User:Wenjun Shao

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Wenjun Shao: 09'Biology&Statistics
  • Wenjun Shao
  • Peking University
  • Room2043 Dorm47 Peking University Beijing 100871 P.R.China
  • Beijing, China
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I work in the CBI at Peking University. I learned about OpenWetWare from From others, and I've joined because I am a member of the iGEM 2008 Peking University Team.


  • 2009, BSc, Biological Science, School of Life Sciences, Peking University
  • 2009, BSc, Statistics (Second Major), School of Mathematics, Peking Univeristy

Academic Research

2006.04-Present Centre of Bioinformatics, Peking University, China (Advisor: Prof. Liping Wei) Project: The origin and evolution of significant viral protein family

  • Clustered studied protein family with home-made program using Perl
  • Phylogenic analysis and syntenic comparative genomic approach to prove horizontal gene transfer
  • Parameter adjustment for maximum-likelihood analysis to search for positive selective sites
  • Preparing the manuscript to submit

2007.11-2008.11 Peking University iGEM Team, Peking University China-MIT U.S. Project: A genetic circuit to direct evolution of proteins in vivo

  • Genetic circuit construction: achieved flexible ligation into hAID and lexA to form fusion protein
  • Yeast Screening: continuous culture to select functional Gal4 with His resistance
  • Modeling: co-design metabolic and evolution model to simulate and predict the efficiency of our systems
  • Wiki webpage construction and maintenance

2008.04 Paris/Beijing Course-workshop Creating Interdisciplinary Research Projects

  • Discussed membrane reconstruction and potential medical applications of engineered E.coli
  • Co-presentation for 'powerful E.coli' project
  • Discussed modern techniques for the handicap and participated

2008.09-Present Centre of Bioinformatics Peking University, China (Advisor: Prof. Louis Tao)

  • Senior Thesis Project: network modeling and analysis
  • Reviewing the neural circuit model for decision making


2007.02 Peking University Undergraduate Research Endowment from SINO CAPITAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (SCEF) 25/16,000
2007.09 Peking University May-fourth Scholarship 5%
2006.09 Peking University Kwang-Hua Scholarship 5%
2004.10 1st prizes in China National Mathematics Olympiad in Senior (CNMO)
2004.08 1st prizes in Chinese Girls' Mathematics Olympiad (CGMO)

Extracurricular activities

2008.10.19 Beijing International Marathon-Half Marathon
Successfully finished, achieving a time of 2 hours 4 minutes 15 seconds
2008.08 Volunteer of Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
2008.05 Selected to EFPL-Summer Research program 30/200 worldwide
2005.10- 2006.07 Students’ Union in School of Life Sciences , Peking University

Research interests

  1. Genome Research

My interest: Applying bioinformatics, statistical, and other mathematical methods to quantify and establish simple but effective models to understand complex biological system and to provide predictions for hypothesis-driven biological science; marrying bench work to address fundamental medical problems, such as cancer and mental disorder.


Preparing an article on protein evolution to submit currently

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