Topic:Boling Lecture-Chemical synthesis and application of yeast chromosome
Speaker:Academician Yingjin Yuan
Time:7:00 pm, Dec. 24, 2021, Friday
Venue:The Academic Hall at the Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry
Yingjin Yuan is a professor affiliated with the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2021. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees from Tianjin University. He was the senior visiting fellow of MIT. He was awarded the “National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars” in 2004. Prof. Yuan was the academic leader of the Innovation Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the chief scientist of National Basic Research Program (973 Program), the Ministry of Science and Technology, China. He is the director of Frontier Science Center for Synthetic Biology, Ministry of Education, the editor-in-chief of Synthetic Biology, and the IChemE Fellow.
Prof. Yuan’s main research interest is in synthetic biology, including genome design and synthesis, microbial cell factories, and DNA information storage. The achievement was selected into the China's top 10 scientific advances in 2017. Prof. Yuan was awarded Natural Science Award of Tianjin (Special Prize), Basic Research Award of Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (First Prize), and Hou Debang Chemical Science and Technology Achievement Award.