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Dr Patrick Yizhi Cai

Chancellor’s Fellow

+44 (0) 131 651 3348

Daniel Rutherford Building G.24
School of Biological Sciences
University of Edinburgh
King’s Buildings
Edinburgh EH9 3BF

“Patrick" Yizhi Cai received a bachelor degree in Computer Science in China, a master degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Edinburgh in the UK, and a PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Virginia Tech in the USA. He carried out his postdoctoral fellowship under Jef Boeke in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr Cai serves as a senior scientific consultant to Beijing Genomics Institute, and is the first Autodesk Distinguished Scholar.

Since summer 2013, Dr Cai has led his own research group at the University of Edinburgh with a prestigious Chancellor's Fellowship. His lab focuses on Computer Assisted Design for Synthetic Biology, NeoChromosome design and synthesis in yeast, and DNA assembly automation.