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Siwei Deng

BSc (Hons), MSc

DPhil student

Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells

In 2019, I earned BSc in Pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University and BSc in Biochemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Strathclyde. My BSc project was to screen sphingolipid analogues on cancer-specific signalling in breast cancer cells, under the supervision of Prof. Susan Pyne and Prof. Nigel Pyne. Then I moved to the University of Edinburgh and earned MSc degree in Bioinformatics. My MSc project was based in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Huesa and Dr. Frances Turner, studying the crosstalk between prostate cancer cells and osteoblasts in an in vitro model of prostate cancer bone metastasis. 

In October 2020, I worked as a research assistant at Wenzhou-Kean University Bioinformatics Lab (Lab of Prof. Siew Woh Choo). During that time, I focused on coronavirus infection response, endogenous viral sequences in different mammal species, and bacteria genome analysis using bioinformatics. 

In September 2021, I moved to the Pauklin's Group at Botnar Research CentreNDORMS, the University of Oxford, with the support of the China Scholarship Council-University of Oxford Scholarships. My current research interest is to demystify the epigenetic roles in pancreatic cancer stem cells using extensive bioinformatics methods. 

My current affiliations: 

  • Oxford Life Science Association (OLSA)
  • U8 World Innovation Summit
  • Oxford Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Oxford CSSA)
  • China Youth of Tomorrow (CYOT)

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