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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 800 times. He is also a reviewer for many impacted journals and NSFC(National Natural Science Foundation of China).


Organizing Committee Chair of BIIP2015

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); WAIM2014,2015 (International conference on Web-Age Information Management); FSDK2014(The 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery); CCML2015

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 Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, PLOS One, Amino Acids, Gene, Neural Networks, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Molecular Biology Reports, Neural Processing Letters, BioMed Research International, Current Bioinformatics, Protein & Peptide Letters, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Frontiers of Computer Science, The Scientific World Journal, Journal of Convergence Information Technology, International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology

Selected Papersú║(*Corresponding author) Google Scholar

  1. Quan Zou*, Qinghua Hu, Maozu Guo, Guohua Wang*. HAlign: Fast Multiple Similar DNA/RNA Sequence Alignment Based on the Centre Star Strategy. Bioinformatics. Doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv177. (SCI, IF2013=4.621) (Software)
  2. Jiangbo Pan, Shichang Hu, Hao Wang, Quan Zou*, Zhiliang Ji*. PaGeFinder: Quantitative Identification of Spatiotemporal Pattern Genes. Bioinformatics. 2012, 28(11):1544-1545. (SCI, IF2013=4.621)(Web Server)
  3. 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, IF2013=5.919, PMID: 23396756)
  4. Xiangxiang Zeng, Xuan Zhang, Quan Zou*. Integrative approaches for predicting microRNA function and prioritizing disease-related microRNA using biological interaction networks. Briefings in Bioinformatics. Doi: 10.1093/bib/bbv033.(SCI, IF2013=5.919)
  5. Quan Zou, Jinjin Li, Li Song, Xiangxiang Zeng, Guohua Wang. Similarity computation strategies in the microRNA-disease network: A Survey. Briefings in Functional Genomics. Accept. (SCI, IF2013=3.427)
  6. 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, IF2013=3.427,PMID: 25241224)
  7. 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, IF2013=1.536)
  8. 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. (Web Server)(SCI, IF2013=2.672)
  9. Chen Lin*, Ying Zou, Ji Qin, Xiangrong Liu, Yi Jiang, Caihuan Ke, Quan Zou*. Hierarchical Classification of Protein Folds Using a Novel Ensemble Classifier. PLoS One. 2013, 8(2):e56499. (SCI, IF2010=4.411) (Web Server)
  10. Xian-Ying Cheng, Wei-Juan Huang, Shi-Chang Hu, Hai-Lei Zhang, Hao Wang, Jing-Xian Zhang, Hong-Huang Lin, Yu-Zong Chen, Quan Zou*, Zhi-Liang Ji*. A global characterization and identification of multifunctional enzymes. PLoS One. 2012,7(6):e38979.(Web Server) (SCI, IF2010=4.411)
  11. 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  (software) (SCI, IF2011=1.58)
  12. Quan Zou, Jiancang Zeng, Liujuan Cao, Rongrong Ji. A Novel Features Ranking Metric with Application to Scalable Visual and Bioinformatics Data Classification. Neurocomputing. Accept.(software) (SCI, IF2011=1.58)
  13. 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. (Web Server)(SCI, IF2011=1.089)
  14. Quan Zou, Tuo Zhao, Yang Liu, Maozu Guo. Predicting RNA secondary structure based on the class information and Hopfield network. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2009,39(3):206-214 (Supplementary materials) (SCI, IF2008=1.272)
  15. Quan Zou, Xubin Li, Yi Jiang, Yuming Zhao, Guohua Wang. BinMemPredict: a Web server and software for predicting membrane protein types. Current Proteomics. 2013, 10(1): 2-9 (Web Server) (SCI, IF2011=3.179)
  16. Quan Zou, Jinjin Li, Chunyu Wang, Xiangxiang Zeng. Approaches for recognition disease genes based on Network. BioMed Research International. 2014,2014: 416323. (SCI, IF2012=2.88)
  17. Quan Zou, Zhen Wang, Xinjun Guan, Bin Liu, Yunfeng Wu, Ziyu Lin. An Approach for Identifying Cytokines Based On a Novel Ensemble Classifier. BioMed Research International. 2013, 2013:686090 (Web Server) (SCI, IF2011=2.436)
  18. Quan Zou, Chen Lin, Xiaoyan Liu, Yingpeng Han, Wenbin Li, Maozu Guo. Novel representation of RNA secondary structure and prediction algorithms. Genetics and Molecular Research. 2011, 10 (3): 1986 - 1998 (Software)(SCI, IF2010=1.013)
  19. Leyi Wei, Yong Huang, Yanyun Qu, Yi Jiang, Quan Zou*. Computational analysis of miRNA target identification. Current Bioinformatics. 2012, 7(4): 512-525 (SCI, IF2009=1.688)
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. 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)
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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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