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Yuan, Yingjin
Title: Professor/Vice President
Address: 1895BLD, Tianjin Univeristy
Office Phone: 022-27403888
Email: yjyuan@tju.edu.cn

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

Fax: +86-22-27403888 

                                 Email: yjyuan@tju.edu.cn 


Ph.D., Tianjin University, 1991

M.S., Tianjin University, 1987

B.S., Tianjin University, 1984


UProfessional Experience

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, 2009Dean 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


UProfessional Service

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

Fellow, IChemE

Member, The New York Academy of Science 2008-2010

Member, AIChE

Member, ACS

Member, AAAS 

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.