Senior Research Associate
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sung Sam Gong completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, under the supervision of professor Sir Tom Blundell. His PhD project was to study structural and functional constraints of amino acid replacements in proteins to better understand patterns of protein evolution, consequences of non-synonymous SNPs and cancer somatic mutations on protein coding regions. Following this Sung was a lead Bioinformatician in molecular diagnostics at the NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at the Royal Brampton Hospital in London. There he worked on genetics and genomics programmes to develop molecular diagnostics for inherited cardiovascular diseases (e.g. cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias), by using patient’s personal genome information.
Currently Sung is working as a Senior Research Associate in Bioinformatics, at the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, on a project funded by the NIHR (National Institute fro Health Research) to apply high throughput genome sequencing based methods to the placenta, comparing samples from complicated pregnancies (principally those with fetal growth restriction and/or pre-eclampsia) with matched normal controls. The overarching aim is to identify biomarkers for fetal growth restriction and/or pre-eclampsia in the maternal blood.
Sung is also affiliated with the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative.
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