As interdisciplinary fields of Life Sciences and Information Sciences, bioinformatics, systems biology and synthetic biology are playing more and more important roles in today’s scientific discovery on Life. The mission of our Division and Center is to pursue excellence in scientific research and education on fundamental questions in life science with informatics and systems approaches, on theoretical and methodological questions therein for information science and technology, on the informatics mechanism of life systems, and on the engineering of molecular regulatory systems. Major research areas include:

  • Analyses of the expression, regulation and function of coding and non-coding genes
  • Identification and analysis of functions and dynamics of epigenetic elements
  • Processing and analysis of next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing data
  • Computational systems biology of complex diseases and network biology
  • Methods in population genetics of complex traits
  • Systems biomedical medicine and modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Pattern recognition, machine learning and data mining for computational biology
  • Metagenome, meta-transcriptome data analysis and applications on the study of human health and environmental sciences
  • Synthetic biology

Our work is supported by NSFC, Ministry of Science and Technology (973 and 863 Programs), Ministry of Education, Beijing Municipal Government, Tsinghua University and Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology.