Position

PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)428 532 053
Fax: +61(0)7 3274 9003

Email: y.chen16@uq.edu.au
Postal:
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (EnTox)
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
Australia

Background

Yiqin studied her Master's degrees in environmental engineering at The University of Macau between 2009 and 2011. Her master thesis focused on the bio-removal of mixtures of BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and three isomers of xylene)/TPH (total petroleum hydrocarbons)/TCE (Trichloroethylene) from contaminated soil and water.

With the support of two scholarships (UQI Tuition Scholarship & a School of Medicine Research Higher Degree Living Scholarship), Yiqin is currently a PhD student with Prof. Jochen Mueller and Prof. Peter Sly at the University of Queensland.

Research Interests

Yiqin's work focuses on developing and validating a non-invasive method (by using biomarker of baby faeces) for estimating infant exposure to a range of environmental pollutants, mainly POPs (persistent organic pollutants).