Ying-Jin Yuan, Prof. Ph.D.
Director, Key lab of systems bioengineering (Ministry of Education)
Vice President for research, Tianjin University
Office Phone: +86-22-27403888
Laboratory Phone: +86-22-27402503
Ph.D., Tianjin University, 1991
M.S., Tianjin University, 1987
B.S., Tianjin University, 1984
Nov, 2012 to present, Vice President for research, Tianjin University
Sept, 2012 to present, Dean, Institute of Science and Technology Development of Tianjin University
Dec, 2009 to Sept, 2012, Director, Science and Technology Division of Tianjin University
Aug, 2009 to Jan, 2010, visiting professor at Chemical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007 to present, Director, Key laboratory of systems bioengineering, Ministry of Education
2003 to Oct, 2009，Dean of School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University
2000 to 2003, Vice Dean of School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University
1992 to 2000, Vice-chair of Department of Biochemical Engineering, Tianjin University
Chairman of Institute of nature products and biochemical engineering, Tianjin University
1995, Professor, biochemical engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University
1993, Associate Professor, biochemical engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University
The leader of the National Creative Group Fund from NSFC, 2016
The chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program (973), 2014
The chief scientist of the major High Tech R&D Program (863) on Synthetic Biology, 2012
International Genetic Engineering Machine (iGEM) Competition, Gold Medal, 2015
iGEM, Best Energy Project Award, 2015
iGEM, Bronze Medal, 2014
iGEM, Gold Medal, 2013
iGEM, Best Poster Award, 2013
Award for Technological Invention in Tianjin, 2nd Prize, 2012
IChemE Fellow, 2010
National Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education (1st Prize), 2009
National Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education (2nd Prize), 2009
Rice International Visiting Fellow on Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability, 2008
National Distinguished Teacher Award, 2007
National Exemplar Courses Award, 2006
National Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education (2nd Prize), 2005
Recipient of the NSFC Outstanding Scholar Funds, 2004
Tianjin Municipal Government Endowed Professor, 2003
Tianjin Municipal Government Endowed Professor of Biochemical Engineering, 2003
Distinguished Scholar Award, Tianjin Municipal Government, 2002
State Council Special Allowance Award, 2000
Outstanding Scholar Award, Ministry of Human Resources, 1999
Young Talented Scholar Award, Ministry of Education, 1997
Recipient of “Labor Day” Medal, Tianjin Municipal Government
Outstanding Teacher Award, Tianjin Municipal Government
Outstanding Teacher Award, Tianjin University
Associate Editor, Frontiers of Chemical Engineering and Science
Editorial Board, Chemical Engineering and Processing
Editorial Board, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining-Biofpr
Editorial Board, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
Member, The New York Academy of Science 2008-2010
Member, Biophysical Association
Publications (details in https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=yuan+yj%2C+tianjin)
Wu Y#,Li BZ#, Zhao M, Mitchell LA, Xie ZX, Lin QH, Wang X, Xiao WH, Wang Y, Zhou X, Liu H, Li X, Ding MZ, Liu D, Zhang L, Liu BL, Wu XL, Li FF, Dong XT, Jia B, Zhang WZ, Jiang GZ, Liu Y, Bai X, Song TQ, Chen Y, Zhou SJ, Zhu RY, Gao F, Kuang Z, Wang X, Shen M, Yang K, Stracquadanio G, Richardson SM, Lin Y, Wang L, Walker R, Luo Y, Ma PS, Yang H, Cai Y, Dai J, Bader JS, Boeke JD, Yuan YJ*. Bug mapping and fitness testing of chemically synthesized chromosome X. Science. 2017Mar 10; 355(6329).pii: eaaf4706.
Xie ZX#,Li BZ#, Mitchell LA, Wu Y, Qi X, Jin Z, Jia B, Wang X, Zeng BX, Liu HM, Wu XL, Feng Q, Zhang WZ, Liu W, Ding MZ, Li X, Zhao GR, Qiao JJ, Cheng JS, Zhao M, Kuang Z, Wang X, Martin JA, Stracquadanio G, Yang K, Bai X, Zhao J, Hu ML, Lin QH, Zhang WQ, Shen MH, Chen S, Su W, Wang EX, Guo R, Zhai F, Guo XJ, Du HX, Zhu JQ, Song TQ, Dai JJ, Li FF, Jiang GZ, Han SL, Liu SY, Yu ZC, Yang XN, Chen K, Hu C, Li DS, Jia N, Liu Y, Wang LT, Wang S, Wei XT, Fu MQ, Qu LM, Xin SY, Liu T, Tian KR, Li XN, Zhang JH, Song LX, Liu JG, Lv JF, Xu H, Tao R, Wang Y, Zhang TT, Deng YX, Wang YR, Li T, Ye GX, Xu XR, Xia ZB, Zhang W, Yang SL, Liu YL, Ding WQ, Liu ZN, Zhu JQ, Liu NZ, Walker R, Luo Y, Wang Y, Shen Y, Yang H, Cai Y, Ma PS, Zhang CT, Bader JS, Boeke JD, Yuan YJ*. “Perfect” designer chromosome V and behavior of a ring derivative. Science. 2017Mar 10; 355(6329). pii: eaaf4704.
Cao YX, Xiao WH, Zhang JL, Xie ZX, Ding MZ, Yuan YJ*. Heterologous biosynthesis and manipulation of alkanes in Escherichia coli. Metab Eng. 2016 Jun 4;38:19-28.
Liu D, Liu H, Li BZ, Qi H, Jia B, Zhou X, Du HX, Zhang W, Yuan YJ*. Multigene Pathway Engineering with Regulatory Linkers (M-PERL). ACS Synth Biol. 2016 Jul 22. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00123
Cao YX, Xiao WH, Liu D, Zhang JL, Ding MZ, Yuan YJ. Biosynthesis of odd-chain fatty alcohols in Escherichia coli. Metab Eng. 2015 May;29:113-23.
Lin Q, Jia B, Mitchell LA, Luo J, Yang K, Zeller KI, Zhang W, Xu Z, Stracquadanio G, Bader JS, Boeke JD, Yuan YJ*. RADOM, an efficient in vivo method for assembling designed DNA fragments up to 10 kb long in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ACS Synth Biol. 2015 Mar 20;4(3):213-20.
Du J, Bai W, Song H, Yuan YJ*. Combinational expression of sorbose/sorbosone dehydrogenases and cofactor pyrroloquinoline quinone increases 2-keto-L-gulonic acid production in Ketogulonigenium vulgare-Bacillus cereus consortium. Metab Eng. 2013 Sep;19:50-6.
Qi H, Li BZ, Zhang WQ, Liu D, Yuan YJ*. Modularization of genetic elements promotes synthetic metabolic engineering. Biotechnol Adv. 2015 Nov 15;33(7):1412-9.
Luo Y, Li BZ, Liu D, Zhang L, Chen Y, Jia B, Zeng BX, Zhao H, Yuan YJ*. Engineered biosynthesis of natural products in heterologous hosts. Chem Soc Rev. 2015 Aug 7;44(15):5265-90.
Song H, Ding MZ, Jia XQ, Ma Q, Yuan YJ*. Synthetic microbial consortia: from systematic analysis to construction and applications. Chem Soc Rev. 2014;43(20):6954-81.