Allen Chong received his B.S. degree (with honors) from University College London (University of London) in physiology in 1992. He went on to carry out his research studies in AMPA glutamate receptor gene expression at Imperial College London in the late 1990s. However, in 2001, he decided to move to Singapore to work with a newly established Bioinformatics research group at the then Kent Ridge Digital Labs (later renamed the Institute for Infocomm Research) which was headed by Professor Limsoon Wong. Working under Professor Vladimir Bajic, his research interest went from gene expression to transcriptional regulation and networks. In the early years of his career as a Computational Biologist, he helped in the development of various software for the identification of novel genes from the newly sequenced human genome. As his research progressed, his interest shifted to the in silico identification of transcription factor binding sites and coregulated gene expression. In 2007, he moved back to the UK and worked under Dr. Cameron Osborne at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, studying chromosomal translocation. He received his Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics from SANBI, University of Western Cape in 2009. Allen is now currently with the Pathology Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.
Biography Updated on 21 July 2011