Yongjin Zhou   Professor and Principle Investigator(CV

Yongjin Zhou, Ph.D., Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS in 2012, M.E. in Biochemical Engineering at Tianjin University in 2008 and a B.E in Food Science and Technology at Jiangnan University in 2006. From 2012-2016, he worked as a Postdoc fellow at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In January of 2017, he was recruited as the Principle Investigator to establish Synthetic Biology for Biocatalysis Laboratory at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS. His research areas include: Synthetic microbiology for cell factory construction, yeast genetics and metabolic engineering. He co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed papers on prestigious journal such as Cell、Nature Energy、Nature Chemical Biology,Nature Communications、JACS、PNAS with >1800 citations and hold 3 patents. He was honored several awards includes Young scholar award of International Conference on Metabolic Sciences (2016), The first prize of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (2015),‘Lun Shiyi’Distinguished Young Scientists (2018), The Best Potential Youth Scholar (2019) and Excellent Young Scholars from NSFC (2019).

Featured Publications

1. Chen R. B., Yang S., Zhang L., Zhou Y. J.*, Advanced strategies for production of natural products in yeast, iScience, 2020, 23, 100879.

2. Yang S., Cao X., Yu W., Li S., Zhou Y. J.*, Efficient targeted mutation of genomic essential genes in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Appl. Microbial. Biotechnol., 2020, 104, 3037-3047.

3. Duan X. P., Ma X. J., Li S. Y., Zhou Y. J.*, Free fatty acids promote transformation efficiency of yeast, FEMS Yeast Res., 2019, 19, foz069.

4. Zhou Y. J.*, Expanding the terpenoid kingdom, Nat. Chem. Biol., 2018, 14, 1069-1070.

5. Yu T.#, Zhou Y. J.#, Huang M. T., Liu Q. L., Pereira R., David F., Nielsen J.*, Reprogramming yeast metabolism from alcoholic ermentation to lipogenesis, Cell, 2018, 174(6), 1549-1558.

6. Zhou Y. J., Kerkhoven E., Nielsen J.*, Barriers and opportunities in bio-based production of hydrocarbons, Nat. Energy, 2018, 3, 925-935.

7. Zhou Y. J.*, Hu Y., Zhu Z., Siewers V., Nielsen J.*, Engineering 1-alkene biosynthesis and secretion by dynamic regulation in yeast, ACS Syn. Biol., 2018, 7(2), 584-590.

8. Gong Z., Nielsen J.*, Zhou Y. J.*, Engineering robustness of microbial cell factories, Biotechnol. J., 2017, 12(10), 1700014.

9. Zhou Y. J.*, Buijs N. A., Zhu Z., Gómez D. O., Boonsombuti A., Siewers V., Nielsen J.*, Harnessing yeast peroxisomes for biosynthesis of fatty acid-derived biofuels and chemicals with relieved side-pathway competition, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138(47), 15368-15377.

10. Zhou Y. J., Buijs N. A., Zhu Z., Qin J., Siewers V., Nielsen J.*, Production of fatty acid-derived oleochemicals and biofuels by synthetic yeast cell factories, Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 11709.