Graduate Students

LONG Lexin:

Research Interests: Discovery of the antibiofilm compound and the signal molecules involved in biofilm formation and dispersion.

Educational background: BSc, Minzu University of China; Msc, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Hobbies: Music, Anime, Thrillers, Food

YUAN Yujing:

Research Interest: Fouling mechanisms of marine invertebrates; Modes of action of marine natural compounds

Educational Background: Bsc in South University of Science and Technology of China

Hobbies: Streetdance; Music producing; Calligraphy

SHE Weiyi:

Research interest: antibiotics, marine natural products

Educational background: BS, Shenzhen University; Msc, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hobbies: music, hiking, movies

NGUYEN Bich Nu (Cindy):

Research interest: Antibiotics discovery from marine bacteria especially from actinobacteria, which is novel and has bioactive activities; natural product discovery.

Educational Background: MPhil student in Marine Environmental Science. BSc in Advanced Program in Environmental Science from Vietnam National University- VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hobbies: Writing blog, cooking, interested in medicine information and environment protections.

LEUNG Cherie Hiu Yu:

Research interest: Natural product discovery and biosynthesis, heterologous expression of natural products, molecular biology techniques.

Education background: B.Sc from HKUST, majored in biochemistry

Side interests: Traditional Chinese Medicine, sustainability issues, dancing, dinghy sailing, drawing

WEI Tong:

Research Interests: Understanding the molecular adaptation process of deep-sea animals using genomics tools.Educational background:

BSc, Southern University of Science and Technology

Hobbies: Reading and Music

zhoukunZHOU Kun E-mail: Research Interests: Bacteria, Meta-genomeEducational background:

BS, Hubei University of Education;

Msc, Central China Normal University

Hobbies: Music, Badminton

WONG Wai Chuen:

Research Interest: Biomineralization in deep-sea molluscs

Education background: BSc, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hobbies: Reading, movies


Research interest: population genetics and local adaptation of deep-sea organismsEducational background: Bsc, Ocean University of China

Hobbies: pop music, photo-taking, view the gorgeous world

WANG Ruojun:

Research interests: Biofilms and microbiology

Educational background: BMed, Jilin University

Hobbies: Handcraft, music and badminton

Jessie James Limlingan Malit:

Research Interest: global genome mining of natural products and their biosynthesis, using synthetic biology tools in activating silent biosynthetic gene clusters.Education Background: Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2017)

Hobbies: hiking, biking, cooking, or learning languages!

LIU Wenchao

Research Interests: gene editing, biosynthesis pathwayEducational Background: Bsc, Sichuan Agriculture University; Msc, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hobbies: music, instruments


Research Interest: medicinal natural product identification, chemical derivation of natural product, medicinal chemistryEducational Background: Bachelor and master in Sichuan University

Hobbies: swimming, hiking, cooking

YE Wenkang


Research Interests: Bioactive natural products and their biosynthesisEducational background: BSc (Summa Cum Laude in Chemistry) Southern University of Science and Technology

Hobbies: Football, Documentary, PS4, Music

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