Dr Jason Wong

Dr Jason Wong

Fields of research: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics, Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides (incl. Medical Proteomics)
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Cancer and Related Disorders, Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

Biography: Dr Jason Wong heads the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics group at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and is an ARC Future Fellow at the Prince of Wales Clinical School at the University of New South Wales. He received his B.Sc (Hons I), specialising in Bioinformatics from the University of Sydney in 2002. As an Oxford-Australia scholar, he went on to complete a D.Phil in Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK in 2007. This was followed by an Irish Government...

Biography: Dr Jason Wong heads the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics group at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and is an ARC Future Fellow at the Prince of Wales Clinical School at the University of New South Wales. He received his B.Sc (Hons I), specialising in Bioinformatics from the University of Sydney in 2002. As an Oxford-Australia scholar, he went on to complete a D.Phil in Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK in 2007. This was followed by an Irish Government post-doctoral fellowship at the Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, specialising in Chemical Proteomics. In 2008 he returned to Sydney to take up his current position. Since 2008, he has been awarded a UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Post-doctoral Fellowship, a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship and an ARC Future Fellowship. His current research is focused on the application of bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics to study gene regulation and function in cancer.

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Research Interests:
With the proliferation of biological data over the past decade, bioinformatics has become an indispensable tool in understanding biological processes.  The major focus of our research is to contribute to the understanding of the functional aspects of the human genome in health and disease through integrative analysis of the different levels of information encoded by the genome. Our research involves the application of methods in data mining and machine learning to a broad range of problems in genomics, proteomics and molecular evolution with particular focus on cancer biology. Our research group also extensively use mass spectrometry as a technique to study proteins and the proteome in relation of gene regulation and protein function.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Prizes and distinctions:
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2014-2017)
Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Development Fellowship (2011-2013)
UNSW VC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2010-2012)
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology Post-doctoral Fellowship (2007)
Sir Vincent Fairfax Oxford-Australia Scholarship (2003-2006)
Overseas Research Award (UK) (2003-2006)
Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Fellowship in Biological Sciences (2003)

Location

Lowy Cancer Research Centre

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