Mission of The Gordon Life Science Institute

The Gordon Life Science Institute is a newly emerging academic organization in the Age of Information and Internet.

Founded by Kuo-Chen Chou, right after he was retired from Pfizer in 2003. Its mission is to develop and apply new mathematical tools and physical concepts for understanding biological phenomena.

The name of Institute reflects an interesting historical story. After the Cultural Revolution and China starting to open her door, the founder was invited by Professor Professor Sture Forsen, the then Chairman of Nobel Prize Committee, to work in Chemical Center of Lund University as a Visiting Professor. To make Swedish people easier to pronounce his name, he used Gordon as his name in Sweden. About a quarter of century later, the same name was used for the Institute, meaning that open and freedom can stimulate a lot of great creativities.

The Institute has no physical boundaries. Its members do not have to work in the same building or campus. Distributed over different countries of the world, they shall freely collaborate, exchange ideas, and share information and findings via a variety of modern communication methods. This versatile system allows the members to focus completely on science without having to cope with troubles in obtaining visas and in paying for relocation expenses, among many others.

The Gordon Life Science Institute is a non-profit organization. It is a gift to science and human beings. Its founding principle is the pursuit of excellence in science: any one who has proved his/her creativity in science can become a member regardless of his/her age, occupation, and nationality. Accordingly, the Institute has provided the idea society or organization for those scientists who are really dedicated themselves to science and loving science more than anything else. In the friendly door-opened Institute, these scientists can maximize their time and energy to engage in their scientific creativity.

Members of the Institute believe science would be more truthful and wonderful if scientists do not have to spend a lot of time on funding application. We also note that great scientific findings and creations in history were often made by those who were least supported or funded but driven by interesting imagination and curiosity.

Listed below are just some represented works generated by the Gordon Life Science Institute

(1) Distorted key theory for peptide drugs and its application PMID:15691506.

(2) Predicting various attributes in multi-label systems PMID:18274516; doi:110.4236/ns.2010.210136; doi:110.1093/bioinformatics/btw644; doi:10.18632/oncotarget.17028.

(3) Introducing the concept of pseudo amino acid composition (PseAAC) for proteome analysis. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bth466; doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.12.024.

(4) Extending PseAAC to PseKNC (pseudo K-tuple nucleotide composition) doi:10.1016/j.ab.2014.04.001 for genome analysis doi:10.1093/nar/gks1450; doi:10.1093/nar/gku1019; doi:10.1039/c5mb00155b.

(5) Developing many publicly accessible web-servers doi:10.4236/ns.2009.12011< and bioinformatics tools doi:10.18632/oncotarget.14524; doi:10.1093/nar/gkv458; doi:10.4236/ns.2017.94007 that have led medicinal chemistry undergoing an unprecedented revolution doi:10.2174/1573406411666141229162834; doi:10.2174/1568026617666170414145508.

The current liaison site of Gordon Life Science Institute is in Boston of Massachusetts, USA; gls@gordonlifescience.org.

Last Update: August 2014 ©2003 Gordon Life Science Institute