Deputy Director of Kunming Institute of Zoology, Head of CAS-Max Planck Junior Research Group, Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan, China
Wen Wang is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His major interests lie in two aspects: the origin of new genes and mechanisms of domestication. His lab uses both large-scale bioinformatic analysis and subtle experiments such as gene knock-out, to study genome-wide patterns and functional contributions of species-specific new genes or artificial-selected genes. The investigated species include human, mouse, fruit flies, silkworms and rice.
What prompted you to submit a manuscript to one of BioMed Central's open access journals?
We choose Genome Biology because of its fast-growing impact in the field of genome analysis. Its usual requirements for experimental validation of genomic screenings are also considered, in my opinion, as one of golden standards of high-quality research work. And last, its open-access policies and fast review process attract me a lot.
What was your assessment of the electronic submission and peer review process?
They can greatly accelerate sharing high-quality research results with scientists all over the world.
What do you think you gained from publishing in an open access journal?
More people, especially those are interested in molecular evolution but from a different research field, are able to read my research results. This should finally provide me with more different opinions and new ideas in future.