Dr Quan Nguyen is a Senior Research Fellow and the head of Genomics and Machine Learning Lab at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), The University of Queensland (UQ). He completed a PhD in Bioengineering at UQ in 2013, a postdoc at RIKEN in Japan in 2015, a CSIRO OCE fellowship in 2016, an ARC DECRA fellowship in 2021, and is currently an NHMRC leadership fellow. His research combines cutting-edge technologies with computational analyses to study cancer and neuronal diseases in patient samples and mouse models. With spatial approaches he investigates one cell at a time and across all cells within the tissue through spatial-temporal axes. By identifying cell types, their spatial organisation and cell-cell interactions, he aims to find cellular regulation mechanisms in the tissue ecosystem context that underly cancer and neuronal diseases.