Guojie Zhang
Guojie Zhang (guojiezhang@zju.edu.cn)
Chair Professor, Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
Adjunct Professor in University of Copenhagen and Kunming Institute of Zoology

Research Interesting:
  • Behavioral and neural genomics
  • Phylogenomics and tree of life
  • Genome evolution and animal adaptation
About Guojie Zhang:

Professor Guojie Zhang is an expert in biodiversity genomics and ecological evolutionary genomics. He is currently a chair professor at Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology at Zhejiang University, and an adjunct professor at the University of Copenhagen and the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Xiamen University with a bachelor's degree in 2004. In 2010, he graduated from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences with a Ph.D. degree. Later, he went to the Center for Social Evolution at University of Copenhagen (top 50 in the world) as a visiting scholar. He was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen in 2012. In 2015, he became the first tenured assistant professor in Denmark. In March 2017, he was appointed as a tenured associate professor, and in September of the same year, he became the first Chinese full professor in the history of the University of Copenhagen over 500 years ago. He is also the youngest full professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Professor Guojie Zhang has made outstanding academic contributions in the frontier field of biodiversity genomics and ecological evolutionary genomics. As of July 2023, more than 250 papers have been published in international high-impact academic journals, including 19 articles in Science, 17 articles in Nature and 6 articles in Cell. Many articles were selected as cover articles, and many others were selected as key recommended articles by F1000. The total citation rate of the article has exceeded 40,000 times, with h-index 87 and I10-Index 201. The research results have been widely reported by mainstream media such as CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post and National Geographic. Professor Guojie Zhang has led a number of major international projects on the evolution of animal genomes, covering nearly 100 species with key evolutionary nodes in the evolutionary process, such as primates, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, insects and mollusks. The research focuses on speciation, extreme environmental adaptation, environment-organism interaction, and social behavior evolution. For the first time, he proposed to reconstruct the tree of life of species using whole-genome data, and solved the most difficult problem in the study of species evolution -- the origin and evolution of modern birds. Guojie Zhang has won several international awards and was selected as the cover character of the 2017 Nature Index. He has successively served as a judge for many national foundations such as the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, etc., and has served as a manuscript reviewer for many top international journals including Nature, Science, and Cell. He is also as editorial Board member of GigaScience, Human Heredity, Zoological Research and the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.


Professor Guojie Zhang's research results can be found in the Publications list, and you can also visit personal homepage of Google Schloar and ORCID. So far, he has published more than 250 research papers in internationally renowned journals and 42 were published in Nature, Science, Cell, among which 23 were published as the first or corresponding author. With more than 40,000 citations in total, he has been selected as one of the world's most cited scholars for many consecutive years since 2018.

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