Current country of residence
Yang is the Co-Founder and Chair of BGI-China. He and his partners have made a significant contribution to the international Human Genome Project, the HapMap Project, and the project referred to as G1K, with many publications in internationally prestigious journals, such as "Science" and "Nature", among others. Yang obtained his PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and had postdoctoral trainings in France and the US. In 2006, he became Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization; in 2007, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; in 2008, TWAS Fellow; in 2009, 2012 and 2014, Foreign Associate of the national academies of India, Germany and of the US, respectively. Since its inception in June 2021, Yang chairs TWAS Advisory Committee on COVID-19.
Sustainable Development Goals
02. Biological Sciences
Country where living and working for the majority of the last 10 years
Last updated on 12/07/2023