Jun Wang

Founder and CEO of iCarbonX

Dr. Jun Wang is the CEO of iCarbonX. He founded iCarbonX in 2015, aiming to establish a health-related big Omics data platform, to develop an artificial intelligence engine to interpret and mine the data, and to enable every individual to better manage their health and defeat disease. Dr. Wang is also a Board Member of BGI (previously known as the Beijing Genomics Institute), which he co-founded in 1999. BGI is now widely recognized as one of the world’s premier research facilities committed to excellence in genome sciences. He managed three rounds of fundraising (about $1B) at BGI, and acquired a US public company: Complete Genomics. Dr. Wang also holds a position as an Ole Rømer Professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Dr. Wang has authored 400+ peer-reviewed original papers – of which 100+ are published in Cell, Nature (including the Nature series), N Engl J Med., and Science (26 as the cover story). He has been recognized with an award from His Royal Highness Prince Foundation, Nature’s 10 – the year in Science (2012); “Highly Cited Researchers (2013/2014/2015)” “The Hottest Scientific Researchers” (by Thomson Reuters), “Rebels, leaders, innovators for the next 25 years” (by CNBC), “Fortune’s 40 under 40” from Fortune Magazine (2013), Lundbeck Talent Price, Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Outstanding Technical Talent, ZhouGuangZhao Award, TanJiaZeng Life Science Innovation Award, Top 10 Scientific Achievements In China, Major Award from Shenzhen Municipal Government, and Prize for Important Innovation and Contribution from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

His research focuses on genomics and related bioinformatics analysis of complex diseases and agricultural crops, with the goal of developing applications using the genomic information.