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    Dr. Quan Zou is a Professor of Computer Science at Tianjin University. He received his PH.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R.China in 2009. His research is in the areas of bioinformatics, machine learning and parallel computing. Now he is putting the focus on protein classification, genome assembly, annotation and functional analysis from the next generation sequencing data with parallel computing methods. Several related works have been published by Briefings in Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, PLOS ONE and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Google scholar showed that his more than 100 papers have been cited more than 2400 times. He is also a reviewer for many impacted journals and NSFC(National Natural Science Foundation of China).


  • Associate Editor of Current Bioinformatics
  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Report, PLoS ONE, Interdisciplinary Sciences--Computational Life Sciences, Genes
  • Special issue guest editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Neurocomputing, Current Proteomics, BioMed Research International, Current Genomics, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Molecules, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Current Gene Therapy
  • Organizing Committee Chair of BIIP2015
  • Publication Committee Chair of CCML2017
  • Publicity Chair of ISKE2017
  • Special Session Co-Chair of ISPACS2017
  • Keynote Speaker of ACMC2015, ICG2016
  • Special Session Organizer of IJCNN2016
  • Program Committee member of the CCIB2011 (Special Session on Computational Collective Intelligence in Bioinformatics, during the 3rd International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence, ICCCI2011 Gdynia, Poland September 21-23, 2011); WAIM2014-2016 (International conference on Web-Age Information Management); FSDK2014(The 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery); ICIC2016(International Conference on Intelligent Computation); APWeb2016(Asia Pacific Web Conference); PRICAI2016(Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence); CCML2015; IJCNN2016(International Joint Conference on Neural Networks); ICMLC2016(International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing); GIW2016(The 27th International Conference on Genome Informatics); ISBRA2016(12th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications); AAAI2017(31th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence); AISTATS2017(20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics); NCIIP2017; ICYCSEE2017
  • Outstanding Reviewers for Computers in Biology and Medicine (Elsevier, top 10th percentile in terms of the number of reviews completed within two years, 2015.2)
  • Reviewer of Nucleic Acids Research, Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, Oncogenesis, Oncotarget, Scientific Reports, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, PLOS One, Molecular BioSystems, Amino Acids, Gene, Algorithms for Molecular Biology, Neural Networks, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Physica A, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology Reports, Functional & Integrative Genomics, Expert Systems, Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Neural Processing Letters, 3 Biotech, BioMed Research International, Current Bioinformatics, Protein & Peptide Letters, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Acta Biotheoretica, Frontiers of Computer Science, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, NIPS2016, etc

  • Selected Papersú║(*Corresponding author) Google Scholar

    1. Senjie Lin, Shifeng Cheng, Bo Song, Xiao Zhong, Xin Lin, Wujiao Li, Ling Li, Yaqun Zhang, Huan Zhang, Zhiliang Ji, Meichun Cai, Yunyun Zhuang, Xinguo Shi, Lingxiao Lin, Lu Wang, Zhaobao Wang, Xin Liu, Sheng Yu, Peng Zeng, Han Hao, Quan Zou, Chengxuan Chen, Yanjun Li, Ying Wang, Chunyan Xu, Shanshan Meng, Xun Xu, Jun Wang, Huanming Yang, David A. Campbe, Nancy R. Sturm, Steve Dagenais-Bellefeuille, David Morse.The Symbiodinium kawagutii genome illuminates dinoflagellate gene expression and coral symbiosis. Science. 2015, 350(6261): 691-694
