South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Nora (Wenjun) Liu obtained a double undergraduate degree in teaching and science, majoring in Genetics and minoring in Statistics, from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Her passion for unravelling the complexities of biological data using statistical knowledge led her to pursue a Master of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide in 2020. After 1.5 years in the MPhil program, she demonstrated satisfying research progress that allowed her to upgrade to a PhD, where she further developed her skills as a bioinformatician.
During her PhD journey at the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Nora focused on developing novel analytical pipelines to decipher complex transcriptomic data, addressing significant biological questions across diverse medical research areas, such as neurodegeneration, breast and ovarian cancer. Notably, Nora's contributions extended to the development of an R/Bioconductor package sSNAPPY for novel single-sample pathway perturbation analysis that is now publically available.
In addition to her research project, Nora has extensive teaching experience. She tutored multiple undergraduate courses covering algebra, calculus, statistics in R, and data science using Python, as well as introductory bioinformatics during her PhD.
After she finished her PhD in 2023, Nora joined the Adelaide Centre of Epigenetics as a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Jose Polo’s group. In this role, she will be applying bioinformatics approaches to unravel the intricacies of cancer epigenetics.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2020 - 2023 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2016 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Science
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