Assistant Professor Department of Biology
Dr Ancheng Huang obtained his Ph.D. degree in natural product chemistry at The University of Adelaide in Australia in December 2014, receiving the 'Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence'. After a short post-doc stay with Professor Zhi-hong Jiang (PVC) at the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine in Macau University of Science and Technology, Dr Huang moved to the John Innes Centre in UK working on natural product biosynthesis under the supervision of Professor Anne Osbourn (FRS) in 2015 with the support of a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. He returned to China and joined the Department of Biology in SUSTech as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Dr Huang’s research is centered on the interface of plant chemistry and biology, with a particular focus on natural product biosynthesis. His team employs multi-disciplinary approaches ranging from chemistry and genetics to bioinformatics to address fundamental questions concerning how and why natural products are made in nature and mechanisms underpinning enzyme catalysis. We translate the knowledge we learned from natural product biosynthesis into developing production platforms for high-value natural products using synthetic biology.
◆ Plant specialized metabolism
◆ Natural product biosynthesis-pathway discovery and elucidation
◆ Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
◆ Mechanisms concerning enzyme-mediated catalysis and protein engineering
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