Computational Approaches to Biotechnology in Honor of Professor Bailin Hao

Published 18 February, 2019

Professor Bailin Hao passed away in March 2018 at the age of 83. During his lifetime, he made many significant contributions to theoretical physics and computational biology. He was one of the few highly established Chinese scientists who ventured into the new field of molecular sequence analysis including sequence assembly and gene finding and contributed greatly to the rice genome project in the early 1990s. He also developed the widely used composition vector based methods for sequence comparison (CVTree). In addition, Professor Hao trained a large number of students in the fields of theoretical physics and computational biology. He was a driven force for the Chinese Computational Biology and Bioinformatics community. 

This special issue invites both review and original research papers related to the study of various biological and biotechnological problems using either physical or computational approaches including but not limited to

  • Molecular sequence analysis
  • Population genomics
  • Evolution and phylogenetics
  • Systems biology
  • RNA structure
  • Protein structure
  • Gene expression
  • Gene regulation
  • Molecular networks
  • Metagenomics
  • Neural imaging
  • Neural networks
  • Molecular imaging
  • Machine learning

Submission Deadline

Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology invites you to submit your paper for consideration to the Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology special issue before 31 August 2019.

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Fengzhu Sun, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States. 
  • Dr. Guanghong Zuo, Department of Physic, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Dr. Li Xia, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, United States

Submission Instructions

Please indicate your intention to submit a paper to Ms. Wei Yan,, 1 April 2019. The submission website is In the cover letter, please indicate that the paper is for the special issue in honor of Professor Bailin Hao. 

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