From left to right: Professor Jian-Min Chen,
Professor David N. Cooper and Min Fan
Visting the Xi’an office of OAE Publishing Inc.
Executive Director of OAE Publishing Inc. Min Fan, delivering a speech
Biographies of Prof. David N. Cooper and Prof. Jian-Min Chen.
David N. Cooper is Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Cardiff University. His research interests are largely focused upon elucidating the mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease, but also include the study of the genotype–phenotype relationship in various inherited disorders, as well as human evolutionary and population genetics.
He has published more than 500 papers in the field of human molecular genetics and has authored or edited a number of books including Human Gene Mutation (1993), Human Gene Evolution (1999), Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome (2003), Molecular Genetics of Lung Cancer (2005), Handbook of Human Molecular Evolution (2008) and Copy Number Variation and Disease (2009).
He curates the Human Gene Mutation Database (http://www.hgmd.org), a comprehensive database of mutations causing human inherited disease, which is marketed internationally through a commercial partner, Qiagen. Professor Cooper is European Editor of Human Genetics and Editor of the Genetics & Disease section of Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. He is also a member of several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Medical Genetics and Human Mutation as well as Human Genomics.
Jian-Min Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi’an, China). He received his MD from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences (Beijing, China) and a PhD from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France). He worked as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Immunology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (1996-1998) before he joined the INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) team led by Prof. Claude Férec in Brest, France. He has been Director of Research in Brest since 2008. His previous editorial experience includes serving as a Reviews Editor of Human Genetics (2007-2009), a Communicating Editor of Human Mutation (since 2016) and an Editorial Board member of several international genetics and genomics journals. His major research interests include the mutational/pathological mechanisms underlying naturally occurring human variants in general and the genetic etiology of chronic pancreatitis in particular.