Dr Liu Huiqing

Liu Huiqing

Dr Liu Huiqing is Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology. Her primary research interest is cancer bioinformatics, in which she is developing and applying bioinformatics tools to translational research in biomedicine with emphasis on cancer biology.

Having joined Rutgers University for barely a year, Huiqing has already won two awards in Rutgers’ home state of New Jersey: the 2008 New Jersey Cancer Research Awards for Scientific Excellence, and the Gallo Award at the 2008 New Jersey Annual Retreat on Cancer Research.

The two awards are the latest additions to the accolades that Huiqing has earned. In 2003, she was in a team of four that won the Asian Innovation Gold Award organised by Far Eastern Economic Review magazine for their research work on paediatric leukemia.

Prior to joining Rutgers in July 2007, she was a post-doctoral research associate at Computational Systems Biology Lab in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at University of Georgia.

Huiqing received her master and PhD degrees from NUS School of Computing in 1997 and 2004, respectively. She had furthered her studies at NUS after earning a Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering) degree in 1994 from Xidian University and a Bachelor of Economics (Quantitative Economics) in 1991 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.