Assistant Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering
Dr. Fan is the principle investigator of the Lab of Microbial Informatics (LOMI) in the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. His research interests include microbial ecology and evolution, microbial symbiosis, microbiome and virus interaction, computational biology, etc. As the first or corresponding author, he published papers in world-class journals including Nature Ecology & Evolution, PNAS, ISME J, and EST. He was awarded the Young Scientist Prize of the European Society of Microbiology (FEMS), and the ‘Year Best Research’ Prize in marine environmental science in New South Wales, Australia.
NOTICE: International applicants of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers skilled in bioinformatics, microbiology, ecological and evolutionary modelling are very welcomed by the lab! You will be provided with globally competitive scholarships/salary and work in a beautiful modern campus with world-leading infrastructures. Please contact Dr Fan (email@example.com) with your detailed CV enclosed.
2008 – 2012, University of New South Wales, Microbiology and Immunology, PhD
2006 – 2008, Zhejiang University, Biophysics, MSci
2002 – 2006, Zhejiang University, Applied Bioscience, BSci
2021 – Present, Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science & Technology
2017 – 2021, Research Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science & Technology
2015 – 2017, Senior Product Manager, iCarbonX Shenzhen
2014 – 2015, Senior Research Fellow, BGI-Research Shenzhen
2012 – 2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
1、The Tony Roach Prize in Marine Environmental Science (State Best Research of the Year). Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Sydney, Australia. Jul 2014
2、FEMS Congress Grants for Young Scientists.The 4th Congress of European Microbiologists, Geneva, Switzerland. Jun 2011
1、Review editor, Frontiers in Microbiology
2、2017 –2018, Adjunct Fellow, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China
3、2015 – 2016, Adjunct Fellow, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
4、2012 – 2015, Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
5、2010 – 2011, Research Visitor, Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Townsville, Australia
Microbial Ecology and Evolution.
Current projects include
(1) Interactions in microbial-viral community, coevolutionary models, ecological functions;
(2) Genetic information flows in microbial symbiotic communities, roles in shaping host genomic evolution;
(3) Tracing human viruses in environments, models to predict community infection dynamics;
(4) The origins of microbial gene families and the corresponding geological records.