Wai Hoe Chin
I am a PhD student from Malaysia. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (Infectious Diseases) from The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom.
My PhD research delves into understanding the co-evolutionary dynamics between bacteria and their viral predators, bacteriophages, within the human gut. My project is a collaboration between the Laboratory for Microsystems and the Barr group (Biological Sciences), where in the Laboratory for Microsystems, I envisage to design a gut-on-a-chip device to simulate the human gut environment. This artificial gut set-up will provide the environmental conditions to conduct my primary study of the evolutionary microbiology between bacteria and bacteriophages. My project mainly includes concepts and techniques from microbiology, cell biology, evolutionary biology and engineering.
Beyond the lab, I like to spend my time playing music, learning languages, exercising and trying out coffees from every café within reach.
- W. H. Chin, J. J. Barr. Phage research in ‘organ-on-chip’ devices. Microbiology Australia, 2019
- Monash International Tuition Scholarship
- Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend
- Ritchie Prize
- Funded Internship at John Innes Centre