Title: Director, BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute)
Born: June 14, 1976, China
Education: BSc and Ph.D., life sciences, Peking University
Early Marker: Founded the bioinformatics department at BGI in 1999, now recognized as the leading genome science research facility.
Big Idea: Putting the world's biggest genome-sequencing operation to work on sequencing the genome of every organism on the planet and on creating real-world applications in agriculture and infectious disease for its genomics research.
Wave of the Future: Genomics