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Summary

My career goal is to become a Bioinformatician in the field of high-throughput sequencing data analysis. I love the work related to the sequence analysis that can help people to explain and discover special but also interesting biological characterizations. It indeed has already given me much fun in work. I had a double major in Biology and Computer Science when I was in college. After that, I worked on sequencing data from microbial isolates in China for 8 years. Some analysis pipelines have been established and applied to the studies of microbial comparative genomics and evolutionary genomics. Since 2012, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Copenhagen, focusing on bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data. Some routine and custom analysis workflows have been implemented for the analysis of meta'omics sequencing data (i.e. metagenome, metatranscriptome, and metamobilome). Since 2014, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher in the KU Leuven, focusing on bioinformatics analysis of mammalian RNA-seq data. All published journal papers and book chapters of mine are available on Google Scholar Citations (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ib0zxp8AAAAJ).

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Postdoc
    Since June 2014
    I'm responsible for bioinformatics analysis of mammalian RNA-Seq data. I'm implementing existing computational analysis pipelines for the related analysis tasks, including differential analysis of gene regulation, gene fusion, detection of long non-coding RNAs.

Past Experience

  • Postdoc, Marie Curie Fellowship
    May 2012 --- April 2014
    In this period, I am responsible for establishing analysis pipelines for next-generation sequencing data produced by Illumina and 454, respectively. These workflows covered many data analytical issues of metagenomes, metatranscriptomes and some special functional metagenomes (e.g. metamobilome). The pipelines developed by me support the following analytical tasks: quality control of raw sequencing data; de novo assembly from paired or unpaired reads; taxonomic profiling analysis; phylogenetic analysis; metabolic reconstruction; network-based approach for analyzing microbial co-occurrence relationships; sub-database-based functional annotation; some custom analysis tasks for function-enriched metagenome, such as identifying the potential complete plasmid contigs in the metamobilome data.

  • Dr
    July 2008 --- April 2012
    I was firstly employed as a Lecturer (2008-2010) and then as an Associate Professor (2011-2012). My main work is bioinformatics analysis of microbial genomic sequences. I have completed sequence analysis tasks to uncover comparative genomic characterization and genome wide evolutionary trajectory of some bacterial and viral species. During this period, I recognized that I am not suitable to undertake teaching of animal medicine courses. To become a full-time bioinformatician proficient in the analysis of various NGS projects should be my career goal in future.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
MicrobiologyAnalysisSequencingPhylogeneticsBioinformaticsDNA sequencingSequence AnalysisData AnalysisEvolutionary BiologyBiologymolecular biologyComputational BiologyRGeneticsGenomicsscience

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbial genomics from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2008
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Computer Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2005
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2004

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No