PhD Candidate in plant epigenetics & bioinformatics, The University of Adelaide

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Your limits should be the sky.

Pei Qin (Sabrina) Ng

What do you do?

I use molecular techniques and bioinformatics to understand modified RNAs in plants.

Why did you choose this field?

I have always found the world of genetics fascinating. My "Eureka" moment is when I was first shown the double helix structure of DNA in my high school biology class, that is when I knew that science is where I will be heading.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

The achievement I am proud of is to be present my work at international conferences and to be recognised for my research contribution to help us understand RNA biology in plants.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love venturing into the unknown, trying new methods, learning about other researches, hoping to understand more how the molecular world works.

Best advice for next generation?

Your limits should be the sky, and gender should not be a reason why things are not meant for you. You will never know what you can achieve, until you do it.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman

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