(1) Gene regulation networks:
Working principles of gene regulation systems; new modes of gene regulation.
(2) Design and construction of artificial gene circuits:
Gene circuits with specific functions and properties; dynamics of gene circuits and
theory of gene regulation modes.
(3) Molecular evolution:
Evolution of the protein-binding DNA motifs; methodology of combining
bioinformatics and statistical physics on universal laws.
(4) Metabolic networks:
Reconstruction of metabolic network from large scale genome and protein
interaction data; regulation strategy of biological metabolism.
(5) Effects of noise on gene regulation processes
Researchers: Zhong-can Ouyang