Senior Research Fellow

Contact Details

Phone: +61 (0) 429 547 155
Fax: +61 (07) 3274 9003
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox)
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains QLD 4108
Email: c.peng@uq.edu.au



Cheng Peng received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2002. He then worked as Research Officer at Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). He joined Professor Jack Ng’s group at Entox in 2008.


Research Interests


Dr Cheng Peng’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of   environmental chemicals, their combined effects and molecular pathways involved. He research work also includes the use of in vitro cell system for health risk assessment and bioremediation of organic compounds and heavy metal(loid)s.

Research Projects


  • Assessing the risk to human health and the environment from mixed contamination

  • Exploring the mechanism of, and role of the MYB oncogene in, benzene-induced myeloid leukaemogenesis using a novel cell system. 

  • Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals using Rhodobacter and Rhodopseudomonas

  • Development Of An In-Situ In-Vitro Cell System For Real Time Measurement Of Toxicological Effects Of Organic Mixtures In The Air And Groundwater.


Current Students

Mr Sasikumar Muthusamy - PhD Candidate
Miss Qing Xia - PhD Candidate
Mr Vincent Lal - PhD Candidate

Full List of Publications

Link to http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-4845-2010 to access Dr Cheng Peng's full list of publications.