The Bauhinia Genome project is a team event! Below you can find out about the core members driving this project.
|Irene Chik is a clinical laboratory section manager in BGI-HK, focusing on genetic prenatal testing. She studied molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, Canada. When she’s not orchestrating world-leading science projects, she enjoys playing boardgames and learning random trivia.
|Rob Davidson is a data scientist in the Open Science journal Gigascience, working out of the BGI-HK offices. His focus is on transparency within science and sharing knowledge and skills. Previously he has worked on both environmental and cancer metabolomics in the UK.
|Scott Edmunds is editor of the Open Science journal Gigascience, working out of the BGI-HK offices. He is passionate about citizen science and open data. Scott has a long history of science communication having worked for several journals, ever leading the fight for open science and open knowledge.
|Hoi Shan Kwan is professor in the school of biosciences at CUHK, specialising in genomics and molecular biology. Prof. Kwan has a long and distinguished history of publications, patents and awards including genetic research on Bauhinia blakeana. He is also a member of the Order of the Bauhinia Star, Hong Kong’s highest civic honour.
|Kwan Hok Steve Tong is assistant sales and marketing manager of BGI-HK. He graduated at City University of Hong Kong, majoring in Applied Biology. He has eight years experience in DNA testing and genome research. Currently he is responsible for both BGI-Health & BGI-Tech business in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. His research interests include transcriptome and small RNA research.
|Kwok Wing Stephen Tsui is professor in biomedical sciences at CUHK. He is an expert in bioinformatics and genomics and will organise the student-led assembly of the Bauhinia genomes.