2008.6 – present Professor, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2005 – 2008 Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2000 – 2005 Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Peking University, China

1996 – 2000 Bachelor in Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Prof. Wang Jing is dedicated to Bioinformatics research with a special interest in genetic study of complex diseases, especially on psychiatric disorders and autoimmune diseases, by developing and applying bioinformatic methods. Till now, Prof. Wang has published more than 50 papers in leading international journals, such as Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, Biological Psychiatry and Nucleic Acids Research, with a total IF of about 400. These publications have been cited as high as 8000 times altogether. Prof. Wang has been taking on many research projects, including projects from Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People´s Republic of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), European Union (EU) Sixth Framework Program and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).


Research Interest

  • Develop bioinformatic tools and methods for in-depth data mining
  • Genetic study of complex diseases (mainly focusing on psychiatric disorders and autoimmune diseases)

    Community service:

    Committee,  International Exchange Committee, the Genetics Society of China

    Editorial Board member, Advances in Psychological Science



    Phone: 86-10-64855841

    Fax: 86-10-64855841


    Selected Publications# Corresponding author

    1. Yang, L., Chang, S., Lu, Q., Zhang, Y., Wu, Z., Sun, X., Cao, Q., Qian, Y., Jia, T., Xu, B., Duan, Q., Li, Y., Zhang, K., Gunter, S., Lu, L., Liu, D., # Wang, J.,# and Wang, Y.# (2017) A new locus regulating MICALL2 expression was identified for association with executive inhibition in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Molecular psychiatry (in press)

    2. Wang, J., Qu, S., Wang, W., Guo, L., Zhang, K., Chang, S., & Wang, J.# (2016). A combined analysis of genome-wide expression profiling of bipolar disorder in human prefrontal cortex. J Psychiatr Res, 82, 23-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.07.016

    3. Fang, K., Zhang, K., & Wang, J.# (2015). Network-assisted analysis of primary Sjogren's syndrome GWAS data in Han Chinese. Sci Rep, 5, 18855. doi: 10.1038/srep18855

    4. Guo, L., Du, Y., Qu, S., & Wang, J.# (2015). rVarBase: an updated database for regulatory features of human variants. Nucleic Acids Res. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1107

    5. Chang, S., Fang, K., Zhang, K., & Wang, J.# (2015). Network-Based Analysis of Schizophrenia Genome-Wide Association Data to Detect the Joint Functional Association Signals. PLoS One, 10(7), e0133404. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133404

    6. Guo, L. Y., Du, Y., & Wang, J.# (2015). Network analysis reveals a stress-affected common gene module among seven stress-related diseases/systems which provides potential targets for mechanism research. Scientific Reports, 5. doi: Artn 12939 10.1038/Srep12939

    7. Ott, J., Wang, J., & Leal, S. M. (2015). Genetic linkage analysis in the age of whole-genome sequencing. Nat Rev Genet. doi: 10.1038/nrg3908

    8. Zhang, K.L.*, Chang, S.H.*, Guo, L.Y., Wang, J.# (2014) I-GSEA4GWAS v2: a web server for functional analysis of SNPs in trait-associated pathways identified from genome-wide association study. Protein & Cell. DOI 10.1007/s13238-014-0114-4

    9. Guo, L.Y., Du, Y.,Chang, S.H., Zhang, W.N., Wang, J.#(2014). Applying differentially expressed genes from rodent models of chronic stress to researches of stress-related disease: an online database. Psychosomatic Medicine.

    10. Guo, L., Du, Y., Chang, S., Zhang, K., & Wang, J.# (2014). rSNPBase: a database for curated regulatory SNPs. Nucleic Acids Res, 42 (D1): D1033-D1039. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1167

    11. Li, Y. Z., Zhang, K. L., Chen, H., Sun, F., Xu, J. J., …Wang, J.# & Zhang, F., C. (2013). A genome-wide association study in Han Chinese identifies a susceptibility locus for primary Sj?gren’s syndrome at 7q11.23. Nature Genetics doi:10.1038/ng.2779

    12. Chang, S. H., Gao, L., Li, Z., Zhang, W. N., Du, Y., & Wang, J.# (2013). BDgene: A Genetic Database for Bipolar Disorder and Its Overlap With Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder. Biol Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.04.016