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Yan GU

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POSITION Associate Professor


1998-2003 B.S. West China Medical Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Forensic Medicine

2003-2009 Ph.D. West China Medical Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China



Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Xiangya medical school of Central South University (Since July 2009 to October 2011, Changsha, China)

Lecturer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, West China School of Basic Science and Forensic Medicine, Sichuan University (Since October 2011 to October 2015, Chengdu, China)

Visiting scholar, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Yale University, United States of America. (Since September 2014 to September 2015, Chengdu, China)

Associate professor,Department of Forensic Psychiatry, West China School of Basic Science and Forensic Medicine, Sichuan University (Since October 2015, Chengdu, China)


Forensic psychiatry (In the area of forensic psychiatry, main research interests lie in violence risk assessment in psychiatric patients, as well as biological and genetics researches on aggressive behavior in schizophrenic patients)


2009 – Present

· Focus on violence risk assessment in psychiatric patients, especially schizophrenic patients.

· Participating in forensic psychiatry practice, such as assessment of criminal responsibility, the patients’ ability to stand trial, and other clinical services for mentally disordered offenders.

· Designing and developing the project (No.81001353) supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Selecting several SNPs and CNVs located in thegenes for schizophrenia by the case-control association studies.

· Cooperating with Dr. Jifeng Cai toscreen mental health status of Chinese prison inmates.

2003 – 2009

MyPh.D. thesis researchis about to studyrisk factors for violence in Chinese schizophrenic patients,which can be used to assess and violent behavior of schizophrenic patients in both clinical and forensic services.

I alsoparticipate in the investigation of candidate genes for schizophrenia by performing molecular biological experiments. Finally, we uncovered the association between violence and some tagSNPs in Chinese schizophrenic patients.


· Yan Gu,Xuhu Mao, LagabaiyilaZha, Yiping Hou, Libing Yun, Development of a candidate method for forensic microbial genotyping using multiplex pyrosequencing combined with a universal biotinylated primer, Forensic Sci Int, 2015, 246: e1–e6. 2

· Yun Libing ,Gu Yan ,HaseenaRajeevan, Kenneth K. Kidd. Application of six IrisPlex SNPs and comparison of two eye color prediction systems in diverse Eurasia populations. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 2014, 128(3):447-453. 13

· Yan Gu, Jay P. Singh, Libing Yun and Zeqing Hu. A Review of Violence Risk Assessment for Mentally Disordered Patients in Mainland of China, Crim Justice Behav, 2014, 41(12), 1398-1405.

· Gu Yan, Yun Libing, Zhang Lushun, Yang Fan, Hou Yiping, The potential forensic utility of two single nucleotide polymorphisms in predicting biogeographical ancestry.Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 2011,3 (1), e105-e106, 9

· Gu Yan, Yun Libing, Tian Yuanyuan, Hu Zeqing. Association between COMT gene and Chinese schizophrenic patients with violent behavior. Medical Science Monitor, 2009, 15(9), CR484-CR489.

· Gu Yan, Hu Zeqing. More attention should be paid to schizophrenic patients with risk of violent offences. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 2009, 63(4):592-593.