Associate Professor College of Science

XU Jing received his BS from Nanchang University (2000), and MS from Tongji University (2004). After that, he joined the Wuxi PharmaTech (Now as Wuxi AppTec) for 1 year as a research scientist. From 2005, he moved to Germany and started his PhD study, and received his PhD (summa cum laude) from Leipzig University in 2009. He joined the University of California, San Diego from 2009 to 2013 to pursue postdoctoral research. In 2014, he began his independent career at SUSTech where he is currently an Associate Professor. In 2015, he was selected into the China National “1000 Talents Program” for Young Professionals. His research interests include natural product total synthesis and drug discovery.

Personal Profile

XU Jing, Associate Professor, Principal investigator

Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology

Tel: 0755-88018396  Email: xuj@sustech.edu.cn

 

XU Jing received his BS from Nanchang University (2000), and MS from Tongji University (2004). After that, he joined the Wuxi PharmaTech (Now as Wuxi AppTec) for 1 year as a research scientist. From 2005, he moved to Germany and started his Ph.D. study with Professor Athanassios Giannis, and received his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from Leipzig University in 2009. He joined the lab of Professor Emmanuel A. Theodorakis at University of California, San Diego from 2009 to 2013 to pursue postdoctoral research. After a short period of collaboration with Professor Carlos A. Guerrero at UC San Diego, he began his independent career at the SUSTC (aka SUSTech) where he is currently an Associate Professor. In 2015, he was selected into the China National Talent Program for Young Professionals. His research interests include natural product total synthesis and drug discovery.

 

Professional Experience

2015 ― present, SUSTech, Department of Chemistry, Associate Professor

2014 ― 2015, SUSTech, Department of Chemistry, Assistant Professor

2009 ― 2013, UC San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Postdoc fellow

2004 ― 2005, Wuxi PharmaTech, Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Scientist

Educational Background

2005 ― 2009, Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Leipzig University

2001 ― 2004, M. Sc., Tongji University

1996 ― 2000, B. Sc., Nanchang University

Honors & Awards

2014, “Peacock Program ― the Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, Shenzhen

2015, National Talent Program for Young Professionals, China

2016, “Peacock Team” ― Core member, Shenzhen Peacock Plan

2016, Leading expert of scientific disciplinary construction & supporting program, Shenzhen

2017, “ShenLong Talents” of Longgang District, Shenzhen

 

 

Research

Total synthesis of complex, caged natural products

Small molecule medicinal chemistry


Teaching

Organic Name Reactions

Natural Product Total Synthesis


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  • SUSTech Chemistry Professor synthesizes aza-adamantane natural products

    The genus Daphniphyllum comprises evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Asia-Pacific region, which have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Various Daphniphyllum alkaloids have exhibited diverse bioactivities, such as antitubulin polymerization, anticarcinogenic, anti-HIV, vasorelaxant, and cytotoxic activities. More than 330 Daphniphyllum alkaloids have been isolated from the genus Daphniphyllum to date, comprising a structurally fascinating and diverse natural product family. From a […]

    2019-08-29
  • Synthesis of natural alkaloids becomes more efficient under SUSTech research

    The Daphniphyllum alkaloids are a structurally fascinating and remarkably diverse family of natural products. General strategies for the chemical synthesis of their challenging architectures are highly desirable for efficiently accessing these intriguing alkaloids and addressing their pharmaceutical potential. Recently, Associate Professor Xu Jing from the Department of Chemistry and the Shenzhen Grubbs Institute at Southern University of […]

    2019-06-28
  • Organic chemistry research team invited to publish in Nature Reviews

    Nature Reviews – Chemistry is a top review journal for chemistry, from the Nature group of journals. Associate Professor Xu Jing from the Department of Chemistry of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was recently invited to publish an article called “Innovation in protecting-group-free natural product synthesis.” This reflects SUSTech’s continuous advances in complex […]

    2019-04-15

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We are currently seeking excellent organic chemists who have received his/her Ph.D. in organic synthetic chemistry or related field.

Salary: competitive.

The candidate who has experience in natural product total synthesis or complex molecule organic synthesis is preferred. 

 

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Contact Address

Office 507, Wisdom Valley No. 6, Southern University of Science and Technology, No. 1088, Xueyuan Rd., Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Office Phone

0755-88018396

Email

xuj@sustech.edu.cn

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