Executive Vice President of BGI-Research
Dr. Yong Hou was trained as PhD in bioinformatics in Copenhagen University, and now works as Research Scientist and Executive Vice President of BGI-Research. He has strong background of next generation sequencing data analysis and interpretation, especially on single cell analysis and cancer research. Published more than 30 peer reviewed scientific papers on journals including Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications and listed as the co-inventor of more than 30 of patents in related area. He has granted more than 12 million RMB from national or local funding agencies to investigate the clinical application of next generation sequencing on cancer diagnosis. He is invited as guest editor for Journal of Clinical and Translational Medicine on Clinical Bioinformatics Session, and reviewer of BMC Bioinformatics, Oncotarget and Cell Biology and Toxicology. Now he is focusing on the translational research of applying next generation sequencing and single cell analysis to cancer precision medicine.