Dr. Bin Han
Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Bin Han 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 Laboratory 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 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. 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 cultivated rice transcriptomes.