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Lim Weng Khong

Assistant Professor


Weng Khong is an Assistant Professor in the Cancer & Stem Cell program at the Duke-NUS Medical School and leads the bioinformatics team at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine (PRISM). He obtained his PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University in 2012 and subsequently conducted his postdoctoral research at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), where he worked in various projects aimed at uncovering the genomic basis of various cancers. Among others, he showed that fibroadenomas; breast tumours that affect up to 10% of women, were primarily driven by somatic mutations in the MED12 gene. Since 2016, he has been directing efforts at PRISM to set up a genome analytics platform that supports various genomic medicine initiatives in SingHealth. In addition, his research interests include the analysis of consumer wearable data as well as the integration of EHR and genomic data.

Research Interest:
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Digital health/mHealth, Machine learning applications in biomedical sciences, Precision medicine

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