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November 17,2015
A Visit of Professor Yihua Chen from Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, on Request from Jiangsu University to Brief the Audience about His Research Work
On November 13th£¬Professor Yihua Chen from Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences visited Jiangsu University to brief the teachers and students about his research work entitled "Biosynthesis Mechanism Research of the D-gulonic amine in Streptothricin". The program was held at the third floor meeting room of the conference center of Jiangsu University and was chaired by Professor Haifeng Shi.
Professor Chen started the presentation with his educational background and shared his research achievements at each stage.Coming towards his current research work, he used Natural Product Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Methods on the unit of D-gulonic amine in Streptothricin to analyze biosynthesis pathway of D-gulonic amine and revealed the function of four related genes. He also identified several active enzymes during this research. In the end, teachers and students asked some valuable questions to make clear their ideas about the discussed research work and Prof.Chen responded every one so clearly with proper details.
In 2005, Yihua Chen got the doctorate Degree from Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2006, he won C. tan JiuYuan scholarship fund of life science. From 2006 to 2011, he continues his research work in School of Pharmacy, university of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011, he came back to the Institute of Microbiology and started his Independen research work. In 2012, he was elected for "One-hundred talent program" of Chinese Academy of sciences. In 2015, he won "outstanding youth" award of national natural science foundation.Mainly he was engaged in Biosynthesis mechanism research of the microbial secondary metabolites and discovered small molecular drugs with new structure by Synthetic Biology, Genome Mining ,etc. Professor Chen has published more than 20 papers in important periodicals, such as PNAS”¢Angew Chem Int Ed”¢JBC etc.
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