Qihua Tan is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, and in the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Odense University Hospital, Denmark. He studied medicine from 1980 to 1985 at Shandong Medical University, Jinan, Shandong, China. From 1985 till 1988, he was teaching medical statistics in Linyi School of Medicine. He spent three years on a Master course in medical statistics, from 1988 till 1991. Then, from 1991 till 1994, he served as a Research Scientist at Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, Shandong, China. From 1995, Tan was studying genetics and aging in the Institute of Public Health, at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, till he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in medicine in 2001, for his work that has been done in the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. In 2001, he moved back to Denmark to work as an Assistant Professor, a post which he got promoted to later in 2006 in the Department of Clinical Genetics, at Odense University Hospital. Tan's current research field covers the genetics and genomics of human aging and complex diseases using high-throughput technologies and bioinformatics tools with a focus on methodological development and applications. Tan has over 100 scientific publications, among them over 90 in peer-reviewed international journals.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013