Since December 2023, Dr Qi Zhang has been leading a lab as an NHMRC Investigator and EMBL Australia Group Leader at SAiGENCI, the University of Adelaide. She focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of epigenetic regulation and their implications in cancer. Previously, as a Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow at the Chen Davidovich lab, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, she studied how PRC2 is regulated by protein and RNA cofactors. Her earlier postdoctoral work at the Structure Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto, involved studying the structure and function of ubiquitination complexes in stress response and gene regulation. Her work has been published in prestigious journals including Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, PNAS, Nature communications, Cell Research, and Nucleic Acids Research.