Personal Statement

I am a Postdoctoral Research Worker working under Dr Paul F. O'Reilly at the MRC SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. I did my PhD at the University of Hong Kong (2012-16) supervised by Professor Pak Chung Sham and co-supervised by Dr Stacey S. Cherny and Dr Wanling Yang. Currently I am focusing on updating PRSice 2 and am also working on methods related to inversion detection in GWAS data

Publications

Methods and Softwares

Dissertation

Title

The Genetics of Schizophrenia - The Contribution of Common Variants and Genes Implicated in a Maternal Immune Activation Model

Primary Supervisor

Professor Pak-Chung SHAM

My study aim to develop algorithm for the estimation of narrow sense heritability using only test statistics and to identify genetic factors contributing to

  1. schizophrenia susceptibility using RNA Sequencing;

  2. antipsychotic treatment response outcome using GWAS

Teaching

The Center of Genomic Science,
The University of Hong Kong

Next Generation Sequencing Workshop Teacher

- Assists with workshop content design and material preparation

April,2015
July, 2014
Jan, 2014

The University of Hong Kong

Common Core Course Tutor (Genetics andHuman Nature)

- Average Student Evaluation Score 91/100

Jan – June, 2014
Sept – Dec, 2014

Awards

XXII World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

Early Career Investigator Poster Award

October, 2014

The University of Hong Kong

Post Graduate Scholarship

January, 2012 – December 2016