Dr. Tang serves as Director of Bioinformatics at BGI-Shenzhen. He has 88 issued U.S. patents and 90 pending patents.  He has 410 patents listed in WIPO. Dr. Tang also published 25 papers in world’s top journals such as “Nature”, “Science” and “Proceedings of National Academy of Science”.  He discovered and named four important human gene families: TAFA family, IGFL family, PAQR family and R - spondin family. Currently he is managing a team of programmers, statisticians, biologists and mathematicians at BGI to work on cutting edge bioinformatics projects, such as genome assembly, mapping, base calling and imaging processing.