Huaiqiu Zhu, PhD

Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Peking University

Dr. Huaiqiu Zhu is a tenured professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University. His research interests include bioinformatics methods based on genomic sequences, and protein sequences and structures. Dr. Zhu's lab has addressed to the bioinformatics methods of genome analysis and annotation, and developed a series of methods of microbial gene prediction, genome comparison, and protein molecular dynamics. His lab now focuses on metagenomics issues driven by human health and environments, and data mining in medicine informatics. Prof. Zhu developed the tools such as sequence assembly, gene prediction and microbial community comparison for metagenomic sequence produced by NGS. Most of these methods and tools were demonstrated with leading performances in the field, and they have been applied in several genome projects and were incited or highlighted by Cell, Nature, and Nat. Methods, etc.