Prof. Dr. Cougar Hao Hu, a principle investigator in Guangzhou Institute of Pediatrics, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center. He got a Ph.D in 2005 from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and worked as a research assistant in National Center for Gene Research in 2006; he finished a round of postdoc training during 2007-2008 in Shanghai Institute of Computational Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked in Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany, during 2009-2015, and was promoted as a group leader since 2013. Hu’s research interests focus on the etiology of neurodevelopmental diseases, including intellectual disability and cerebral palsy, which are among the major causes for children referred to the neuropediatric departments. He has screened cohorts and identified >200 disease-related defective genes, and through network analyses and functional assays, he established a couple of critical modules involved in the early development of human brain. His publications with major authorships since 2011 include Nature (1), Molecular Psychiatry (2), American Journal of Human Genetics (2), PLoS Genetics (1), Human Mutation (1), and European Journal of Human Genetics (1). His current research grants are from National Natural Science Foundation of China (1) and Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission (1), summing up to 5 million RMB.