Hufeng Zhou, PhD

Instructor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Zhou received PhD in Computational Biology under the supervision of Prof.Limsoon Wong in School of Computing and NUS Graduate School for Integative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore. During 2013 to 2015, Dr. Zhou was working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Since 2015, Dr. Zhou has been appointed as Instructor and start his career as an indenpendent faculty in the same institute. Dr. Zhou is considered the world's best scientist in computational studies of host-pathogen interaction studies who specialized in network data-mining of Next-Generation Sequencing data and inter-species host-pathogen protein-protein interaction networks. Now in Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zhou mainly uses next-generation sequencing technologies to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral oncology, one of the core problems of computational studies of host-pathogen interactions. His research projects are mainly about (i)Next-generation sequencing technologies, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, 5C, HiC, ChIA-PET, and their applications in cancers caused by virus. (ii) Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) network related studies both intra- and inter- species PPI prediction, analysis and assessment; (ii) Pathway data curation, integration and analysis; (iii) Meta-genomic data analysis; (iv) Design and develop website and database that host research data and facilitate convenient access.