Course Faculty 2020

Course Director

  • Stephen J. O’Brien: Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Professor and Research Director, NOVA Southeastern University, FLORIDA, USA

Co-Directors

  • Laurie Goodman: Editor-in-Chief, GigaScience, Oxford University Press and the Beijing Genomics Institute, CHINA
  • Klaus Koepfli: Conservation Biologist and Research Scientist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA, and Senior Fellow, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
  • Taras K. Oleksyk: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, MICHIGAN, USA,  Director of the Caribbean Genome Center, Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology, Uzhhorod National University, UKRAINE, and  Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PUERTO RICO
  • Eduardo Eizirik: Associate Professor, Laboratory of Genomics and Molecular Biology, Escola de Ciências, PUCRS, BRAZIL

International Faculty

  • Huanming Yang: President and Co-Founder of the BGI, CHINA
  • Laurie Marker: Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Ochivarango, NAMIBIA
  • C. Scott Baker: Professor and Associate Director, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, OREGON, USA
  • Venkatesh Byrappa, Professor and Research Director in IMCB, an adjunct Professor of the Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
  • Shu Jin Luo: Professor, School of Life Sciences, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, CHINA
  • Alfred L. RocaAssociate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS, USA
  • Cindy Harper: Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Xiao Xu: Research Scientist School of Life Sciences, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, CHINA
  • Audrey MajeskeDepartment of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MICHIGAN, USA, and Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PUERTO RICO
  • Xin Liu: Director of Genomics at BGI-Qingdao, Qingdao, CHINA
  • Paolo Martelli, Director of Veterinary Services of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK), Hong Kong SAR, CHINA
  • Agostinho Antunes: Head of the Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Team from the CIIMAR, University of Porto; and Scientific-Technical Director of the Matosinhos Environmental Center (CMIA) from the Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos, PORTUGAL
  • Richard Frankham, Emeritus Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquerie University, Sydney, Australia

BGI-Qingdao Organizers: 

  • Chris Liu:  Leader, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA
  • Xinwen Zhang:  Internal Coordinator, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA
  • Lijun Liu: Contact person, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA
  • Haochen Wang: Contact person, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA
  • Tao Sun:  IT Specialst, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA
  • He Zhang:  Bioinformatics Specialist, BGI-Qingdao, No.2, Hengyunshan Rd, Sino-German Ecopark, Qingdao, CHINA

Course Staff

  • Pavel Dobrynin: Junior Researcher, Smithsonian Institution and the ITMO University, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
  • Nikolai Cherkasov: Senior Specialist, Smithsonian Institution and the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State University, RUSSIA
  • Gaik Tamazian: Research Specialist in Mathematics at the ITMO University, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
  • Hao Meng: Center for Life Sciences, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and Evolution, School of Life Sciences,
    Peking University, Beijing, CHINA
  • Xin Sun: Center for Life Sciences, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and Evolution, School of Life Sciences,
    Peking University, Beijing, CHINA
  • Walter Wolfsberger: Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA