Dr Ignatius Pang
Ignatius is a postdoctoral research associate at the Systems Biology Initiative at UNSW, under the supervision of Prof. Marc Wilkins. His research focus is on the integrative analysis of ‘omics’ datasets (e.g. transcriptomics, proteomics, interactomics etc.) to understand how cellular functions are regulated. For example, the Proteomic-Genomics Nexus (PG Nexus) tool enabled the co-visualization of peptides in the context of genomes or contigs, along with RNA-Seq reads, to facilitate the validation of genes and splice or alternatively spliced junctions in mRNA transcripts. The PTMOracle is a Cytoscape app for co-analyzing post-translational modifications (PTMs) in the context of protein interaction networks. He is currently involved in several collaborative projects. These include using multi-omics data to identify biological pathways important for bacterial strains that causes sepsis and using virome-capture sequencing to study the relationships between the virome and the onset of type 1 diabetes in children that are genetically at risk.