Our research is centered on the design and construction of recombinant microbial bio-systems for the production of complex therapeutic natural products. Current efforts include the isolation and identification of different genes/modules/pathways from various resources, development of tools and methodologies for novel biosynthetic pathway design and the natural products heterologous biosynthesis in the engineered microbes. We particular focus on: 1) elucidating design principles for the production of natural or unnatural natural compounds by using synthetic biology; 2) developing more efficient and economical methods to generate biological products.

Major Research Areas

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering


Contact Info:
Yong Wang
Professor / Principal Investigator
Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology
Shanghai Institutes
for Biological Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai 200032, China

Tel/Fax: 021-54924295

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