Yongjin Zhou

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 11:00-12:00
Engineering yeast for methanol-based biomanufacturing

Youngjin Zhou is a Chair Professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2012. From 2012-2016, he worked as a Postdoc fellow in Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In January of 2017, he was recruited as the Principal Investigator to establish Microbial Synthetic Biology group at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS. His research areas include Synthetic microbiology, yeast genetics and metabolic engineering. He co-authored more than 90 peer reviewed papers on prestigious journal such as Cell, Nature Energy, Nature Metabolism, Nature Chemical Biology, JACS, PNAS, Nature Communications with >5500 citations and hold 15 patents. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal and Associate Editor of Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology. He was honored several awards includes “Lun Shiyi” Outstanding Young Scientists (2018), and the first prize of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (2015) etc.


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