Epigenetics, DNA methylation, bioinformatics

Jennifer Lu's research is mainly focused on creating bioinformatic tools to enable researchers to study DNA methylation and epigenetics.

Jennifer completed BSc(Hons I) in microbiology focusing on the characterisation of a novel insect specific flavivirus (Palm Creek Virus) in 2011. She returned to UQ in 2013 to undertake my MPhil focusing on creating bioinformatic tools for analysis of DNA methylation in the Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine. After completing MPhil,  Jennifer continued her PhD in the same centre, this time focusing research on the 3D topology of DNA.

Key Publications

  1. Lu*, J. Ru, KL. Candiloro, I. Dobrovic, A. Korbie, D*. Trau, M. Evaluation of Modified Oligonucleotide Bases in Multiplex Bisulfite-PCR sequencing (2017). Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 45096, DOI: 10.1038/srep45096; Published: 22/03/2017; Cited: - Impact Factor: 5.525 (2014)
  2. Lu*, J. Johnston*, A. Berichon, P. Ru, KL. Korbie*, D. Trau, M. PrimerSuite: A High-Throughput Web-Based Primer Design Program for Multiplex Bisulfite PCR. Scientific Report, 7, Article number: 41328, DOI: 10.1038/srep41328; Published: 24/01/2017; Cited: 1, Impact Factor: 5.525 (2015)
  3. Hobson-Peters, J. Yam, AWY. Lu, JWF. Setoh, YX. May, FJ. Kurucz, N. Walsh, S. Prow, NA. Davis, SS. Weir, Richard. Melvile, L. Hunt, N. Webb, RI. Bradley, BJ. Whelan, P. Hall, RA. A New Insect-Specific Flavivirus from Northern Australia Suppreses Replication of West Nile Virus and Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus in Co-Infected Mosquito Cells. PlosOne, 8(2), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056534; Published: 27/02/2013; Cited: 63 (Google Scholar), 48 (Web of Science); Impact Factor: 3.057 (2015)