Jing Qi Chong

Research Assistant in Livestock Epigenomics and Bioinformatics


Hello! My name is Jing Qi, I am a research assistant in Prof. Albert Tenesa's lab at the Roslin Institute.    

I have a background in bioinformatics with a focus on genetics and genomics. My journey in bioinformatics started when I did a two-month placement in Prof James Prendergast's lab during the summer of 2021. I learned to do a full cycle of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis while examining the Boran genome to determine the potential causal variant that confers tolerance to East Coast Fever. Fast forward to four months after my placement, for my honours project, I chose a bioinformatics-orientated project on studying the RNA-protein interaction in yeast, under the supervision of Dr Edward Wallace and Dr Sam Haynes in the Wallace lab.  In this project, I learned about the benefits of using a workflow management system in NGS data analysis and have developed an improved version of the bioinformatics workflow to analyse the interaction between RNA and protein (nf_CRACpipeline). By using this pipeline, I analysed publicly available CRAC data to identify the binding sites of two orthologous RNA binding proteins, Khd1 & Pbp2 on their target RNA.

If you are interested in my current or previous work, please feel free to get in touch by email.


BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Genetics), University of Edinburgh

Project activity

Currently, I am working on a bioinformatics project focusing on livestock epigenomics under the supervision of  Dr Pau NavarroProf James Prendergast and  Prof Albert Tenesa.

My project aims to develop a flexible bioinformatics workflow capable of designing a DNA methylation array tailored to the user's need. I also analysed publicly available bisulphite sequencing data to explore the variation of DNA methylation patterns between tissues and across breeds in Cattle.