Hairong Wei

Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

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  • Professor
  • Editor-in-Chief, Forestry Research (ForRes): http://www.maxapress.com/journal/forres
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Computer Science & Department of Mathematics
  • PhD, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • MS, Forest Genetics, Beijing Forestry University
  • BS, Agricultural Sciences, Beijing Forestry University

Research interests and areas

My research is focused on the following areas:

(1) Bioinformatics tool and software development;

(2) Algorithms for gene network construction;

(3) Large-scale biological data analysis;

(4) SARA-CoV-2 variant detection;

(5)  Genome Assembly and annotation;

(6) Identification of key genes that govern various biological processes and complex traits using systems biology approaches;

(7) R-loops and gene  regulation;

(8)  Functional genomics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation