Allen Chi-Shing Yu, Ph.D. is a Chevening Scholar 2017/18. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He has 10 years of experience in the field of bioinformatics and BigData analysis. During his research career, Allen published 24 posters and publications which cover diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, and neuro diseases. Other research highlights include discovering the novel subtype of Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA40), identifying the cause of pathogenesis for a family with Spastic paraparesis, leading the Gold medalist team in 2011 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.
Apart from academic research, Allen is the co-founder of Codex Genetics Limited and Qualify Hong Kong Limited, which aims to provide personalised medicine service in Asia through the use of the latest genomics and IoT technology. With the financial and business support from the HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Science Park, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Codex Genetics has curated and transformed recent advances in cancer and neuro-genomics research into clinically actionable insights.