Population Genomics Group (PGG) (since 2010)

Max Planck Independent Research Group on Population Genomics (since 2012)


I am Professor of Human Population Genetics at the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), Shanghai.



I am currently holding the position of Max-Planck Independent Research Group Leader (http://www.picb.ac.cn/PGG) and a Distinguished Adjunct Professorship at ShanghaiTec University (http://slst.shanghaitech.edu.cn/eng/faculty.html).


My scientific research has focused on population genomics research of human admixture history and biological adaptation to the local environment. The ultimate goal of my research is to understand microevolution mechanisms in human, while genetic admixture was taken as a cut-in point to pursue this ambition. My group is using computational approaches and developing new methods to dissect genetic architecture of human populations, quantitatively characterize their admixture features, and reveal their migration history and adaptive divergence. 


I serve as Editorial Board member of several international peer-reviewed journals such as Human Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Scientific Reports, and BMC Genetics.

Primary Business Address

CAS-MPG Partner Institute of Computational Biology (PICB), SIBS, CAS.

320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China.


To contact Me:

Tel: +86-21-549-20479

Fax: +86-21-549-20451

E-mail: xushua@picb.ac.cn

Taken in Sanya, 2011.01