Allen Chan graduated from Imperial College London with a MSc in Human Molecular Genetics and a BSc in Microbiology. He is now working at the ARC as a research assistant, focusing primarily on the genetics of Synaesthesia.
Synaesthesia is an intriguing neurodevelopmental condition. In our previous work we were able to track down, for the first time, specific human chromosomes that are likely to be important in synaesthesia.
We are now conducting follow-up analyses to zoom in on individual genes that are involved. For this work we can use newly available screening methods, and take advantage of recent developments in large-scale DNA sequencing technology. These cutting-edge techniques allow rapid and cost-effective screening of large numbers of genes in a way that has never before been possible.
This project is a collaboration between the ARC, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at University of Oxford, and the Max Planck Institute at Netherlands.