Jia Meng

Professor, Head,Department of Biological Sciences

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Jia Meng received his PhD in Electrical Engineering (Bioinformatics) from University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011. Before joining Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in 2013, he was a Staff Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Broad Institute, managing the Bioinformatics Core Facility at Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Jia Meng is now a Professor and Department Head at Department of Biological Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University with an honorary appointment from University of Liverpool. Jia Meng has previously worked on a wide variety of computational biology projects that aim at a system level understanding of gene regulation. His works typically integrate multiple high-throughput data types and various knowledge databases with advanced multivariate techniques involving deep learning and statistical models. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and is now focusing primarily on bioinformatics of RNA modifications and epitranscriptome. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

孟佳在美国德克萨斯大学圣安东尼奥分校获得电子工程学博士学位(生物信息学方向),后加入美国麻省理工学院和伯德研究所从事生物信息学研究工作。 孟佳于2013年加入西交利物浦大学生物科学系,历任讲师、副教授、高级副教授、教授,建立了生物信息学本科专业,现任生物科学系主任,生物信息研究中心(苏州独墅湖高教区重点科研平台)主任,英国利物浦大学的兼职博导。孟佳长期从事生物信息数据特别是高通量数据的分析和研究工作,专注于利用数学和统计方法系统性的理解基因调控过程,开发新的数据分析工具。已发表论文专著等100余篇,主研包括国家自然基金在内的各类科研基金项目十余个,先后入选江苏省双创计划, 江苏省六大人才高峰和苏州市优秀教育工作者等高层次人才培养计划及荣誉。孟佳目前主要专注于RNA修饰和表观转录组的生物信息学研究。

Research interests

Bioinformatics for RNA modifications and Epitranscriptomics

Machine learning Deep learning for Biomedicine

RNA modification in mRNA vaccine and RNA therapeutics

Single-cell transcriptomics and epitranscriptomics modeling and analysis

Next Generation Sequencing: Illumina and Nanopore sequencing

Bioinformatics Databases and Web Tools

Systems Biology


Lecturer (2013-2015), Associate Professor (2015-2017), Senior Associate Professor (2017-2022) and Professor (2022-Present), Department of Biological Sciences, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2013 to Present

PhD Supervisor, Institute of Integrative Biology, Faculty of Health Life Sciences, University of Liverpool - 2013 to Present

Associate Scientist, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard - 2012 to 2014

Bioinformatician and Supervisor of the Bioinformatics Core Facility, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2012 to 2013

Postdoc, University of Texas at Antonio - 2011 to 2012


High-Throughput Approaches and Systems Biology– BIO316

Practical Bioinformatics – BIO206

Research Methods in Bioinformatics – BIO405

Awards and honours

2024年, Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH)



2017年入选江苏省六大人才高峰高层次人才培养计划 (XYDXX-118,新一代信息技术产业,资助类型: C)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA - 2011

M.Sc. , University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA - 2008

B.Sc. , Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China - 2006

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