Bioinformatics (computational biology) applies computational techniques to study biological problems. It has become one of the most exciting application fields of computer science and is central to biological research. I am currently working on several topics in bioinformatics.


P. Quinn, R. M. Bowers, X. Zhang, T. M. Wahlund, M. A. Fanelli, D. Olszova, and B. A. Read. “cDNA Microarrays as a Tool for Identification of Biomineralization Proteins in the Coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta)”, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Aug. 2006, p. 5512–5526

X. Zhang and B. Read. “On the Prediction of Biomineralization Proteins in the Absence of Sequence Homologies”, Computational System Bioinformatics Conference, Stanford, CA 2006

D. Sun and X. Zhang. “Grid-based Secure Web Service Framework for Bioinformatics”, Computational System Bioinformatics Conference, Stanford, CA 2006

T.M. Wahlund , X. Zhang, and B.A. Read. “EST Expression Profiles from Calcifying and Non-Calcifying Cultures of Emiliania huxleyi”. Journal of Micropaleontology, v. 50, p 145-155, Dec 2004

A. K. Dhar, K. S. Licon, R. Robles-Sikisaka, X. Zhang, R. A. Bullis and B. Read. " Differential Gene Expression Profiling in Healthy and White Spot Syndrome (WSSV) Virus- Infected Shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris) by EST Analysis Isolated by Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (abstract)", Plant and Animal Genomics 2006

M. Ebert, A. Hadaegh, X. Zhang, and B. Read. “Predicting the Gene Prediction in the Eukaryote Emiliana huxleyi”. International Conference of Computer Science and its Applications (ICCSA-2003)