User:Yanglong Zhu

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Contact Info

Yanglong Zhu (an artistic interpretation)

I am now working in the SDone Lab in University Health Network, University of Toronto. I learned about OpenWetWare from mailing list by, and I've joined initially because I thought I might be able to contribute a bit to this open community. Now, I've been able to contribute to this open community. I wish this system improves constantly, its functionality expands steadily, the utility of this OWW becomes widely accepted and this community grows quickly.


  • Year, PhD, Institute
  • Year, MS, Institute
  • Year, BS, Institute

Research interests

I was initially trained as a paleontologist with a BSc and an MSc degree. My specialty in this field was vertebrate paleontology. Then I changed my major to molecular biology with a PhD degree. At the time I found there was a chance to pick up some bioinformatics interests and started publishing on RNA (ribozymes) structure, function and phylogenetics implications. In the meantime, I made a library of human microRNAs in a Lentivrirus vector and investigated the genetic linkage of schizophrenia. Yes, I am a wonderer always not knowing what I am doing.

Well, my present interests are:

  1. Cancer related genes and regulatory networks using whatever technology, arrays, deep sequencing, and other high throughput and low throughput techniques.
  2. Informatics tool development and knowledge discovery for any field, biased towards biomedical usage as the starting point.
  3. Genetic manipulation to gain control of gene expression and produce enzymes and pharmaceutical chemicals using any system, eukaryotic, prokaryotic, archean or in vitro, ex vivo ....


  1. Goldbeter A and Koshland DE Jr. An amplified sensitivity arising from covalent modification in biological systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1981 Nov;78(11):6840-4. PubMed ID:6947258 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. JACOB F and MONOD J. Genetic regulatory mechanisms in the synthesis of proteins. J Mol Biol. 1961 Jun;3:318-56. PubMed ID:13718526 | HubMed [Paper2]
    leave a comment about a paper here
  3. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. ISBN:0879697164 [Book1]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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