Bin Han, Ph.D, Professor, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences(2013), Director of NCGR, also vice president of Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS.
Professor Bin Han was born in 1963, AnHui, China. He obtained his bachelor degree in Biology from Anhui Normal University, in 1985, master degree in Biology from Guangxi Agricultural College, in 1988, and Ph.D degree in Molecular Genetics from the British John Innes Centre, in 1992. Between 1992 and 1998, he joined the University of Cambridge, Plant Science Department, as a post doctor. In 1998, he came back to China and serves as a director of the National Center for Gene Research, CAS. From 2002 on, he also serves as a vice director of Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS. In 2008, he was appointed as the vice director of Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS.
Professor Han is focusing on rice genome sequencing and re-sequencing, comparative genome analysis of rice subspecies, and rice functional genomics. Over the past several years, he and his laboratory have successfully finished sequencing and analysis of Oryza sativa japonica chromosome 4, construction of japonica fine physical maps, and rice chromosome 4 specific DNA chips and its expression profiling which were published on Nature, Genome Research and Plant Cell, respectively. Based on previous research achievements and with the new generation sequencing technology, he and his laboratory begin developing whole genome-wide high-throughput genotype identification platform of rice various subspecies and corresponding systemic comparative transcriptome analysis.
Professor Han has won many awards. The most important award up to date was the Second Prize of National Natural Science, in 2007.