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Dr Hyungtaek Jung
Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Genetics & Biotechnology
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

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Discipline: Biological Sciences, Plant Biology, Genetics & Genomics   Keywords: Agricultural genome and transcriptome, Bioinformatics, Big Biology, Functional/comparative pan-genomics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Hyungtaek Jung is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB). He joined Prof Peter Waterhouse’s team to help molecular biologists and plant biotechnologists by analysing big biology data generated from 2nd and 3rdgeneration sequencing approaches.

Research Interests;

1. Bioinformatics for Big Biology using 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing approaches: ► Genome and transcriptome assembly and annotation.

2. Functional/Comparative Pan-Genomics for (Phylogenomics and Syntenic analysis): ► Understanding genome structural variation (eg gene/genome duplication and re-arrangement) ► Transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation on hybridization, heterosis, domestication and speciation.

3. Developing and undertaking multi-disciplinary research/teaching projects: ► Generating and curating dynamic web interfaces for genome examination and interrogation (e.g

Dr Jung’s valuable/successful experience with multi-user national and international laboratories has been even expanded to aqua/agriculture, molecular ecology, genomics, and bioinformatics. Currently, Dr Jung is actively involved in collection, collation and analysis of NGS data obtained from the Nicotiana benthamiana and Musa acuminate genome consortium with Prof Peter Waterhouse, D/Prof James Dale and Prof Roger Hellens. An openly accessible interactive website ( has been set up to facilitate examination of gene expression patterns, microRNA regulation, CRISPR-Cas gene editing for plant molecular biologists.

This information has been contributed by Dr Hyungtaek Jung.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.