Fangqing ZHAO
Professor, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Fangqing Zhao is a professor of Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BIOLS). His research interests include developing novel approaches for exploring noncoding RNAs and metagenomics. He obtained his PhD in marine genomics from Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. The focus of his PhD research was in marine microbial genomics, specifically the evolutionary genomics of photosynthesis in marine microorganisms. Dr. Zhao conducted his Postdoc research in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Pennsylvania State University. In 2008, he was appointed as a research associate at Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics in the same university. In 2010, he was appointed as a Principal Investigator (100-Talent Plan) by Computational Biology Center, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He published more than 50 research papers in high-profile journals including Nature, Nature Communications, Genome Research, Genome Biology and Nucleic Acids Research.