Professor Jian Yang

Jian Yang is a Professor of Statistical Genetics at the School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, China. After earning his Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in 2008, he conducted research in Australia at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and The University of Queensland before joining Westlake University in 2020. His primary research interests lie in understanding genomic variations among humans and their implications for phenotypes and diseases. He was the recipient of the Centenary Institute Lawrence Creative Prize (2012), the Australian Academy of Science Ruth Stephens Gani Medal (2015), and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Sciences - Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year (2017).

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