Jian XU


        Director/Ph.D., Professor





    XU Jian received a B.S. in Biotechnology from Peking University in 1997, and a M.S. in Computer Science and a PhD in Biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. After serving as Research Instructor at Genome Institute of Washington University, he joined Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2008, and has been the founding director of Single-Cell Center (http://www.single-cell.cn/) of QIBEBT. Together with its collaborators, the Center has been developing and demonstrating a new generation of single-cell analysis instruments. Via these innovative research tools, Dr. Xu and his colleagues are delineating and designing key metabolic processes, such as microalgal CO2 fixation, cellulose conversion and human-microbe symbiosis, across the biological hierarchy of single-cell, population and consortium. He has published over 120 papers on peer-reviewed journals such as Science, Cell Host & Microbe, Nature Communications, Nature Plants, PNAS, PLoS Biology, PLoS Genetics, Plant Cell, ISME Journal, Plant Journal, Biotechnology for Biofuels, Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, etc., with over 9000 citations (for a full list of publications, please see https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QEn_uXQAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN). He currently serves at the Editorial Boards of mSystems, Scientific Reports and Algal Research. He has won a number of career awards from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) and CAS, including the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2014), National Young-Scientist Award for Science and Technology (2016) and VCANBIO Award for Biosciences and Medicine (2016). He has mentored nearly 20 doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, and was recognized for excellence in mentorship via the 2013 CAS 100 Best PhD Thesis Award and the 2014 UCAS-BHPB Mentorship Award. Please refer to http://www.single-cell.cn/ for more details. 

    Research Interests: 

    1) Single-cell analysis and instrument development 

    2) Microalgal synthetic biology for carbon dioxide fixation and biofuels

    3) Human microbiota and health


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