PhD student Research Paper Selected in Top 20 of 2013-2014 by an Award-wining Journal
Wanting Liu, published her research paper in March 2013, entitled “A new 12-gene diagnostic biomarker signature of melanoma revealed by integrated microarray analysis”. The paper was published on the PeerJ journal, a new journal with an advisory board including five Nobel Prize winners. The Chronicle of Higher Education selected PeerJ as one of "Ten Top Tech Innovators" for the year of 2013. Wanting’s paper has attracted large amount of attention since it was published, and is now selected as one of the “PeerJ Picks 2014 Collection” i.e., in the top 20 papers (of 500) published articles.
Wanting Liu is currently doing a multidisciplinary project for her PhD in Bioinformatics, co-supervised by Dr Yonghong Peng (School of Engineering and Informatics) and Prof Des Tobin (Centre for Skin Sciences, School of Life Science). Wanting Liu developed a novel integrated bioinformatics approach using big data methodology for the discovery of diagnostic biomarkers from multiple genome-wide profiling datasets together with gene signaling network and functional analysis. This is a powerful approach invented at the University of Bradford with great promise. Wanting also gained important experiences through working in the laboratory of the Centre of Skin Sciences, which enabled her to build a unique interdisciplinary skillset combing computational and biological sciences.
The PeerJ Picks 2014 Collection: https://peerj.com/collections/5-peerjpicks/
The Journal: https://peerj.com/
Wanting Liu’s paper: https://peerj.com/articles/49/