Malinna Yeang is a Research Assistant at the Virology Research Laboratory. She completed her Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) at the University of New South Wales in 2017. She completed her Honours research project at the Virology Research Laboratory in 2017 under the supervision of Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid and Professor William Rawlinson, where she characterised multiple genotypes of Enteroviruses implicated in mild to severe clinical symptoms using Next Generation Sequencing.
Following her Honours research year, Malinna returned as a Research Assistant at the Virology Research Laboratory and is involved in multiple research activities and projects. She is currently involved in the investigation of Hepatitis C virus across a number of institutions, the examination of respiratory viruses from swab collections in New Zealand, and the characterisation of Enterovirus genotypes during sporadic outbreaks using Next Generation Sequencing.