Wei Yu   

Education and work Experience

2011-2015 Qilu University of Technology  Bachelor 

2015-2018 Jiangnan University  Master

2018-2019 DICP CAS  Research Assistant

2019-2022 DICP CAS  Doctor

Research Interest

Methanol transformation in Ogataea polymorpha

Tel0411-88133490  Email

Featured Publications

1. Gao J.Q.#., Yu W.#, Li Y.X., Jin M.J., Yao L., Zhou Y.J.*, Engineering co-utilization of glucose and xylose for chemical overproduction from lignocellulose, Nat. Chem. Biol., 2023, 19, 1524-1531. (Cover story) 

2. Yu W., Gao J.Q., Yao L., Zhou Y.J.*, Bioconversion of methanol to 3‐hydroxypropionate by engineering Ogataea polymorpha, Chinese J. Catal., 2023, 46, 84-90.

3. Yu W., Cao X., Gao J.Q., Zhou Y.J.*, Overproduction of 3-hydroxypropionate in a super yeast chassis, Bioresource Technol., 2022, 361, 127690.

4. Gao J.Q., Li Y.X., Yu W., Zhou Y.J.*, Rescuing yeast from cell death enables overproduction of fatty acids from sole methanol, Nat. Metab., 2022, 4, 932-943.

5. Yan C.X., Yu W., Yao L., Guo X.Y., Zhou Y.J., Gao J.Q.*, Expanding the promoter toolbox for metabolic engineering of methylotrophic yeasts,Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2022, 106(9-10), 3449-3464.

6. Chen R.B., Gao J.Q., Yu W., Chen X.H., Zhai X.X., Chen Y., Zhang L.*, Zhou Y.J.*, Engineering cofactor supply and recycling to drive phenolic acid biosynthesis in yeast, Nat. Chem. Biol., 2022, 18, 520-529.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Yu W., Xie G.F., Wu D.H., Li X.M.*, Lu J.*, A Lactobacillus brevis strain with citrulline re-uptake activity for citrulline and ethyl carbamate control during Chinese rice wine fermentation, Food Biosci., 2020, 36, 100612.

10. Yu W., Gao J.Q., Zhou Y.J. *, Application of proteomics and metabolomics in microbial metabolic engineering, Chin. J. Chrom., 2019, 37(8), 798-805.



1. Li X.M., Lu J., Yu W., Cai G.L., Lactobacillus breviscapable of efficiently utilizing citrulline and application thereof, No. ZL201710254031.3

Current position

DICP CAS (Postdoctor)