New QUOD Colleague Questionnaire: Dr Meng Sun – Data Co-ordinator & Analyst

What were you doing most recently before joining QUOD?
Before joining QUOD, I was a genetics data analyst working at a public body following previous experience as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

What interested you about working with QUOD?
I have always liked working with data, databases and statistics. Being a data manager and having the opportunity to do research at the same time sounded like a good combination. QUOD’s position is also attractive because here we are working in an important area – organ transplantation. What we do really matters for patients.

What does your role in QUOD involve?
My main duties include managing databases for QUOD and OTB (Oxford Transplant Biobank) and their web applications, working with researchers on sample selection and data analysis. I also attend various meetings to provide statistics and advice related to databases and research.

Lightning round time:

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

  • a sharp knife for hunting and cooking;
  • a box of matches to make fire;
  • a tent to live in.

Where’s your favourite place?
Port Meadow, Oxford which is huge, a good place for running or just wandering.

Finally, what kinds of enquiries should people bring to you, and how best can they reach you?

Please contact me if you would like to know more about the samples we have in QUOD and how they could be used for your research. The best way to reach me is by my email