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Haipeng Gong Ph.D.

Associate Professor


1993-1997Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University B.S.

1997-2000Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University M.S.

2000-2006Department of Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.

2006-2007Department of Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University Postdoc.

2007-2009Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago Postdoc.

2009-2014School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

2015-PresentSchool of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University Tenured Associate Professor

Main Reaearch Fields

1. Studying the dynamics and interaction mechanism of macromolecules by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation.

2. Predicting the tertiary structures of proteins from their primary sequences and analyzing their folding mechanism.

Selected Publications

1. Yao Li, Tong Wang*, Juanrong Zhang, Bin Shao, Haipeng Gong*, Yusong Wang, Xinheng He, Siyuan Liu and Tie-Yan Liu.(2021)Exploring the Regulatory Function of the N-terminal Domain of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Through Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Advanced Theory and Simulations, 4: 2100152.
2. Wenze Ding and Haipeng Gong*.(2020)Predicting the real-valued inter-residue distances for proteins, Advanced Science, 7: 2001314.
3. Juanrong Zhang and Haipeng Gong*.(2020)Frontier Expansion Sampling: A Method to Accelerate Conformational Search by Identifying Novel Seed Structures for Restart, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 16(8): 4813-4821.
4. Wenzhi Mao, Wenze Ding, Yaoguang Xing, Haipeng Gong*.(2020)AmoebaContact and GDFold as a pipeline for rapid de novo protein structure prediction. Nature Machine Intelligence, 2: 25-33.
5. Tong Wang, Yanhua Qiao, Wenze Ding, Wenzhi Mao, Yaoqi Zhou*, Haipeng Gong*.(2019)Improved fragment sampling for ab initio protein structure prediction using deep neural networks. Nature Machine Intelligence, 1: 347-355.
6. Wenze Ding, Wenzhi Mao, Di Shao, Wenxuan Zhang, Haipeng Gong*.(2018)DeepConPred2: an improved method for the prediction of protein residue contacts. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 16: 503-510.
7. Juanrong Zhang, Wenzhi Mao, Yanhui Ren, Rui-Ning Sun, Nieng Yan*, Haipeng Gong*.(2018)Simulating the ion permeation and ion selection for a eukaryotic voltage-gated sodium channel NavPaS. Protein & Cell, 9(6): 580-585.
8. Meng Ke, Yafei Yuan, Xin Jiang, Nieng Yan*, Haipeng Gong*.(2017)Molecular determinants for the thermodynamic and functional divergence of uniporter GLUT1 and proton symporter XylE. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(6): e1005603.