Gonghong Wei

Gonghong Wei

University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Dr. Gonghong Wei is Professor in molecular cancer biology of Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, and Senior Group Leader of Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland.

Dr. Gonghong Wei graduated from his PhD study in Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. After postdoctoral training at University of Helsinki, he joined University of Oulu as a faculty member, heading a functional genomics laboratory for cancer research. Dr. Wei’s laboratory focuses on the epigenetic regulation of gene expression network during cancer susceptibility, initiation and progression to metastasis, and the identification of biomarkers for cancer risk prediction and stratification. In particular, over past several years, Dr. Wei’s team performed systems functional interpretation of noncoding genomic variations in association with prostate cancer discovered by genome-wide association studies. Dr. Wei received a prestigious Academy of Finland Research Fellow post and title of docent (honorary title granted for lifetime) in molecular genetics in 2014. Dr. Wei won the Medix Prize 2015 and the Discovery of the Year 2014, 2016 and 2018 at Biocenter Oulu, and served as a reviewer for over 30 different journals, including Nature Genetics, Genome Biology, PLOS Genetics, Theranostics, and so forth.