Dr Jason Wong

Dr Jason Wong

Fields of research: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics
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 study of mutational processes and their consequences in gene regulation and function in cancer.

Research Interests:

Our research group is interested in understanding how mutations occur in cancer and what effect this has on the way genes are used. Understanding the mechanism by which these mutations form in the genome is important because it can provide us with insights into why cancers develop and how it may be prevented. We are also interested in studying how mutations can generally alter the regulation of gene expression, particularly its affect on transcription factor binding at cis-regulatory elements. Our group is interested in all cancer types, and currently have a strong focus on skin cancer, blood cancers and gastrointestinal cancers.

Our laboratory uses combination of genetic, biochemical and computational methods in our research. In particular, our research makes extensive use of large genomics datasets with a focus on integrative data analysis. For specific information about our research, please visit our group's webpage.

Prizes and distinctions:
Cure Cancer Australia Researcher of the Year (2015)
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)

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Lowy Cancer Research Centre


 

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