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University Medical Center Groningen

Yang Li, PhD

Assistant professor in systems genetics
Dr Yang Li

MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Hunan University, Changsha, China
PhD thesis: Generalized Genetical Genomics: Advanced methods and applications, University of Groningen, 2010. ISBN: 978-90-367-4593-2

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Keywords: systems gentics, bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology


Yang Li is an assistant proessor and bioinformatician in Cisca Wijmenga's research group. She is working on the systems genetics of celiac disease, with a focus on the non-coding regions of the genome. The project is funded by an ERC advanced grant to Prof. Wijmenga. She is interested in developing computational and bioinformatic approaches for analysing multidimensional biological and chemical data and her work focuses on ways of integrating diverse data from different molecular levels (e.g. genetic, transcriptomic, metabolic data etc.) for connecting genotypes to phenotypes (e.g. in human disease).

Receiving the QingTian award
Receiving the QingTian award


  • 2016: Awarded a ZonMw Off-Road grant (€125k) for project entitled "Every cell counts: single cell RNA-sequencing of biopsies to uncover disease and cell-specific expression effects" more
  • 2014: Top Chinese QingTian award made to Yang Li more
  • 2013: Awarded an NWO VENI grant to perform systems genetics analyses on metabolic fluxes using yeast as a model system.

Selected publications

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