Professor College of Science, Department of Chemistry, Grubbs Institute

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 a Professor (with tenure). His research interests include natural product total synthesis and drug discovery.

Personal Profile

Xu Jing, 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 a tenured 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

2020 ― present, SUSTech, Department of Chemistry, Professor (with tenure)

2015 ― 2020, 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

2017, “Leading Talents” of Nanshan District, Shenzhen

2020, Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

Research

Total synthesis of complex caged natural products

Small molecule medicinal chemistry


Teaching

Organic Name Reactions

Natural Product Total Synthesis


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  • Natural product synthesis improves through SUSTech research

    2019-11-15
  • SUSTech Chemistry Professor synthesizes aza-adamantane natural products

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

    2019-06-28

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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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