Principal Investigator, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics from The Rockefeller University in 2004, and is currently a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since joining IGDB at the beginning of 2005, Dr. Wang has been leading a research group working on bioinformatics and systems biology, with an emphasis on non-coding RNA prediction and functional study as well as transcriptomic data analysis. They have identified miRNA-24 as a key regulator for heart failure, discovered a cluster of stem cell pluripotency related miRNAs, and revealed the new roles of miRNAs in regulating the formation of RNA m6A modification. Dr. Xiu-Jie Wang’s group has published over 80 research papers on journals including Cell Stem Cell, Genes & Development, PNAS, Circulation Research, Genome Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, etc, and developed a few bioinformatics software, including GOEAST, psRobot, ISRNA. Dr. Xiu-Jie Wang received NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award and DuPont Young Scientist Award in 2007, was elected to the Ten Thousand Talent Leading Scientist Program, and jointly won China National Natural Science Award (Second Class) in 2014 and 2016, respectively.