News

  • 06/2024: Our paper "Morphological profiling for drug discovery in the era of deep learning" has been accepted by Briefings in Bioinformatics.

  • 05/2024: Tzu-Tang Lin (MS student, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Virginia Tech) joined the lab as a PhD student. Welcome Tzu-Tang!

  • 04/2024: The UF College of Pharmacy was ranked as the No. 4 best pharmacy college in America by US News. Congratulations to UF College of Pharmacy!

  • 04/2024: Our book chapter "Analysis and Visualization of Single-Cell Sequencing Data with Scanpy and MetaCell: A Tutorial" has been accepted by Methods in Molecular Biology.

  • 04/2024: Our paper "Identifying acute illness phenotypes via deep temporal interpolation and clustering network on physiologic signatures" has been accepted by Nature Scientific Reports.

  • 03/2024: We received a UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Grant ($100K, PI: Yanjun Li) on Harnessing AI for RNA-targeted Drug Discovery. Thanks, UF Health Cancer Center!

  • 03/2024: We received a UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Grant ($100K, PI: Hendrik Luesch and Ben Shen) on Natural Product Drug Discovery via Morphological Profiling. Thanks, UF Health Cancer Center!

  • 02/2024: We received a Florida Cancer Innovation Fund Award ($750K, PI: Jessica Childs-Disney) on AI-driven Small Molecule Medicine Discovery Targeting Oncogenic RNAs. Thanks, Florida Department of Health!

  • 02/2024: We received a Florida Cancer Innovation Fund Award ($213K, PI: Yousong Ding) on Enhancing Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment through Innovative Protein Engineering. Thanks, Florida Department of Health!

  • 02/2024: Dr. Li was invited as the reviewer for KDD 2024 and ISMB 2024.

  • 01/2024: Dr. Li was invited as a chair for AI-driven Drug Discovery Session at 2024 UF Drug Discovery Symposium.

  • 01/2024: Tingyi Li (MS students, Computer Science, UF) and Hanbo Yang (MS student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UF) joined the lab as research assistants. Welcome Tingyi and Hanbo!

  • 01/2024: Our paper "Extracellular Vesicles for Developing Targeted Hearing Loss Therapy" has been accepted by Journal of Controlled Release. (Cover Art)

  • 12/2023: We received a NIH Targeted Genome Editor Delivery (TARGETED) Challenge Phase I Winner Award (PI: Mei He). Thanks, NIH!

  • 10/2023: Our paper "BatmanNet: Bi-branch Masked Graph Transformer Autoencoder for Molecular Representation" has been accepted by Briefings in Bioinformatics.

  • 10/2023: Dr. Li was invited as a panel speaker at the BioTrends Session “Acceleration of Generative AI/Machine Learning in the Life Sciences” for the BioFlorida Annual Conference.

  • 09/2023: Junge Gu and Riddhish Thakare (MS students, Computer Science, UF) join the lab as research assistant. Welcome Junge and Riddhish!

  • 09/2023: Dr. Li was invited as the reviewer for the GenBio workshop at NeurIPS 2023 and SDM 2024.

  • 08/2023: Dr. Li has officially joined the UF Health Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Cancer Center.

  • 06/2023: Shiyu Jiang (MS student, Computer Science, JHU) joins the lab as a research assistant. Welcome Shiyu!

  • 05/2023: Weihang You (MS student, Computer Science, UF) joins the lab as a research assistant. Welcome Weihang!

  • 04/2023: Dr. Li was invited as the program committee for KDD 2023 and AAAI 2024.

  • 04/2023: Dr. Li was invited to give a talk at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute Chemical Biology & 5th UF Drug Discovery Symposium.

  • 03/2023: Dr. Li officially started his position as an Assistant Professor (AI Initiative) in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. Go Gators!!!