Ying Xu, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A110, Life Science Building
120 Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7229
Phone: 706-542-9779 (CSBL)
Phone: 706-542-7783 (IOB)
Email: xyn at uga.edu
Our group's research and development center around the following areas:
- Cancer Computational and Systems Biology: We are interested in
developing integrated computational and omic techniques for (a) identification
of biomarkers for a number of human cancers, detetable through analyses of
serum/urine samples, and (b) understanding the relationships between
molecular signatures and cancer formation & development. Our work involves
microarray gene expression data generation and analyses, comparative genome
analyses and analyses of other experimental data.
- Study of Microbial Genome Structure and Application to Pathway &
We are interested in understanding both the micro- and macro-structures
of microbial genomes through computational studies and experimental
validation, and in understanding why microbial genomes are organized the
way they are. We are also interested applying the knowledge and information
gained through such studies to prediction of pathways and networks in
Our research work has been sponsored by NSF, DOE, NIH, Georgia Research
Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition and the University of Georgia.
In addition, our work had been generously supported by Oak
Ridge National Lab and Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Current Topics in Computational Molecular Biology, T. Jiang, Ying Xu,
Michael Zhang (eds), the MIT Press (and co-published by Tsinghua Univ. Press
in China), 2002.
Microbial Functional Genomics, J. Zhou, D. Thompson, Ying Xu,
and J. Tiedje, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling, I and II
, Ying Xu, D. Xu and J Liang, Springer, 2006.
Computational Methods for Understanding Archaeal and Bacterial Genomes,
Ying Xu and J. Peter Gogarten, Imperial College Press, 2008.
,Ying Xu, Juan Cui, David Puett, Springer, 2014.
"Computational Methods in Bioinformatics" (UGA/BCMB8210) (course
organizer; team teaching), Fall 2004-Present.
Bioinformatics" (UGA/BCMB3600) (with M Adams and C Glover), Spring
"Advanced Genetics, Cell, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I"
(Co-taught UGA/BCMB/CBIO/GENE8113), Spring 2015-2017
"Cancer bioinformatics" (BCMB6105/4105)
- Qianren (type B) Chair Professor (two months/year appointment),
JCSB Lab of
College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, China, 2012 -
- ChangJiang (Cheung Kong) Chair Professor (two months/year appointment),
JCSB Lab of
College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, China, 2009 -
- Director, Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia,
2004 - 2011
- Adjunct Professor,
Computer Science Department (2004 - ),
(2006 - ), University of Georgia,
- Regents-GRA Eminent Scholar and Professor, Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology Department, University of Georgia, 2003 --
- Distinguished visiting scientist, Computational Biology Institute, Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, 2003 -- .
- Senior Staff Scientist/Group Leader (and earlier titles: staff scientist,
research associate), Protein
Informatics Group, Divisions of Life Sciences and Computer Science &
Mathematics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1993 -
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 1991 - 1993.
- Teaching/Research Assistant, Computer Science Department, Univ.
of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1986 - 1991.
- Ph.D., Computer Science
Dept., Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (research focus: combinatorial
optimization, graph/matroid algorithm design and analysis)
- M.S., Computer Science Dept.,
Jilin Univ., China (research focus: expert system design, linear
- B.S., Computer Science Dept.,
Jilin Univ., China (senior project: natural language
The people (research scientists, postdocs, grad/under-grad students & staff)
we have at CSBL
are really a fun group to work with! Here is a
picture we recently
(Sept 2004) took after a group lunch
2009 SPRING PICNIC
We do get out of the lab once in a while. Here are some pictures (as a proof)
we took during our Lab's annual spring picnic at Tellula Gorge, Georgia
(May 2009). Most of the Lab members (and their families) participated in
this event while the other Lab members insisted to work in the office and so
missed the picnic.
2016 SPRING PICNIC
This year, the Spring Picnic was held on Saturday April 23rd 2016 in Helen.
We had lots of fun activities around Helen town, such as highing, kayaking, fishing,
swimming, visiting the little German town, etc.
photo of my family: my wife, son Tony and myself (May 2004 on vacation
(Summer 2005) recently became quite interested in chess and swimming.
A photo we
took during vacation in Changchun, China (June 2005) with my mom, dad, wife, son and myself
A photo of Hu-Niu, our family dog (2005).