Chinese Academy of Sciences
Runsheng Chen, Principal Investigator at Institute of Biophysics, CAS, is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and an academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Chen is a member of Human Genome Organization (HUGO), a member of the biomacromolecule group of The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), and a member of the bioinformatics professional committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Prof. Chen is now the General-secretary and Vice president of Chinese Society of Biophysics, and has published more than 130 papers in SCI.
Chen is one of the pioneer scholars developing the researches on theoretical biology and bioinformatics in China. For more than thirty years, Prof. Chen has led his group to perform a series of systemic researches in the field of bioinformatics, since 2001, Prof. Chen has rapidly expanded his interest to the investigation of noncoding RNAs, two widely used noncoding RNA databases (NONCODE, http://www.noncode.org/, and NPInter, http://www.bioinfo.org/NPInter/) have been established and updated periodically; in addition, by developing Rnomics technology, including RNA library construction and custom-microarray-design etc., group of Prof. Chen has identified thousands of long noncoding RNAs associated with tumorigeneisis.