Xun Xu
Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China


Dr. Xun Xu serves as Director of BGI-Research and Executive Director of China National GeneBank (CNGB). He leads the technology development in the area of molecular biology, information technology, assembly and evolution of plants and animals, plant and animal genetic polymorphism, animal and plant molecular breeding, single cell sequencing platform, microchip-based DNA synthesis technology and Microbial metabolomics. He leaded a team of BGI Research to successfully develop the sequencer, BGISEQ-500, which is now the only commercial sequencing platform designed and made in China. In addition to sequencing technologies, he also leaded the cutting-edge experimental and bioinformatics developing at BGI. He has published 152 papers in high impact international journals and holds over 50 patents.