Han Group
Computational Biology and Biophysics Group

Wei Han

 

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 Wei Han (韩伟), Principal Investigator, Associate Professor

Tel: (+86)-0755-2603-2949

Email: hanw@pkusz.edu.cn

Education

1998-2002   B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

2003-2008   Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Experience

2008-2011    Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2011-2015    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2015-present  Principal Investigator, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

Honors & Awards

2009  Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Finalist), Hong Kong Society of Science

2007  Best Poster Award, 3rd Asian-Pacific Conference of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

2006  Best Speech, 12th Symposium of Hong Kong Chemistry Postgraduate Research

2000  Wusi Scholarship for Top-tier Academic Performance, Peking University

1999  GuangHua Scholarship for Top-tier Academic Performance, Peking University

1998  Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, Peking University

 

Research Interests

Dr. Han’s research interest lies at the interface between chemistry, biology, and computational science. He is particularly interested in elucidating the atomic-level mechanisms of protein structure changes arising in several processes essential for cellular functions, such as protein-protein interactions and protein aggregation.  He develops and applies cutting-edge computational simulation methods to elucidate the dynamical changes of proteins during these processes. His goal is to provide, through the computer simulations, deeper insights into the molecular basis of protein function and malfunction, assisting experimentalists in creating novel approaches to modulate protein conformational dynamics for biomedical applications.