Xiao-Lin (Nick) Wu, PhD, Principal Scientist (Biometrics), Bayer Crop Science, Resaerch Triangle Park, North Carolina. Dr. Wu obtained his bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1983, his master’s degree in animal breeding and genetics (quantitative genetics) in 1995, his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics (molecular genetics) in 2000. He had high education in China and Denmark, and had post-doc training in South Korea and USA. He held a faculty position before he joined Iowa State Univeristy in 2003. He worked as computational geneticist and a PI at University of Wisconsin - Madison from 2005 to 2013. In the past twenty years, Dr. Wu has published over 85 scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals, over 50 conference abstracts, one book, and three book chapters. He has also publicly released five software packages in the fields of statistical genetics/genomics and bioinformatics. His expertise has been sought as a reviewer for over 20 scholarly journals of international circulation. He is currently a member of the editor board at the Frontiers in Livestock Genomics and the Computational Biology Journal. Dr. Wu has had a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary research experience in the past twenty years, covering quantitative genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, statistical genomics, and bioinformatics. His current research is focused on the development of parallel methods and strategies of high-throughput computing (HTC) and high-performance computing (HPC) for genomic selection. The goal is to overcome the computing bottlenecks associated with the use of large volumes of genomic markers based on sophicated Bayesian models in the post-genome-era genome selection programs. He is also devoted to the development of complex Bayesian models for genomic selection.
Biography Updated on 5 August 2012