Dr. Torben Hansen (NN-SDC) a MD and Ph.d., is a senior investigator in the group of molecular genetics of metabolic disorders. He has strong competences within molecular biology studies of common metabolic disorders.
Prof. Huanming Yang is currently professor & president at BGI. He has been appointed honorary professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2008, Director at BGI-Shenzhen since 2007, Professor & President at Beijing Genomics Institute, China, since 1999 and Visiting Professor at Institute of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Science and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He has been awarded a number of prizes, such as H&H Prize, TWAS prize for Biology, Award for Outstanding Team in Science ad Technology Achievements, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Leader of the Year, “Scientific American”, USA. He is the coordinator-in-china of seven international consortiums, including International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, International HapMap Consortium, International Cancer Genome Consortium and International 1000 Genomes. He is also Secretary-General Chief Coordinator for five Chinese Consortiums, including Chinese Human Genome Project (CHGP), Chinese Hybrid Rice Genome Sequencing Consortium, Chinese silkworm Genome Sequencing Consortium and etc.