Sheng Wang

Research Scientists


​Sheng got his PhD in Bioinformatics from Institute of Theoretical Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He was then a postdoc fellow at Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago during 2010 and 2014. During 2014 and 2017, he was a research professional at Department of Human Genetics at University of Chicago. Since March 2017, he joined the SFB group as a research scientist.

Selected Publications

​1. Sheng Wang, Jianzhu Ma, and Jinbo Xu. AUCpreD: Proteome-level Protein Disorder Prediction by AUC-maximized Deep Convolutional Neural Fields. Bioinformatics, 2016.
2. Sheng Wang, Wei Li, Renyu Zhang, Shiwang Liu, and Jinbo Xu. CoinFold: a web server for protein contact prediction and contact-assisted protein folding. Nucleic Acids Research, 2016.
3. Sheng Wang, Wei Li, Shiwang Liu, and Jinbo Xu. RaptorX-Property: a web server for protein structure property prediction. Nucleic Acids Research, 2016.
4. Xuefeng Cui, Zhiwu Lu, Sheng Wang, Jim Jing-Yan Wang, and Xin Gao. CMsearch: simultaneous exploration of protein sequence  space and structure space improves not only protein homology detection but also protein structure prediction. Bioinformatics, 2016.
5. Sheng Wang, Jian Peng, Jianzhu Ma, and Jinbo Xu. Protein Secondary Structure Prediction using Deep Convolutional Neural Fields. Scientific Reports, 2016.
6. Dinanath Sulakhe, Bingqing Xie, Andrew Taylor, Mark D’Souza, Sandhya Balasubramanian, Somaye Hashemifar, Steven White, Utpal J. Dave, Gady Agam, Jinbo Xu, Sheng Wang, T. Conrad Gilliam, and Natalia Maltsev. Lynx: A Knowledge Base and an Analytical Workbench for Integrative Medicine. Nucleic Acids Research, 2016.
7. Jianzhu Ma*, Sheng Wang*, Zhiyong Wang, and Jinbo Xu. Protein contact prediction by integrating joint evolutionary coupling analysis and supervised learning. Bioinformatics, 2015.
8. Jianzhu Ma, Sheng Wang, Zhiyong Wang, and Jinbo Xu. MRFalign: protein homology detection through alignment of Markov Random Fields. PLoS Computational Biology, 2014.
9. Dinanath Sulakhe, Sandhya Balasubramanian, Bingqing Xie, Bo Feng, Andrew Taylor, Sheng Wang, Eduardo Berrocal, Utpal Dave, Jinbo Xu, Daniela Bornigen, T. Conrad Gilliam, and Natalia Maltsev. Lynx: a database and knowledge extraction engine for integrative medicine. Nucleic Acids Research, 2014.
10. Sheng Wang, Jian Peng, Jianzhu Ma, and Jinbo Xu. Protein structure alignment beyond spatial proximity. Scientific Reports, 2013.
11. Jianzhu Ma, Sheng Wang, Feng Zhao, and Jinbo Xu. Protein threading using context-specific alignment potential, Bioinformatics, 2013.
12. Morten Kollberg,     Haipeng Wang,    Sheng Wang, Jian Peng, Zhiyong Wang, HuiLu and Jinbo Xu. Tmplate-based protein structure modeling using the RaptorX web server. Nature Protocols, 2012.
13. Jianzhu Ma, Jian Peng, Sheng Wang, and Jinbo Xu. A Conditional Neural Fields model for protein threading. Bioinformatics, 2012.
14. Sheng Wang, Jian Peng, and Jinbo Xu. Alignment of distantly-related protein structures: algorithm, bound and implications to homology modeling. Bioinformatics, 2011.