Dr. Pei Qin (Sabrina) Ng, PhD

Previously "The Dataminer's Diary" | PhD in Plant Epigenetics and Bioinformatics |Bioinformatician| Did someone say coffee?

Hi there! I am Dr. Pei Qin (Sabrina) Ng, a PhD in in Plant epigenetics, RNA biology and Bioinformatics. During my PhD I have worked intensively on both bioinformatics analysis and benchwork experiments, including next-generation sequencing library construction- hence an ambidextrous bioinformatician.  

I am currently a full time Bioinformatician at South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) of South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), at the heart of the Adelaide BioMed City.

As a Bioinformatician,

my current area of interest and expertise includes but not limited to

  • Genomics
  • Transcriptomics (RNA-seq)
  • Small RNA seq (miRNA and non-miRNAs)
  • RNA long read sequencing (Oxford Nanopore and PacBio)
  • Single cell and spatial transcriptomics
  • Multiomic analysis
  • Phylogenetics and evolution
  • Metagenomics

my current skillsets for programming and workflow management are as listed


  • R (Proficient)
  • Bash (Proficient)
  • Python (minimal)

Workflow management, version control and documentations

I am also a Freiburg Rising Star Residence Fellow at the University of Freiburg and Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. My research interest as a residence fellow is to investigate the role of RNA modifications in neuronal development with Dr. Valérie Hilgers.

I am currently affiliated with the University of Adelaide as a visiting research associate with the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology to continue my research on plant RNA modifications with A/Prof. Iain Searle.