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Chloe Wong

Dr Chloe Wong PhD

Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics

Biography

Dr Chloe Wong is a Senior Lecturer in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) within King’s College London. She is also the Deputy Co-Lead for the NIHR Maudsley BioResource and the Chair of the joint SGDP & Biostatistics & Health Informatics (BHI) PhD Subcommittee. Dr Wong has a strong interdisciplinary background in epigenetics, genetics, pharmacology, social science and bioinformatics.

 

Dr Wong is highly passionate about research that enhances our current understanding of epigenetics, a fundamental biological mechanism that links between genes and the environment, in human health and disorders. Her multidisciplinary epigenetics research spans across the field of neuropsychology and psychiatry covering complex human diseases and traits including autism, psychosis, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the impact of environmental effects and unique experiences on the epigenome.

 

Dr Wong’s work has been generously supported by awards from research councils including the NIHR, MRC, BBSRC and the ESRC and has led to a rich portfolio of collaborations, some key ones include E-Risk, TEDS, TwinsUK, EDGI, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, UK Epigenetics and Social Science Network and EUGEI.

 

Dr Chloe Wong is a Fellow of UK Higher Education and has a keen interest in mental health & wellbeing research related to university students and young adults. She is a co-founder of the Uni-WiSE (University Wellbeing in the Student Experience) Study. Dr Wong is a keen advocate for early career scientists and leads the Mentoring and Peer Support Network of the London Genetics Network. In addition, Dr Wong is a supporter for the SGDP anti-racism working group and co-leads the KCL SGDP Charity Initiative Committee.

 

 

Awards:

  • 2013 Autism Speaks: Top 10 Scientific Advances contribution to autism
  • 2012 MRC Centenary Early Career Award
  • 2010 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics Conference: Early Career Investigator Oral Presentation Award
  • 2010 Trends in Psychiatric & Neurobiology Conference: Young Investigator Award
  • 2009 King’s College London & Hong Kong University: PhD/Postdoctoral Partnership Visit Grant

Research interests:

  • Epigenetics
  • Biomarkers
  • Mental Health
  • Complex Disorders
  • Student Wellbeing

 

Teaching:

  • Chair of SGDP & BHI PhD sub-committee
  • Member of IoPPN Psychology Subject Area Board
  • Co-Lead of Dissertation Module, MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology, KCL
  • Co-Lead of Psychological Skills Wet-lab module, BSc Psychology, KCL

    Research

    E-Risk-Study-logo
    Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study

    E-Risk study, now in its third decade, follows the lives of 2232 twins born in 1994-95 in England and Wales. The study builds knowledge about how environmental and genetic factors shape behaviors, attitudes and health.

    London landscape
    Ageing Research at King's (ARK)

    Cross faculty consortium addressing ageing and healthy longevity.

    News

    IoPPN researchers receive the Gottesman-Shields Prize for best PhD theses 2020-2022

    Dr Olakunle Oginni and Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) alumni PhD students at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

    SGDP Gottesman-Shields award 2020-23

    Researchers uncover new biological mechanisms underlying the link between childhood trauma and psychosis

    New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has identified changes on several key genes that...

    ARTICLE DNA

    Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study Receives £2.3m Funding

    The Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study has been backed by £2.3 million funding from the UKRI Medical Research Council to collect new...

    E-Risk-Study-logo

      Research

      E-Risk-Study-logo
      Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study

      E-Risk study, now in its third decade, follows the lives of 2232 twins born in 1994-95 in England and Wales. The study builds knowledge about how environmental and genetic factors shape behaviors, attitudes and health.

      London landscape
      Ageing Research at King's (ARK)

      Cross faculty consortium addressing ageing and healthy longevity.

      News

      IoPPN researchers receive the Gottesman-Shields Prize for best PhD theses 2020-2022

      Dr Olakunle Oginni and Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) alumni PhD students at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

      SGDP Gottesman-Shields award 2020-23

      Researchers uncover new biological mechanisms underlying the link between childhood trauma and psychosis

      New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has identified changes on several key genes that...

      ARTICLE DNA

      Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study Receives £2.3m Funding

      The Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study has been backed by £2.3 million funding from the UKRI Medical Research Council to collect new...

      E-Risk-Study-logo