Xiaoxin Zhai    PhD candidate

Education and Work Experience

2011-2015 Dalian University  Bachelor

2016-2019 Dalian University  Master

2019-2023 DICP CAS  Research Assistant

2023-Now DICP CAS   PhD candidate

Research Interest

Construction of yeast cell factory and bioconversion of methanol

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Featured Publications

1. Zhai X.X., Gao J.Q., Li Y.X., Grininger M., Zhou Y.J.*,  Peroxisomal metabolic coupling improves fatty alcohol production from sole methanol in yeast, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2023, 120(12), e2220816120.

2. Zhai X.X., Yao L., Zhou Y.J., Construction of microbial chassis for terpenoid discovery, Synth. Syst. Biotechnol., 2022, 7, 1181-1182.

3. Li Y.X., Zhai X.X., Yu W., Feng D., Shah A.A.,  Gao J.Q.*, Zhou Y.J.*, Production of free fatty acids from various carbon sources by Ogataea polymorpha, Bioresour. Bioprocess., 2022, 9, 78.

4. Cai P., Li Y.X., Zhai X.X., Yao L., Ma X.J., Jia L.Y., Zhou Y.J.*, Microbial synthesis of long‑chain α‑alkenes from methanol by engineering Pichia pastoris, Bioresour. Bioprocess., 2022, 9, 58.

5. Yan C.X., Yu W., Zhai X.X.,Yao L., Guo X.Y.*, Gao J.Q.*, Zhou Y.J., Characterizing and engineering promoters for metabolic engineering of Ogataea polymorpha, Synth. Syst. Biotechnol., 2022, 7, 498-505.

6. Zhai X.X., Ji L.L., Gao J.Q., Zhou Y.J.*, Characterizing methanol metabolism‑related promoters for metabolic engineering of Ogataea polymorpha, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2021, 105, 8761-8769.

7. Yu W., Gao J.Q., Zhai X.X., Zhou Y.J.*, Screening neutral sites for metabolic engineering of methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha, Synth. Syst. Biotechnol., 2021, 6, 63-68.

8. Gao J.Q., Gao N., Zhai X.X., Z hou Y.J.*, Recombination machinery engineering for precise genome editing in methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha, iScience, 2021, 24(3), 102168.