Prof. Yongjin Zhou received his Ph.D. at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) in 2012. From 2012-2016, he worked as a Postdoc fellow in Sysbio Lab in Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In January of 2017, he was recruited as the Principle Investigator to establish Synthetic Biology for Biocatalysis group at DICP, CAS. His research areas include: Synthetic microbiology, yeast genetics and metabolic engineering.
CV-Yongjin Zhou
1. iScience, 2020, 23, 100879.
2. Cell, 2018, 174, 1549-1558.
3. Nat. Energy, 2018, 3, 925-935.
4. Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 11709.
5. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15368-15377.

Synthetic Biology for Biocatalysis Laboratory (Zhou lab) focus on engineering microbial (yeast) cell factories for production of chemicals, biofuels and bioactive molecules by developing synthetic biology tools and metabolic engineering principles. We currently are engineering methylotrophic yeasts for production of bulk chemicals and high quality biofuels from methanol, and harnessing budding yeast S. cerevisiae for natural product biosynthesis from sugars. Our lab is consisted by more than 20 members and equipped with more than 10 highly used facilities. We currently are supported by more than 10 grants. Our research interests include:

1) Methanol biotransformation;

2) Development of synthetic biology tools;

3) Microbial synthesis of natural products.

Instruments and equipments
Gas Chromatograph
GC-Mass Spectrometer
Flow Cell Sorter
Molecular Interaction Anlyzer
High Performance Microwave Digestion ...
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph...
High-Throughput Clone Picking System
High Throughput Cell Culture and Acti...
Multimode Reader
Freeze Drier
Parallel Bioreactor Systems
50L-500L Fermentation System
Vacuum Centrifugal Concentra...
Plasma Mutagenesis System