalhousie University)
PhD candidate, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ
sarah.shah [at] uq.net.au

I am interested in the evolutionary transition of free-living organisms into parasitic or symbiotic lifestyles in various microbiomes such as the animal gut or coral reefs. I am currently investigating the genomes of Symbiodiniaceae to identify what led them to colonize sea animals, and what drives them to leave their hosts.


Yibi Chen

Yibi Chen

MBioinf (UQ); Master of Agricultural Extension (Horticulture) (Yunnan University)
PhD candidate, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ
yibi.chen [at] uq.net.au


Gemma Laird

Gemma Laird

Master of Bioinformatics student, UQ
Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ


Avalon Yennefer

Master of Bioinformatics student, UQ
Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ


Hisatake Ishida

BSc (Computational Science/Marine Science), UQ
Honours student, UQ
Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, UQ


Team CX – June 2021
Team CX October 2020
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