POSTED BY: Fudan University Human Phenome Institute 2017,12,03

The Human Phenome Institute (HuPI) was founded in 2017 as an independent research organization in  Fudan University. The HuPI leads the International Human Phenome Project (Phase 1) with support from the first Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Special Funds for Major Projects, serves the significant demands of launching large international science projects by China and building a major world center for science and innovation in Shanghai, and is one of the key pillars of “One Plan and Two Centers” top-level design by the Zhangjiang-Fudan International Innovation Center.

The research fields of HuPI consist of: 1) constructing the technical and standard systems for human phenome technology; 2) designing and building human phenome database, researching and developing needed system analysis methods; 3) collecting human phenome data, building human phenome maps, and applying to specific studies; 4) developing and integrating key human phenome technologies; 5) investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying human phenome.

The HuPI currently has 26 investigators: one Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, one Distinguished Professor in “Cheung Kong Scholars”, seven Distinguished Young Scholars of National Natural Science Funds,three awardees of “Thousand Talents Plan” and five awardees of “Thousand Young Talents Plan”.