Add:Rm. 501, Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center, Integrated Science Research Center No.2,Peking University

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Ge Gao

2019-PresentPrincipal InvestigatorBiomedical Pioneering Innovation CenterPeking University

2011-2018Principal InvestigatorSchool of Life SciencesPeking University

2008-2011Associate Research FellowSchool of Life SciencesPeking University


Research Interests

Dr. Gao’s future scientific pursuit will continue to bridge his profound interest in deciphering the “coded messages” in the human genome and his strengths in combining top-down, holistic thinking with advanced bioinformatics technology.

Awards and Honors

2014Teaching Award of Peking University

2012Enrolled in Youth Tip-Top Talent Support Program

2010APBioNet Service Award

2010Young Scholar Award of Lvye

Selected Publication

Handle Biological “BIG DATA” Effectively and Efficiently

  1. Cheng S. J., Shi F. Y., Liu H., Ding Y., Jiang S., Liang N., Gao G.* 2017. Accurately annotate compound effects of genetic variants using a context-sensitive framework. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(10): e82. (Featured as “Highly Accessed”)
  2. Hou M., Tian F., Jiang S., Kong L., Yang D., Gao G.* 2016a. LocExpress: a web server for efficiently estimating expression of novel transcripts. BMC Genomics 17(13): 175-179. (Featured as Best Paper at InCoB’16)
  3. Hou M., Tang X., Tian F., Shi F., Liu F., Gao G.* 2016b. AnnoLnc: a web server for systematically annotating novel human lncRNAs. BMC Genomics 17(1): 931.
  4. Hu B., Jin J., Guo A. Y., Zhang H., Luo J., Gao G.* 2015. GSDS 2.0: an upgraded gene feature visualization server. Bioinformatics 31(8): 1296-1297. (Featured as ESI Highly Cited (Top 1%) Paper)
  5. Xiao A., Cheng Z., Kong L., Zhu Z., Lin S., Gao G.*, Zhang B.* 2014. CasOT: a genome-wide Cas9/gRNA off-target searching tool. Bioinformatics 30(8): 1180-1182. (Featured as ESI Highly Cited (Top 1%) Paper)
  6. Kong L., Wang J., Zhao S., Gu X., Luo J.*, Gao G.* 2012. ABrowse - a customizable next-generation genome browser framework. BMC Bioinformatics 13: 2. (Featured as “Highly Accessed”)
  7. Wang J., Kong L., Zhao S., Zhang H., Tang L., Li Z., Gu X., Luo J.*, Gao G.* 2011. Rice-Map: a new-generation rice genome browser. BMC Genomics 12: 165. (Featured as “Highly Accessed”)

Decipher the Function and Evolution of Gene Regulatory Network

  1. Jin J., Tian F., Yang D. C., Meng Y. Q., Kong L., Luo J., Gao G.* 2017. PlantTFDB 4.0: toward a central hub for transcription factors and regulatory interactions in plants. Nucleic Acids Res 45(D1): D1040-D1045. (Featured as ESI Highly Cited (Top 1%) Paper)
  2. Jin J., He K., Tang X., Li Z., Lv L., Zhao Y., Luo J., Gao G.* 2015. An Arabidopsis Transcriptional Regulatory Map Reveals Distinct Functional and Evolutionary Features of Novel Transcription Factors. Mol Biol Evol 32(7): 1767-1773.
  3. Zhao Y., Tang L., Li Z., Jin J., Luo J., Gao G.* 2015. Identification and analysis of unitary loss of long-established protein-coding genes in Poaceae shows evidences for biased gene loss and putatively functional transcription of relics. BMC Evol Biol 15: 66. (Featured as “Very Good (being of special significance in its field)” by Faculty of 1000)
  4. Gao G., Vibranovski M. D., Zhang L., Li Z., Liu M., Zhang Y. E., Li X., Zhang W., Fan Q., VanKuren N. W., Long M., Wei L. 2014. A long-term demasculinization of X-linked intergenic noncoding RNAs in Drosophila melanogaster. Genome Res 24(4): 629-638.
  5. Jin J., Zhang H., Kong L., Gao G.*, Luo J.* 2014. PlantTFDB 3.0: a portal for the functional and evolutionary study of plant transcription factors. Nucleic Acids Res 42(1): D1182-1187. (Featured as ESI Highly Cited (Top 1%) Paper)
  6. Tang X., Hou M., Ding Y., Li Z., Ren L., Gao G.* 2013. Systematically profiling and annotating long intergenic non-coding RNAs in human embryonic stem cell. BMC Genomics 14(Suppl 5): S3. (Featured as “Highly Accessed”)
  7. Chen Z. X., Zhang Y. E., Vibranovski M., Luo J., Gao G.*, Long M.* 2011. Deficiency of X-linked inverted duplicates with male-biased expression and the underlying evolutionary mechanisms in the Drosophila genome. Mol Biol Evol 28(10): 2823-2832.


  1. Ding Y., Wang M., He Y., Ye A. Y., Yang X., Liu F., Meng Y., Gao G.*, Wei L.* 2014. `Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods,` a Bilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as a New Example for Global Bioinformatics Education. PLoS Computational Biology 10(12): e1003955.

Cooperation With Others

  1. Zhou Y., Wang P., Tian F., Gao G., Huang L., Wei W., Xie X. S. 2017. Painting a specific chromosome with CRISPR/Cas9 for live-cell imaging. Cell Res 27(2): 298-301.
  2. Feng S., Zhao Y., Xu Y., Ning S., Huo W., Hou M., Gao G., Ji J., Guo R.*, Xu D.* 2016. Ewing Tumor-associated Antigen 1 Interacts with Replication Protein A to Promote Restart of Stalled Replication Forks. J Biol Chem 291(42): 21956-21962.
  3. Xing M., Yang M., Huo W., Feng F., Wei L., Jiang W., Ning S., Yan Z., Li W., Wang Q., Hou M., Dong C., Guo R., Gao G., Ji J., Zha S., Lan L., Liang H., Xu D. 2015. Interactome analysis identifies a new paralogue of XRCC4 in non-homologous end joining DNA repair pathway. Nat Commun 6: 6233.
  4. Shu J., Wu C., Wu Y., Li Z., Shao S., Zhao W., Tang X., Yang H., Shen L., Zuo X., Yang W., Shi Y., Chi X., Zhang H., Gao G., Shu Y., Yuan K., He W., Tang C.*., Zhao Y., Deng HK.*. 2013. Induction of pluripotency in mouse somatic cells with lineage specifiers. Cell 153(5): 963-975.
  5. Yue R., Li H., Liu H., Li Y., Wei B., Gao G., Jin Y., Liu T., Wei L., Du J., Pei G.* 2012. Thrombin receptor regulates hematopoiesis and endothelial-to-hematopoietic transition. Dev Cell 22(5): 1092-1100.