    2. Xiangxiang Zeng, Wei Lin, Maozu Guo, Quan Zou*. A comprehensive overview and evaluation of circular RNA detection tools. PLoS Computational Biology. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005420 (SCI, IF2015=4.587)
    3. Quan Zou*, Qinghua Hu, Maozu Guo, Guohua Wang*. HAlign: Fast Multiple Similar DNA/RNA Sequence Alignment Based on the Centre Star Strategy. Bioinformatics. 2015,31(15): 2475-2481. (SCI, IF2015=5.766, PMID: 25812743) (Software)(Recommended by OMICTOOLS)
    4. Jianbo Pan, Shichang Hu, Hao Wang, Quan Zou*, Zhiliang Ji*. PaGeFinder: Quantitative Identification of Spatiotemporal Pattern Genes. Bioinformatics. 2012, 28(11):1544-1545. (SCI, IF2015=5.766)(Web Server)
    5. Quan Zou*, Xubin Li, Wenrui Jiang, Ziyu Lin, Guilin Li, Ke Chen. Survey of MapReduce Frame Operation in Bioinformatics. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2014,15(4): 637-647. (SCI, IF2015=8.399, PMID: 23396756)
    6. Xiangxiang Zeng, Xuan Zhang, Quan Zou*. Integrative approaches for predicting microRNA function and prioritizing disease-related microRNA using biological interaction networks. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2016,17(2):193-203.(SCI, IF2015=8.399,PMID:26059461)
    7. Pei Li, Maozu Guo, Chunyu Wang, Xiaoyan Liu, Quan Zou*. An overview of SNP interactions in genome-wide association studies. Briefings in Functional Genomics. 2015, 14(2):143-155. (SCI, IF2015=3.124,PMID: 25241224)
    8. Quan Zou, Jinjin Li, Li Song, Xiangxiang Zeng, Guohua Wang. Similarity computation strategies in the microRNA-disease network: A Survey. Briefings in Functional Genomics. 2016, 15(1): 55-64. (SCI, IF2015=3.124,PMID: 26134276)
    9. Leyi Wei, Pengwei Xing, Gaotao Shi, Zhiliang Ji*, Quan Zou*. Fast prediction of protein methylation sites using a sequence-based feature selection technique. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2017.2670558. (SCI, IF2015=1.609, PMID:28222000)(web server)
    10. Xiangxiang Zeng, Yuanlu Liao, Yuansheng Liu, Quan Zou*. Prediction and validation of disease genes using HeteSim Scores. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2016.2520947. (SCI, IF2015=1.609, PMID:26890920)(Codes and Data)
    11. Yuansheng Liu, Xiangxiang Zeng, Zengyou He*, Quan Zou*. Inferring microRNA-disease associations by random walk on a heterogeneous network with multiple data sources. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2016.2550432.(Web Server)(SCI, IF2015=1.609, PMID:27076459)
    12. Leyi Wei, Minghong Liao, Yue Gao, Rongrong Ji, Zengyou He*, Quan Zou*. Improved and Promising Identification of Human MicroRNAs by Incorporating a High-quality Negative Set. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 2014, 11(1):192-201 (Software) (SCI, IF2015=1.609, PMID: 24216114)
    13. Leyi Wei, Pengwei Xing, Jijun Tang, Quan Zou*. PhosPred-RF: a novel sequence-based predictor for phosphorylation sites using sequential information only. IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience. Doi: 10.1109/TNB.2017.2661756.(SCI, IF2015=1.969,PMID:28166503) (web server)
    14. Leyi Wei, Jijun Tang, Quan Zou*. Local-DPP: An Improved DNA-binding Protein Prediction Method by Exploring Local Evolutionary Information. Information Sciences. 2017, 384:135-144. (SCI, IF2015=3.364)(web server)
    15. Li Song, Dapeng Li, Xiangxiang Zeng, Yunfeng Wu, Li Guo*, Quan Zou*. nDNA-prot: Identification of DNA-binding Proteins Based on Unbalanced Classification. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014, 15:298. (SCI, IF2015=2.435, PMID: 25196432)(Web Server)
