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Prof. Yubo ZHANG | Genomics Award | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

As a senior genomic scientist with over a decade of experience specializing in 3D genome research, I have a proven track record of leveraging cutting-edge technologies to investigate the dynamic functions of transcription factors (TFs) and genes within intricate genomes. My work has significantly contributed to enhancing our understanding of enhancer-promoter interactions and gene expression regulation. Currently, I am seeking a role where I can utilize my expertise in translational applications, particularly in identifying novel drug targets and optimizing therapeutic approaches in areas such as cancer and stem cell research.

🌐 Professional Profiles


Certification in Intro + Intermediate Python, CyberWeb Consulting, USA (2012): Enhanced computational skills for genomic data analysis and bioinformatics. Ph.D. in Hydrobiology, Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (2007): Conducted research on aquatic ecosystems, providing a solid foundation in biological sciences. M.S. in Molecular Biology and Animal Breeding, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2004): Specialized in molecular biology techniques and genetic breeding strategies. B.S. in Animal Husbandry, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2000): Acquired fundamental knowledge in animal science and husbandry practices.

🔬 Researcher Experience

Principal Investigator, Agricultural Genomics Institute at ShenZhen, CAAS, China (2016/05-2023/12): Led research projects focusing on elucidating the mechanisms underlying 3D genome organization and function. Director, NGS Facility, Agricultural Genomics Institute at ShenZhen, CAAS, China (2016/10-2023/12): Oversaw the operations of the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility, ensuring high-quality genomic data generation and analysis. Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health, USA (2013/04-2016/05): Conducted research on transcriptional regulation and chromatin architecture, contributing to advancements in understanding gene regulation networks. Post-doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (2011/01-2013/03): Investigated the role of chromatin remodeling complexes in gene expression control, utilizing state-of-the-art genomic techniques. Post-doctoral Fellow, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore (2008/01-2011/01): Explored the epigenetic regulation of stem cell differentiation pathways, with a focus on chromatin modifications.

Awards 🏆

The Elite Leading Scientists of CAAS, Category B, China, 2017, The Thousand Talents Plan, Youth, China, 2017, Distinguish Scientist Award, NIH-CAAS, USA, 2016, Overseas High-Caliber Personnel, Level B, ShenZhen, China, 2016, National-Level Talent, ShenZhen, China, 2015, Youth Talent Program, Category A, CAAS, China, 2015, Special Award, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, 2010, Special Award, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, 2009

📝Membership in Societies and Editorial Boards:

Committee, China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA), 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Herbivores, 2019-present, Member, The Chinese Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2019-present, Advanced Member, Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, CAAV, 2018-present, Committee, National Yak Industry Quality Improvement and Efficiency Technology Innovation, 2018-present, Committee, National Special Economic Animal Science and Efficiency Technology Innovation, 2018-present, Deputy Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member, Global Journal of Animal Sciences and Medicine, 2018-present, Committee, National Agricultural Genomics Innovation, 2017-present, Editorial Board Member, Animal Models and Experimental Medicine, 2017-presen

🎖️Research Grants Awarded:

Principal Investigator, Study on the regulation of Sox2 gene in embryonic stem cells by different long-distance gene interactions, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31970592, 2020.01-2023.12, 0.58 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Research and application of key technologies for yak genetic modification and efficient breeding in Taxian County, Shenzhen Science and Technology Program, KCXFZ20201221173205015, 2021.01-2023.12, 4.00 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Analysis of synthetic pathways and heterologous expression of active natural products such as anti-tumor and anti-infection (sub-project). National Key Research and Development Program of China, SQ2018YFA090005, 2019.07-2014.06, 1.28 million CNY. (Competitive Project), Principal Investigator, Construction of cross-species three-dimensional genomics platform, Basic scientific research business fund of CAAS, Y2019PT18-02, 2019.01-2019.12, 0.20 million CNY. (Institute Funding), Principal Investigator, “Pearl River Talents Plan” Leading Talents, 2017GC010063, 2017.05-2021.12, 0.81 million CNY. (Competitive Project)

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Distinct enhancer-promoter modes determine Sox2 regulation in mouse pluripotent cells
    • Source: Genes & Diseases
    • Publication Date: 2024-01
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.gendis.2022.11.019
    • Contributors: Lei Huang; Xiusheng Zhu; Qing Li; Dashuai Kong; Qitong Huang; Jing Luo; Siyuan Kong; Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang


  1. MAE-seq refines regulatory elements across the genome
    • Source: Nucleic Acids Research
    • Publication Date: 2023-11-10
    • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkad1129
    • Contributors: Yubo Zhang; Xiusheng Zhu; Qitong Huang; Lei, Huang; Jing Luo; Qing` Li; Dashuai Kong; Yi Gu; Xueyan Wang; Chenying Li et al.


  1. Exploring the Role of Enhancer-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation in Precision Biology
    • Source: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
    • Publication Date: 2023-06-29
    • DOI: 10.3390/ijms241310843
    • Contributors: Xueyan Wang; Danli Liu; Jing Luo; Dashuai Kong; Yubo Zhang


  1. Genome-wide identification of silencers in human cells
    • Source: Preprint
    • Publication Date: 2023-06-23
    • DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.20.545673
    • Contributors: Xiusheng Zhu; Chao Wang; Dashuai Kong; Jing Luo; Biao Deng; Yi Gu; Siyuan Kong; Lei Huang; Yuwen Liu; Yubo Zhang


  1. Nucleosome-Omics: A Perspective on the Epigenetic Code and 3D Genome Landscape
    • Source: Genes
    • Publication Date: 2022-06-22
    • DOI: 10.3390/genes13071114
    • Contributors: Siyuan Kong; Yuhui Lu; Shuhao Tan; Rongrong Li; Yan Gao; Kui Li; Yubo Zhang


  1. Baiting out a full length sequence from unmapped RNA-seq data
    • Source: BMC Genomics
    • Publication Date: 2021-12
    • DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-08146-4
    • Contributors: Dongwei Li; Qitong Huang; Lei Huang; Jikai Wen; Jing Luo; Qing Li; Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang


  1. A single-cell genomic strategy for alternative transcript start sites identification
    • Source: Preprint
    • Publication Date: 2021-12-10
    • DOI: 10.1101/2021.12.09.472038
    • Contributors: Yanling Peng; Qitong Huang; Rui Kamada; Keiko Ozato; Yubo Zhang; Jun Zhu


  1. Induce Pluripotency via Specific distal enhancer-promoter associations
    • Source: Other
    • Publication Date: 2021-06-10
    • DOI: 10.1101/2021.06.09.447809
    • Contributors: Xiusheng Zhu; Lei Huang; Dongwei Li; Jing Luo; Qitong Huang; Xueyan Wang; Yubo Zhang


  1. Comparative Analysis of Super-enhancers Across Mammals Reveals Their High Function Conservation
    • Source: Other
    • Publication Date: 2020-12-08
    • DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-121951/v1
    • Contributors: Yanling Peng; Yubo Zhang


  1. Exonuclease combinations reduce noises in 3D genomics technologies
    • Source: Nucleic Acids Research
    • Publication Date: 2020-03-04
    • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa106
    • Contributors: Yubo Zhang

Yubo ZHANG | Genomics Award | Best Researcher Award

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