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Yi Jin is currently a Research Scientist in the Molecular Diagnostics Solutions group in CSIRO. He is a bioinformaticist experienced in processing next-generation sequencing data from various sources, e.g. phage display campaigns, whole genome bisulphite sequencing, microbiome amplicon sequencing. He is also extremely comfortable dealing with anything two-dimensional containing text and numbers.

Armed with data, he aims to construct a meaningful biological interpretation via liberal application of statistics. If he is interviewed, he will relabel statistics as "machine learning / AI" to make his work sound cooler than it really is. He also likes good data visualisations, as they enable swift and accurate interpretation of the underlying data.

Prior to his current position in CSIRO, he did a postdoc at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, where he studied DNA methylation in corals (and regrets never mastering diving despite working on corals AND living by the Red Sea). He graduated with a PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge, but has, over the years, swapped the pipette for a keyboard.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    University of Cambridge

  • 2008

    University of Cambridge

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-2018

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


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