Qingrong Chen, Ph.D.
Biomedical Informatics Specialist
I’m a biomedical informatics specialist and project manager at CBIIT with the Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Branch in the Informatics and Data Science Program. In this role, I help manage and support the projects collaborating with the NCI intramural groups in the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, as well as extramural working groups including APOLLO (The Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes Network) and SeQC2 (The Somatic Mutation Working Group of the SEQC-II Consortium). Since arriving at NCI in 2002, I’ve been providing bioinformatics and cancer genomics expertise to the intramural and extramural cancer research communities, and I’ve been focusing on the large-scale multiomics data generated from microarray and next-generation sequencing technologies.
The Nuclear Transcription Factor, TAF7, Is a Cytoplasmic Regulator of Protein Synthesis. Science Advances, 2021.
A Comprehensive Map of Alternative Polyadenylation in African American and European American Lung Cancer Patients. Nature Communications, 2021.
Toward Best Practice in Cancer Mutation Detection with Whole-Genome and Whole-Exome Sequencing. Nature Biotechnology, 2021.
In the News
In the NewsCBIIT, NCI, and Colleagues Set New Bioinformatic Benchmarks for Genetic Variants in Two Distinct Cell Lines Linked to Breast CancerStaff from CBIIT and NCI, alongside partners from NIH, FDA, and a consortium of scientists from across the world, joined forces to create reference samples and data call sets to help the cancer community further decipher cancer-related gene mutations. Their findings were recently published in Nature Biotechnology.
- Ph.D., Showa University
- M.D., Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Senior Computational Biologist, NCI CCR