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Dr Weitao Lin

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2234
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.311  

Dr Weitao Lin currently is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences. He focuses on characterising the genetic profiles of circulating tumour cells of melanoma by using single-cell RNA sequencing.


  • 2017-2018: Research Associate, University of Hong Kong
  • 2009-2012: Laboratory Technician, Joint Shantou International Eye Centre of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong (SAR of China), 2017.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Acheampong, E., Abed, A., Morici, M., Bowyer, S., Amanuel, B., Lin, W., Millward, M., Gray, E. (2020). Tumour PD-L1 Expression in Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cells, 9(11), Article Number 2393.

Book Chapters

  • Yip, YL., Lin, W., Deng, W., Tsang, CM., Tsao, SW. (2019). Establishment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Lines, Patient-Derived Xenografts, and Immortalized Nasopharyngeal Epithelial Cell Lines for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Epstein–Barr Virus Infection Studies. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: From Aetiology to Clinical Practice (85-107). Academic Press.

Journal Articles

  • Jun, Z., Lin, J., Liu, T., Yip, YL., Tang, WC., Lin, W., Deng, W., Lo, KW., You, C., Lung, ML., Lung, HL., Cheung, AL., Tsao, SW., Tsang, CM. (2019). mTORC2-mediated PDHE1α nuclear translocation links EBV-LMP1 reprogrammed glucose metabolism to cancer metastasis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Oncogene, 38(24), 4669–4684.
  • Acheampong, E., Spencer, I., Lin, W., Ziman, M., Millward, M., Gray, E. (2019). Is the Blood an Alternative for Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 Assessment in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?. Cancers, 11(7), article no. 920.
  • Pang, PS., Liu, T., Lin, W., Tsang, C., Yip, Y., Zhou, Y., Guan, X., Chan, RC., Tsao, SW., Deng, W. (2019). Defining early events of Epstein-Barr virus infection in immortalized nasopharyngeal epithelial cells using cell-free EBV infection. Journal of General Virology, 100(6), 999-1012.

Journal Articles

  • Lin, W., Yip, YL., Jia, L., Deng, W., Zheng, H., Dai, W., Ko, J., Lo, KW., Chung, G., Yip, K., Lee, S., Kwan, J., Zhang, J., Liu, T., Chan, J., Kwong, D., Lee, V., Nicholls, J., Busson, P., Liu, X., Chiang, A., Hui, K., Kwok, H., Cheung, S., Cheung, Y., Chan, C., Li, B., Cheung, A., Hau, P., Zhou, Y., Tsang, C., Middledorp, J., Chen, H., Lung, M., Tsao, S. (2018). Establishment and characterization of new tumor xenografts and cancer cell lines from EBV-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Nature Communications, 9(1), Article no.4663.
  • Yip, Y., Lin, W., Deng, W., Jia, L., Lo, K., Busson, P., Verillaud, B., Liu, X., Tsang, C., Lung, M., Tsao, S. (2018). Establishment of a nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell line capable of undergoing lytic Epstein-Barr virus reactivation. Laboratory Investigation, 98(8), 1093-1104.

Journal Articles

  • Zhang, J., Jia, L., Lin, W., Yip, Y., Lo, K., Lau, V., Zhu, D., Tsang, C., Zhou, Y., Deng, W., Lung, H., Lung, M., Cheung, L., Tsao, S. (2017). Epstein-Barr Virus-Encoded Latent Membrane Protein 1 Upregulates Glucose Transporter 1 Transcription via the mTORC1/NF-kB Signaling Pathways. Journal of Virology, 91(6), Article no. e02168-16.

Journal Articles

  • Tsang, C., Cheung, Y., Lui, V., Yip, Y., Zhang, G., Lin, W., Cheung, K., Feng, Y., Tsao, S. (2013). Berberine suppresses tumorigenicity and growth of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells by inhibiting STAT3 activation induced by tumor associated fibroblasts. BMC Cancer, 13(December), Article number 619.

Journal Articles

  • Chen, J., Lin, W., Sun, G., Huang, C., Huang, Y., Chen, H., Pang, CP., Zhang, M. (2012). A novel PAX6 deletion in a Chinese family with congenital aniridia. Molecular Vision, 18(12 April 2012), 989-995.

Research Projects

  • Circulating Melanoma Cells as Predictive Biomarkers of Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade , Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant, 2020 ‑ 2022, $100,000.
  • Exploring therapeutic targets for the treatment of metastatic uveal melanoma, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme, 2021 ‑ 2022, $64,718.
  • Establishment of cell lines from melanoma circulating tumour cells , Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019, 2019 ‑ 2020, $29,959.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Assessing the clinical utility of circulating tumour cell in non-small cell lung cancer
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Development of Novel Tests to Improve the Management of Uveal Melanoma
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