Wenfei Xian

Single reference genome can’t represent all information within a species. With the decline in sequencing prices and the development of long-read sequencing technologies, we can assemble more genomes within a species to construct pan genomes. Relative to the linear reference genome, genome graph is another more efficient way to storage the information. Except for the short variants (SPN /Indel), long variants (SV) also play an important role in biological process. Using long reads, SV can be accurately detected.

Research lines

  • Population genomics

Short vita

  • 2021 to present

    Doctoral Researcher / Max Planck Institute for Biology

  • 2018 to 2021

    Research assistant / Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences / China

  • 2014 to 2018

    BSc in Bioinformatics / Hunan Agricultural University, China

Selected publications

Shifeng C*, Wenfei X*, Yuan F, et al. Genomes of Subaerial Zygnematophyceae Provide Insights into Land Plant Evolution. Cell, VOLUME 179, ISSUE 5, P1057-1067. E14 (2019). (* co-first)