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.
XU Jing, Associate Professor, Principal investigator
Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology
Tel: 0755-88018396 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
Total synthesis of complex, caged natural products
Small molecule medicinal chemistry
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lab members Read More
We are currently seeking excellent organic chemists who have received his/her Ph.D. in organic synthetic chemistry or related field.
The candidate who has experience in natural product total synthesis or complex molecule organic synthesis is preferred.