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Dr Joshua Ho

Dr Joshua Ho headed up the Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute from 2013 to 2018. 

Dr Ho holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. He is also a conjoint Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney. Dr Ho completed his BSc (Hon 1, Medal) and PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Sydney, and undertook postdoctoral research at the Harvard Medical School in the USA. 

His research focused on developing fast and reliable bioinformatics methods to identify the genetic cause and mechanism of inherited heart diseases, using a range of approaches such as whole genome sequencing, single-cell RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, machine learning, systems biology, cloud computing, and software testing and quality assurance. 

His research excellence has been recognised by the 2015 NSW Ministerial Award for Rising Star in Cardiovascular Research, the 2015 Australian Epigenetics Alliance’ Illumina Early Career Research Award, and the 2016 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

Dr Ho is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Dr Ho is a Honorary Faculty Member here at the Institute, collaborating with Associate Professor Eleni Giannoulatou and Professor Bob Graham.