My research interests next generation sequencing and genetic variations.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry from China in 2002. I then received two IT related master degrees from the University of Queensland in 2005 and Griffith University in 2006 respectively. I began my IT career in the industry sector as Peoplesoft developer at Griffith University in 2007. After one year, I worked as a software engineer at a game development company in Brisbane and then worked as a software engineer and Peoplesoft developer at the University of Queensland.
I have started my PhD in July 2010 under the supervision of Associate Professor Dave Edwards and Dr Jacqueline Batley. My PhD research interests involve identifying genetic variations, such as genetic diversity and the assiociation of markers with important agronomic traits in Brassica napus. I have developed the CMAP database for pulished Brassica genetic markers against chromosomes from Brassica rapa and CMAP database for genetic markers against wheat chromosome arm 7DS. Currently, I am developing Perl scripts for the process of identifying SNPs from wheat data and planning to import SNPs data into AutoSNPdb system.