Edwin Wang

Dr. Edwin Wang




Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.6609


Office: HSC1185


Educational Background

B.S. Biology, Tianjin University, 1986

Doctor of Philosophy Molecular Genetics, University of British Columbia, 2002

M.S. Plant Biology, Tianjin University, 1989


Dr. Wang did his undergraduate training in Computer Science and his PhD training in Molecular Genetics (University of British Columbia, 2002). After one-year postdoc training at Flybase, a genome database of fly, he moved to NRC as a PI. In 2016, he became an AISH Chair Professor at University of Calgary. 


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Cancer
  • Model Organism
Summary of Research

We are conducting both computational and experimental systems biology toward precision medicine. The computational work includes: (1) big medical data analysis (2) machine learning and deep learning (3) predictive model construction based on genomic data of diseases including cancer. We are developing novel algorithms for modeling of molecular networks and cancer biomarker discovery, and also developing new concepts for data analysis toward interpreting data, generating, prioritizing and testing new hypotheses.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
MDSC 50781 LAB 02 B02 Spec Prob in Medical Science 2021
MDSC 75572 LEC 05 05 Directed Study 2020


  • bursary, 2017
  • scholarship, 2017
  • scholarship, 2016
  • award (honourable mention), 2010