Yanjie Wei received his B.S. degree in applied physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, in 2004 and received his Ph.D. degree in computational biophysics from Michigan Technological University, USA, in 2007. Then he joined the CASL lab at Princeton University in March 2008 as a research associate. Since Aug. 2011, he has been working as a professor at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include protein folding, protein structure prediction, gene assembly and gene classification.