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Sandi Yen

Bioinformatician in Microbiome Science

I joined the Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology as a bioinformatics scientist after completing my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph, Canada. Trained in microbiology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics, I find the cross-disciplinary nature of microbiome research particularly exciting. I am interested in taking integrative approaches to understand the microbiome (human or otherwise) within the context of the host by applying multi-omic tools. My experience in microbiome research includes NMR-based metabolomics and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and the associated bioinformatics analyses and pipeline development in R, as well as the culture of anaerobic bacteria and in vitro culture of microbial communities.