Institute of Pathogen Biology
Dr. Yang is an associate professor of bioinformatics at the Institute of Pathogen Biology, CAMS&PUMC. He was born in May, 1977 and graduated from Department of Intensive Instruction, Nanjing University in 1999. He got his PhD degree from Lab of Bioinformatics, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science in 2004. His work is focused on comparative genomics and molecular evolution of bacterial pathogens, such as Shigella, Pseudomonas, Mycobacterium and Neisseria etc; he has designed and constructed several specialized molecular databases including the Virulence Factor Database (VFDB). Dr. Yang also has interests in public health related metagenomics studies using the next generation sequencing technologies. He has published over 50 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals within the past decade.
Comparative genomics and molecular evolution of microbial pathogen; pathogen biology related bioinformatics databases and data-mining methods; metagenomics based pathogen discovery from clinical samples.