Licenciate in Zoology, University Helsinki, 1978. Docent in Zoology (honorary), University Helsinki, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1980.
Researcher Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1981—1986, Kemira Company, Espoo, Finland, 1987—1988, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1988—1988. Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency fellow, Ciba-Ceigy scholar National Institute Agrobiological Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tsukuba, Japan, 1989—1991. Bioinformatician rice genome program Society for Techno-Innovation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Institute, 1991—1996.
Principal investigator Genesis Research and Development Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, since 1996. Lecturer bioinformatics Auckland University of Technology, since 2004. Adjunct visiting professor Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1985.
Married Jiaxin Zou, March 3, 1993.