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Dr Weitao Lin

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2234, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO17311
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2234
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17311  


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.


Recent Research Grants

  • Establishment of cell lines from melanoma circulating tumour cells ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019,  2019 - 2020,  $29,959.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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), pii: E920, DOI: 10.3390/cancers11070920.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06889-5.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41374-018-0034-7.
  • 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, United States, American Society for Microbiology, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.02168-16.
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