Jian Wang has served as a management and decision-making leader for research and application projects at BGI, leading the team to establish large-scale, high-throughput, and low-cost technique platforms, and to develop a trans-omics research system. His current research interests include trans-omics and bioinformatics applications in various fields, with many publications in Science and Nature.
After graduation from Central South University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1990. He worked as a senior research fellow at the University of Washington from 1990 to 1994. Starting in 1997, he participated in the Human Genome Project, working closely with Dr. Huanming Yang. They later co-founded BGI.
Since 1999, Prof. Wang has acted as the main initiator of many international research projects, including the International 1000 Genomes Project, the Rice Genome Project, the Silkworm Genome Project and others.