HAN Bin, Director
Professor Bin Han was born in 1963, Anhui, China. He obtained his bachelor degree in Biology from Anhui Normal University in 1985, master degree in Biology from Guangxi Agricultural College in 1988, and Ph.D degree in Molecular Genetics from the Sainsbury Laboratry at John Innes Centre in UK in 1992. Between 1992 and 1998, he joined the Department of Plant Sciences of University of Cambridge, as a post doctor. In 1998, he came back to China and serves as the director of the National Center for Gene Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). From 2002 on, he also serves as a vice director of Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS. In 2008, he was appointed as a vice director of Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS. He is the vice president of Chinese Society of Genetics, and has been serving as a member of John Innes Centre-Science and Impact Advisory Board (UK) since 2011. In 2013, he was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Han is focusing on rice genome sequencing, comparative genome analysis of rice subspecies, and rice functional genomics. Over the past several years, he and his laboratory have successfully finished construction of the physical maps of rice chromosome 4, sequencing and analysis of rice chromosome 4, and expression analysis of rice chromosome 4 using tiling microarray, which were published on Genome Research, Nature and Plant Cell, respectively. With the second generation sequencing technology, he and his laboratory began to develop high-throughput genotyping platform for both high-resolution linkage mapping and genome-wide association studies, and used these approach to dissect complex traits in rice. He and his laboratory also used RNA-Seq technology for global survey and comparison of cultvated rice transcriptomes. These works were published on Genome Research and Nature Genetics. Professor Han has won many awards including the Second Prize of National Natural Science, in 2007.
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