Prof. Jingyuan Fu
University Medical Centre Groningen
Dr. Jingyuan Fu is an associate professor of Bioinformatics in the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands. She studied Biochemistry (BSc) in China and then developed her scientific career in the fields of systems genetics and integrative genomics. In the Netherlands she gained an MSc in bioinformatics (with distinction) from Wageningen University in 2003 and a PhD cum laude from University of Groningen in 2007. In 2008, Fu joined the University Medical Centre Groningen as a post-doctoral researcher; she was appointed an associate professor in 2015. She has been awarded various funds for her research, including a VENI grant in 2009 and a VIDI in 2014 from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).
Fu’s research involves multi-dimensional “omics” integrative analysis towards a better understanding of the development of complex diseases, including their genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. In recent years, her research has expanded to performing population-based gut microbiome analyses. These aim to unravel the host-microbe interactions in the human immune and metabolism systems and the microbiome’s role in the development of metabolic disorders.