Research Assistant Professor Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Sciences

Dr. Qiang-Shuai Gu obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) and PhD in Organic Synthesis from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). During 2013–2016, he was a research assistant and later a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Dan Yang’s group at HKU. In 2016, he joined Prof. Xin-Yuan Liu’s group at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) first as a visiting scholar and later a research assistant. Ever since 2017, he has become a Research Assistant Professor at SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies. His research interests mainly include organic synthetic methodologies, total synthesis of natural products and bioactive small molecules as well as their derivatization. In addition, he is also interested in biological characterization of small molecules, structure-activity relationship studies of bioactive molecules, and mechanistic studies on bioactivities using chemical biology tools. The ultimate goal of these efforts is to discover potential leads for drug development. Up to now, he has participated in publishing over 20 research papers, in 13 of which he is either a first (including co-first) or a corresponding (including co-corresponding) author. Overall, he has made some excellent contributions in the fields of asymmetric total synthesis and asymmetric catalysis.

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Research on methodology development of organic synthesis and total synthesis and derivatization of natural products and bioactive small molecules. Examine the biological activity of these molecules prepared and study the structure-activity relationship of bioactive candidates and their functioning mechanism with chemical biology tools in order for lead compounds with great potential for new drugs.

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Dr. Qiang-Shuai Gu has participated in publishing 24 research papers. Particularly, he has been a first author (including co-first author) in 8 papers, including 1 Nat. Chem., 1 Acc. Chem. Res., 3 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1 Nat. Commun., 1 Chem. Commun., and 1 Org. Lett. In addition, he has been a corresponding author (including co-corresponding author) in 5 papers, including 1 Sci. China Chem., 1 Org. Chem. Front., 1 Tetrahedron, 1 Acta Chim. Sinica, and 1 Chin. J. Org. Chem.

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