Chian is a third year PhD student (July 2018 - July 2021) working under the supervision of Prof. Ala Tabor, Dr Conny Turni, Dr Gry Boe-Hansen and Prof Ben Hayes. Her PhD project focuses on investigating the relationship between cattle reproductive tract microbiome and cattle reproductive performances from different aspects including the cattle fertility, pregnancy outcomes, susceptibility towards infections and fetus survival rate. Additionally, Chian utilises whole-genome long-read sequencing to investigate the differentiative genomic characteristics between Campylobacter fetus subspecies.

Chian completed her BBiotech (Hons) at the University of Queensland in 2014. She worked as the Graduate Research Assistant in Applied Agricultural Research (Malaysia) during 2015-2017, then she worked as the Research Officer in Nanyang Technology University (Singapore) from 2017-2018. Chian is passionate with research, particularly microbial genomic research. She loves to work but she has learnt about the importance of taking rest. She loves spicy food which stimulates her appetite during summer and warms her up during winter.


Rodriguez-Valle M, Moolhuijzen P, Barrero RA, Ong CT, Busch G, Karbanowicz T, et al. Transcriptome and toxin family analysis of the paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus. Int J Parasitol. 2018;48(1):71-82.

Ong C, Rodriguez-Valle M, Barrero R, Hunter A, Bellgard M, Lew-Tabor A. Exploring the transcriptomic data of the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus. GSTF Journal of Veterinary Science. 2016;3(1).

Ong CT, Rodriguez-Valle M, Lew-Tabor A, editors. A glance into sialome of Australian paralysis tick-Ixodes holocyclus. International Conference on Veterinary Science Research; 2014: Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF).

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