Professor Yun-Gui Yang is currently a Professor at Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 2008. Professor Yang received his BS degree in Microbiology from Fudan University in 1995 and PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS in 2000. He performed his postdoctoral research at International Agency for Research on Cancer-IARC (2000-2003) and at Clare Hall Laboratories, Cancer Research UK (2005-2008).
He had served as a Staff Scientist at IARC from 2003-2005. Professor Yang’s main research interest is to dissect the nature of epitranscriptomic RNA modifications with focus on dynamic RNA methylations. He has involved in the discoveries of methyltransferases and readers for mammalian RNA m6A and m5C and demethylases for m6A, and their critical roles in fundamental RNA metabolism as well as physiological and pathological processes.