Shuhua Xu

Shuhua Xu

Professor of Human Population Genetics, Fudan University

Dr. Shuhua Xu is professor of human population genetics and Distinguished Professor of Fudan
University. He received his PhD at Fudan University, China. From 2012 to 2018, he held the
position of Max-Planck Independent Research Group Leader at PICB. Since 2013, he was
appointed as Distinguished Adjunct Professor at ShanghaiTech University. Since 2015, he was
appointed as Distinguished Professors of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the Award holder
of The Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowships (UK), Distinguished Young Scholars of
National Science Fund (China), and Prize of Natural Science Award (China). His scientific
research has focused on population genomics research of human admixture history and biological
adaptation to local environment. The ultimate goal of his research is to understand microevolution
mechanisms in human, while genetic admixture was taken as a cut-in point to pursue this ambition.
The Population Genomics Group led by Dr. Xu is using computational approaches and developing
new methods to dissect genetic architecture of human populations, quantitatively characterize their
admixture features, and reveal their migration history and adaptive divergence.

Dr. Xu has authored many scientific papers published in Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS, Nature Genetics,
Nature Communications, Genome Biology, The American Journal of Human Genetics, Nucleic
Acids Research, Genome Research, Molecular Biology and Evolution, the PLoS and the BMC
series. Dr. Xu serves as Editorial Board member of several international peer-reviewed journals
such as JGG, Hereditas, Human Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics (co-Editor-in-
Chief), Frontier in Genetics, Scientific Reports, BMC Genetics (Section Editor), BMC Genomic
Data (Senior Editor).