Dongqing Wei

Dongqing Wei, PhD, is the acting head of the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, the editor-in-Chief of the journal “Interdisciplinary Sciences - Computational Life Sciences”, and the chairman of the International Association of Scientists in the Interdisciplinary Areas (IASIA). Prof. Wei’s research is in the general area of structural bioinformatics. He is best known for his ground-breaking work on theory of complicated liquids. He, along with Prof. Gren Patey, has found that strongly interacting dipolar spheres can form a ferroelectric nematic phase. This was the first demonstration that dipolar forces alone can create an orientationally ordered liquid state. It is also the first time that the existence of a ferroelectric nematic phase has been established for a model liquid. This discovery solved a long standing problem in theoretical physics, and created a new direction in search for new liquid crystal materials (Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2043, 1992, cited about 180 times). In recent years, Prof. Wei has developed tools of molecular simulation and applied them to study biological systems with relevance to computer-aided drug design and structural biology. With more than 150 journal papers and greater than 2000 citations (Science Citation Index), he is becoming a leading figure in the area of structural bioinformatics.


Interdisciplinary Research and Applications in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Environmental Sciences
Limin Angela Liu, Dongqing Wei, Yixue Li. © 2011. 396 pages.
The advancement of high-throughput technologies that generate large scale biological data, as well as the development of related computational tools, has united global efforts...
Handbook of Research on Computational and Systems Biology: Interdisciplinary Applications
Limin Angela Liu, Dongqing Wei, Yixue Li, Huimin Lei. © 2011. 776 pages.
The biological sciences have been among the most exciting and intensely pursued fields of science for the past several decades. The advancement of high-throughput technologies...