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Richard Yan-Do

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-2021)

  • Project: Dissection of the functional effects of genetic variants on obesity related traits.

Richard was awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019 working with Professor Cecilia Lindgren's team at the Big Data Institute (BDI), Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. His work bridged computational biology with wet lab genetics, and he initiated a high throughput genome wide CRISPR knock out screen for investigated obesity genes. His work elucidated the mechanism of novel genes that are involved in adipocyte lipogenesis and lipolysis.

Following his fellowship, Richard joined the Centre for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) in Hong Kong Science Park as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the department of biomedical engineering. Here he is developing microscopy technologies for simultaneous spatiotemporal stimulation and imaging of neurons.