Zhisong He

Zhisong He

Postdoc
ETH Zurich, D-BSSE

Postdoc in Prof. Dr. Barbara Treutlein's lab in ETH Zurich, D-BSSE in Basel, Switzerland.



I graduated from Zhejiang University in 2009, with BSc degree of Bioinformatics. Working for half a year in Dr. Ming Chen's lab, I finished my thesis of "miRPreditor: a novel miRNA target predictor based on SVM with feature analysis". After that, I became a PhD student in PICB, a cooperating institute between Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Max Planck Society, Germany, and entered Dr. Philipp Khaitovich's group, the Comparative Biology group, in April 2010. In the next five years, I mainly worked in the evolution of brain transcriptome in primates. I got my PhD degree in Nov. 2014, with my thesis titled "Spatial and Temporal Transcriptome Architecture of Primate Brains". After graduation, I continued to work with Dr. Philipp Khaitovich as a Postdoctoral fellow, working in the evolution of primate brain and the molecular basic of mental disorders. In January 2018, I moved to Leipzig in Germany and start to work in Prof. Dr. Barbara Treutlein's lab, mostly focusing on bioinformatics analysis of single cell RNA-seq data. Since January 2019, I move to Basel in Switzerland with other group members, as Barbara moves to Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), ETH Zurich.



Specialties: I'm interested in the studies of regulatory mechanism in brains, its evolution and the pathological consequences when broken-down, with the assistant of computational, mathematical, and statistical methods. I'm also interested in developing computational methods to analyze or predict biological phenomena.