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Fu Xiang Quah

Fu Xiang Quah

Research Assistant

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 761100


Originally a wet-lab biologist, Fu Xiang discovered a newfound interest towards programming during a summer project in 2015. Over the next two years, Fu Xiang would partake in computational projects that had a biological focus, whilst completing his BSc Biotechnology at Imperial College London (2016) and pursuing the MPhil in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge (2017). He has developed image processing and analysis tools for Michalis Barkoulas’ lab at Imperial to quantify Caenorhabditis elegans development. During his Masters thesis, with Richard Durbin’s team at the Sanger Institute, he utilised a population genetics approach to elucidate the mechanisms of rapid speciation in the cichlid fishes of Lake Malawi. In October 2017, Fu Xiang joined the Sainsbury Laboratory as a Research Assistant. He provides bioinformatics support to the groups of Phil Wigge and Katja Jaeger, and is looking to pursue an independent project in the near future.

For further information, visit the links to Fu Xiang’s website and LinkedIn profile. Outside science, Fu Xiang is enthusiastic towards photography and maintains an online gallery.