Fei is a joint bioinformatician for both Prof Horvath’s group and Prof Chinnery’s group. She will analysis exome or whole genome sequencing in 100,000 Genomes Project, Solve-RD rare disease database and in ICGNMD (UCL). Her aim is to implement different bioinformatics pipelines to identify novel pathogenic variants or genes in rare Neuromuscular disease. She is also using transcriptomic data to understand the genetics of mitochondrial disorders.
After she obtained her PhD in mitochondrial carrier study from University of Hull in 2013, she joined Professor Lightower’s group as research associate focusing on mitochondrial translation study in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle University. In 2018, she moved to Professor Mallucci’s lab working on cytosolic translation regulation in Dementia Research Institute in Cambridge University. She joined Horvath’s lab in Jan 2021 as a bioinformatician.