Ziying Zhang is a visiting Masters student from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She got a bachelor degree with the background of bioscience at Hainan University, China in 2016. She started her MSc in bioinformatics at Wageningen University in February 2017. The project for Ziying’s Masters thesis focused on developing a downstream analysis toolbox for microbial diversity analysis, executing SPARQL to query RDF datasets of 16s rRNA before launching an analysis to simplify the pre-processing procedures.
Ziying started an internship at the Edwards Lab at the end of October 2018, working on genome size prediction from kmer profiles. Her interests include genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, programming and data management.