Dr. Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten (DTU) PhD, is associate professor and heads the Metagenomics group at CBS with a background in Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution from Uppsala University, Sweden. His primary interests are in microbial genome analysis, metagenomics and the detection and study of lateral gene transfers. (machine learning approaches, metagenomics, LGT analysis, genome annotation)
Prof. Songgang Li is currently the associate director at BGI-Shenzhen, whose research interests are mainly focused on bioinformatics. He has been involved in many large projects since 1999, such as rice genome project, silkworm genome project, chicken genome project and Yanhuang genome project and etc. He had made significant contributions to the area of genome assembly and data analysis And published over twenty papers in high impact journals.