Dr Qiongyi Zhao

Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
q.zhao@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 66414

Overview

I am the head of bioinformatics core at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland. I completed my PhD in 2010 at the Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. My PhD training was in both bioinformatics and molecular biology. I continued as a postdoctoral research associate in a bioinformatics group at the same institute focusing on next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis. In mid-2012, I was recruited from a worldwide search to be Research Fellow at QBI, UQ. At QBI, I leads the bioinformatics core and built in-house analysis pipelines for a variety of NGS data. I have been training/working in the bioinformatics/NGS field for over 10 years, starting from greenfield development of three NGS platforms (i.e. 454, Illumina, SOLiD); thus, I have rich experience in bioinformatic analysis, especially analysing various types of NGS data including but not limited to RNA-Seq, small RNA-Seq, whole-exome/genome sequencing, ChIP-Seq, PAR-CLIP-Seq, 5mC-Seq, 5hmC-Seq and m6A-Seq.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Doctor of Science, Chinese Acad.Sc.

Publications

  • Zajaczkowski, Esmi L., Zhao, Qiong-Yi, Zhang, Zong Hong, Li, Xiang, Wei, Wei, Marshall, Paul R., Leighton, Laura J., Nainar, Sarah, Feng, Chao, Spitale, Robert C. and Bredy, Timothy W. (2018) Bioorthogonal metabolic labeling of nascent RNA in neurons improves the sensitivity of transcriptome-wide profiling. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 9 7: 1858-1865. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00197

  • Leighton, Laura J., Zhao, Qiongyi, Li, Xiang, Dai, Chuanyang, Marshall, Paul R., Liu, Sha, Wang, Yi, Zajaczkowski, Esmi L., Khandelwal, Nitin, Kumar, Arvind, Bredy, Timothy W. and Wei, Wei (2017) A Functional Role for the Epigenetic Regulator ING1 in Activity-induced Gene Expression in Primary Cortical Neurons. Neuroscience, 369 248-260. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.11.018

  • Gratten, Jacob, Zhao, Qiongyi, Benyamin, Beben, Garton, Fleur, He, Ji, Leo, Paul J., Mangelsdorf, Marie, Anderson, Lisa, Zhang, Zong-Hong, Chen, Lu, Chen, Xiang-Ding, Cremin, Katie, Deng, Hong-Weng, Edson, Janette, Han, Ying-Ying, Harris, Jessica, Henders, Anjali K., Jin, Zi-Bing, Li, Zhongshan, Lin, Yong, Liu, Xiaolu, Marshall, Mhairi, Mowry, Bryan J., Ran, Shu, Reutens, David C., Song, Sharon, Tan, Li-Jun, Tang, Lu, Wallace, Robyn H., Wheeler, Lawrie, Wu, Jinyu, Yang, Jian, Xu, Huji, Visscher, Peter M., Bartlett, Perry F., Brown, Matthew A., Wray, Naomi R. and Fan, Dongsheng (2017) Whole-exome sequencing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis suggests NEK1 is a risk gene in Chinese. Genome Medicine, 9 97: 97. doi:10.1186/s13073-017-0487-0

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Widagdo, J., Zhao, Q. -Y., Anggono, V. and Bredy, T. (2015). Activity-dependent RNA methylation in learning and memory. In: Special Issue: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, (118-118). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Bredy, T., Widagdo, J. and Zhao, Q.-Y. (2015). Epitranscriptomic mechanisms of memory stability. In: Special Issue: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, (29-29). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13185

  • Ratnu, V., Li, X., Emami, M., Zhao, Q. -Y. and Bredy, T. (2015). Exploring the role of histone demethylase, UTX, in mediating sex differences in fear-related learning and memory. In: Special Issue: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, (116-116). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Zhao, L., Das, I. J., Zhao, Q., Thomas, A., Adamovics, J. and Oldman, M. (2010). Determination of the depth dose distribution of proton beam using PRESAGE™ dosimeter. In: , , (160-163). . doi:10.1088/1742-6596/250/1/012035