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Dr Qi Wang

Dr Qi Wang
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 333934; 330212


Qi received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she developed computational methods to study alternative splicing and the evolution of HIV. Later she joined the UCLA Division of Dermatology to help identify the resistance mechanisms of targeted cancer therapies using computational tools.

In 2011 she was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship to work in the Division of Theoretical Bioinformatics, and later the Division of Applied Bioinformatics, at the German Cancer Research Centre. There she worked on diverse bioinformatics projects with NGS data, such as studying genome-wide epigenetic regulation of cell differentiation, developing sequencing protocols and detecting somatic mutations from whole-genome sequencing data, as well as data integration and predictive modelling.

Currently, she provides bioinformatics training and support to Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in the lab of Professor Beverley Glover.

Research Interests

Qi's research interest is the development and evolution of biological systems. She is interested in using computational tools to conduct and facilitate such studies.


She has conducted trainings and given lectures on data analysis of RNA-seq and whole-genome DNA methylation data, as well as in machine learning.

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