    16. Quan Zou, Shixiang Wan, Ying Ju, Jijun Tang, Xiangxiang Zeng. Pretata: predicting TATA binding proteins with novel features and dimensionality reduction strategy. BMC System Biology. 2016, 10(Suppl 4): 114(SCI, IF2015=2.208, PMID: 28155714)(Web Server)
    17. Wei Tang, Zhijun Liao, Quan Zou*. Which statistical significance test best detects oncomiRNAs in cancer tissues? An exploratory analysis. Oncotarget. 2016, 7(51):85613-85623.(SCI, IF2015=5.008, PMID: 27784000)(data and codes)
    18. Li Guo*, Jiafeng Yu, Tingming Liang, Quan Zou*. miR-isomiRExp: a web-server for the analysis of expression of miRNA at the miRNA/isomiR levels. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6: 23700. (SCI, IF2015=5.578, PMID: 27009551)(Web Server)
    19. Wei Chen, Pengwei Xing, Quan Zou*. Detecting N6-methyladenosine sites from RNA transcriptomes using ensemble Support Vector Machines. Scientific Reports. 2017, 7: 40242.(SCI, IF2015=5.578, PMID: 28079126) (Web Server)
    20. Quan Zou*, Yaozong Mao, Lingling Hu, Yunfeng Wu, Zhiliang Ji*. miRClassify: An advanced web server for miRNA family classification and annotation. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2014, 45:157-160.(SCI, IF2015=1.521, PMID: 24480175) (Web Server)most cited articles in this journal
    21. Quan Zou, Jiancang Zeng, Liujuan Cao, Rongrong Ji. A Novel Features Ranking Metric with Application to Scalable Visual and Bioinformatics Data Classification. Neurocomputing. 2016, 173:346-354.(SCI, IF2015=2.392)(Software)
    22. Chen Lin, Wenqiang Chen, Cheng Qiu, Yunfeng Wu, Sridhar Krishnan, Quan Zou*. LibD3C: Ensemble Classifiers with a Clustering and Dynamic Selection Strategy. Neurocomputing. 2014,123:424-435. (SCI, IF2015=2.392)(software) most cited articles in this journal
    23. Quan Zou, Jinjin Li, Qingqi Hong, Ziyu Lin, Hua Shi, Yun Wu, Ying Ju. Prediction of microRNA-disease associations based on social network analysis methods. BioMed Research International. 2015, 2015: 810514. (SCI, IF2015=2.134, PMID: 26273645) (Web Server)
    24. Yong Huang, Ning Liu, Jiang Ping Wang, Yu Qin Wang, Xue Li Yu, Zhan Bin Wang, Xiang Chao Cheng, Quan Zou*. Regulatory long non-coding RNA and its functions. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry. 2012, 68(4):611-618 (SCI, IF2013=2.496)
    25. Chunyu Wang, Leyi Wei, Maozu Guo*, Quan Zou*. Computational Approaches on Detecting non-coding RNA. Current Genomics. 2013, 14(6): 371-377 (SCI, IF2011=2.408)
    26. Sheng-Jian Xiao, Chi Zhang, Quan Zou, Zhi-liang Ji. TiSGeD: a database for tissue-specific genes. Bioinformatics. 2010, 26(9): 1273-1275 (SCI, IF2008=4.328) (Web Server)
    27. Bin Liu, Jinghao Xu, Quan Zou, Ruifeng Xu, Xiaolong Wang and Qingcai Chen. Using distances between Top-n-gram and residue pairs for protein remote homology detection. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014, 15(Suppl 2):S3 (Web Server) (SCI, IF2013=2.672) ESI HIGHLY CITED PAPER
    28. Bin Liu, Xiaolong Wang, Quan Zou, Qiwen Dong, Qingcai Chen. Protein remote homology detection by combining Chouí»s pseudo amino acid composition and profile-based protein representation. Molecular informatics. 2013, 32: 775-782.(SCI, IF2013=2.013) ESI HIGHLY CITED PAPER
    29. Yong Huang, Xing Jia Shen, Quan Zou, Sheng Peng Wang, Shun Ming Tang, Guo Zheng Zhang. Biological functions of microRNAs: a review. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry.2011,67(1):129-139. (SCI, IF2013=2.496) ESI HIGHLY CITED PAPER
    30. Yong Huang, Quan Zou, Shun Ming Tang, Li Gang Wang, Xing Jia Shen. Computational identification and characteristics of novel microRNAs from the silkworm (Bombyx mori L.). Molecular Biology Reports. 2010,37(7):3171-3176 (SCI, IF2008=1.750) 3 novel miRNA reported in miRBase
    31. Leyi Wei, Minghong Liao, Xing Gao, Quan Zou. An Improved Protein Structural Prediction Method by Incorporating Both Sequence and Structure Information. IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience. Doi: 10.1109/TNB.2014.2352454. (SCI, IF2013=1.768)


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