About me

My name is Heng Li, a research scientist at the Broad Institute, working with David Reich and David Altshuler. My current interests include the analysis of new sequencing data, population genetics and phylogenetics. I am the principal developer of several projects including SAMtools, BWA, MAQ, TreeSoft and TreeFam with most of them started when I was a postdoctoral fellow of Richard Durbin at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. I was also involved in several projects when I was in BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Science) between 2002 and 2006. These projects include rice finishing, silkworm sequencing, chicken variation study, heterozygote detection for capillary reads, gene finding and CAT alignment software.

At the time I am writing this page my wife, my little daughter and I are living in Boston, United States. Our motherland is China, forever.

Selected Publications