I have a variety of hobbies, but I am extremely fond of exploring traditional Chinese culture, including poems, traditional clothing and accessories, and Chinese-style popular songs.

jiayuanc.20[at]intl.zju.edu.cn

PhD student (1st yr)

As a major in Biomedical sciences, I’m interested in infection, microorganisms, and immunology. I have conducted research in the field of cellular biology and antibiotic resistance. Here, I did some characterisation of prophages as my Year 4 Project.

Helen’s research focusses on prophages in genomes of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. Prophages are important for the evolution of bacteria and can contribute to the virulence of the host, e.g. by inducing biofilm formation. Helen identified many potential sequences that she characterised in terms of size, location and prevalence and which family they belong to, with some findings being rather surprising.

Education

2020 – present

Zhejiang University, China
PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
A. Prof. Sebastian Leptihn

2016 – 2020

Zhejiang University, China
Bachelor of Science (with Honours)

Publications

Loh B*, Chen J*, Manohar P, Yu Y, Hua X, Leptihn S. A Biological Inventory of Prophages in A. baumannii Genomes Reveal Distinct Distributions in Classes, Length and Genomic Positions. Frontiers in Microbiology (section Infectious diseases) (2020) Accepted. 
doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.579802

Loh B*, Chen J*, Manohar P, Yu Y, Hua X, Leptihn S. A Biological Inventory of Prophages in A. baumannii Genomes Reveal Distinct Distributions in Classes, Length and Genomic Positions. bioRxiv (2020) 2020.10.26.355222. 
doi: 10.1101/2020.10.26.355222