Dr. LI Jun (李俊)

BSc Physics (Tianjin), PhD Computational Biology (Hong Kong)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426732

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Dr Jun Li joined City University of Hong Kong in February 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics. He is also affiliated to the School of Data Science.

He graduated from Tianjin University with a bachelor degree in physics and then joined Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in 2003. In BGI, he was trained as a bioinformatician and served as senior project leader for over 3 years, leading a team focused on comparative genomics, evolution and population genetics.

He received his PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Frederick Leung, working in the fields of comparative genomics/transcriptomics for viruses and bacteria. Afterwards, he joined the lab of Dr. Gianni Panagiotou as a postdoctoral researcher at HKU and the Hans Knoll Institute in Germany, investigating the microbiome from human, animal and other environments.

Dr Li is interested in developing mathematical or machine learning models, and using computational skills in the analysis of multi-omics, structural and phenotypic data to understand the intrinsic nature of the biological processes and dynamics, especially in the field of health-related microbiome, antibiotic resistance, precision livestock farming and drug development.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Antibiotic resistance and pathogenesis in human, animal and environments
  • Disease-related microbiome
  • Microbial interactions and dynamics
  • Big data mining with multi-omics
  • Artificial intelligence in -omics
  • Precision livestock farming