Yi Chen obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Biotechnology from both Central China Normal University and the Swinburne University of Technology, which was a 2+2 joint education program. During his bachelor, he spent the first two years in China to learn some foundations of biotechnology and the last two years in Australia to practice biotechnological laboratory skills. After realizing the power of statistics and computing that could potentially help biology researches, Yi Chen decided to switch to this interdisciplinary field of biology and started to study the Master degree of Bioinformatics at the University of Melbourne.
Yi Chen is interested at biological data processing and analysis via statistical and computational methods, for example, R, Python, Linux and Database techniques. His current project is mainly focused one performance comparison of several de novo assembly pipelines specifically designed for processing RADseq data in the field of population genomics. He would conduct this pile of performance comparison work based on the pair-end ddRADseq data from Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito) and maybe Aedes aegypti.