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2019 Chromatin-enriched RNAs mark both active and repressive cis-regulation: a computational analysis of nuclear RNA-seq,ISMB/ECCB 2019, July 24, 2019, Bassel, Switzerland
2018 A systematical discovery of dys-regulated enhancers and lincRNAs that contribute to gene expression and cancer phenotypes, the University of Chicago 2018 BSCD Fellowship seminar speaker, July 26, 2018, BSLC 008, the University of Chicago, Chicago
CisPi: an RNA-based score for disclosing dis-ease-associated lincRNAs,ECCB 2018 (17th European Conference on Computational Biology), Sep 8-12, 2018, Athens, Greece
Computational discovery of gene regulatory network in complex disease through Long Non-Coding RNAs, April 23rd, 2018, SEO 236, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
2017 Identifying gene and cis-regulatory elements that impact human disease, Depart of Cell Systems & Anatomy, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, May 25, 2017, San Antonio, TX
Gene regulatory networks in AF,Leducq Transatlantic Network Meeting, May 11th, 2017, Chicago
Computational Biology sheds lights on the Genomics for Precision Medicine, April 4th, 2017, Cincinnati Children’s S Building, Cincinnati
2016 Differential Non-coding RNA expression for cis-regulatory-element identification, LeDucq Transatlantic Network Meeting, May 18,2016, Convention Center, Durham
2015 Seq2pathway: an R/Bioconductor package for pathway analysis of next-generation sequencing data, Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI), Epigenetic and Genomic Approaches, San Francisco
2014 Effective integration of genome-wide histone modification with transcriptional profiles, the 8th International Conference on Systems Biology & the 4th Translational Bioinformatics Conference (ISB/TBC 2014), Qingdao, China
2013 “In Silico cancer cell versus stroma cellularity index computed from species-specific human and mouse transcriptome of xenograft models: towards accurate stroma targeting therapy assessment”, Translational Bioinformatics Conference (TBC), Seoul, Korean
2012 Invited Presentation, Biomedical Informatics Center, Northwestern University, Chicago
Presentation, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. Chicago
Invited Speaker, Biological Science and Medical Engineering, the Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2011 Presentation, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. San Francisco
2010 Two Presentations, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. San Francisco
2009 Presentation, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, San Francisco
2008 Presentation, ACGA- HKSMG International Conference on Genetic & Genomic Medicine, University of Hong Kong, HK
2007 Presentation, International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, Shanghai, China
2006 Presentation, Chinese Academy of Sciences of Intelligent Computing & Bioinformatics Symposium (ICBS2006), Hefei, China
2002 Invited Speaker, Chinese 2nd conference on bioinformatics, Beijing, China




Conference reviewer International Society for Computational Biology (ISMB) Conference; AMIA Informatics Summit; International Conference on Biological Information and Biomedical Engineering (BIBE); The European Journal of Human Genetics Conference; The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Conference; AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit; etc
Journal reviewer PLoS Computational Biology; Bioinformatics; Scientific Reports; Oncotarget; BMC Bioinformatics; BMC Cancer; JBI; Frontiers in Computer Science; J. Clinical Bioinformatics; PLoS One; Cancer Biomarkers; Cancer Informatics; etc
2018 -2019 Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports
2017 Reviewer Panel for NCI Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative
2011 - Membership: International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
2008 - 2011 Committee Member for American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Invited Book Reviewer, Life Sciences Publisher
2009 Invited Reviewer, the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Conference
Invited Reviewer, the Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics Conference
2007 Conference Chair of Molecular Systems Biology Session, International
Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation


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