ShanghaiTech University, China
Dr. Shuhua Xu is professor of human population genetics and Principal Investigator of Population Genomics Group at the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology. He is currently holding the position of Max-Planck Independent Research Group Leader, and he is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at ShanghaiTech University. He received his PhD at Fudan University, China. His scientific research has focused on population genomics research of human admixture history and biological adaptation to the local environment.
The ultimate goal of his research is to understand microevolution mechanisms in human, while genetic admixture was taken as a cut-in point to pursue this ambition. The Population Genomics Group led by Dr. Xu is using computational approaches and developing new methods to dissect genetic architecture of human populations, quantitatively characterize their admixture features, and reveal their migration history and adaptive divergence. Dr. Xu has authored many scientific papers published in Science, PNAS, The American Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Research, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Human Molecular Genetics, European Journal of Human Genetics, the PLoS and the BMC series.