Post Doctoral Fellows


Dr. LAN Yi

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interest: deep sea, genomics, symbiosis, molecular adaptation

Education background:

Bsc in Biotechnology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2010-2014)

Mphil in Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014-2016)

PhD in Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2017-2020)

Hobbies: swimming, travelling, movie, music

Dr. ZHONG Cheng

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests:

Interdisciplinary environmental sciences interlinked by microbial ecology, geosciences, chemistry, and computational sciences.

Education background:

B.Eng. in Resource Exploration Engineering, Department of Earth Sciences, Southwest Petroleum University, China;

M.Sc. in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics (adjunct), University of Alberta, Canada;

M.Sc. in Environmental Earth Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences (adjunct), University of Alberta, Canada;

Ph.D. in Environmental Earth Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences (adjunct), University of Alberta, Canada


snowboarding, hiking, diving, travelling

Dr. XU

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests:

Understanding the biogeography, biodiversity, and molecular adaptation of the deep-sea invertebrates using the omics-based approaches. Lists of publications are available here.

Educational Background:

Dec. 2013 ~ Nov. 2018


Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University (Principle supervisor: Prof. Jian-Wen QIU)

Sep. 2009 ~ Jun. 2013



College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China


University of Shanghai John Yuen Memorial Scholarship, Award on the basis of academic merits, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017


Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecological genomics

Educational Background: Bsc, South China Agricultural University; PhD, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hobbies: traveling, badminton, pro Evolution Soccer 



Postdoc Fellow

Research interest: Microbiome, Symbiosis, Deep-sea animals

Educational background:


MEng, Xiamen University

BEng, Xiamen University

Hobbies: Anime, Painting, Physics

 Dr. YAN Guoyong

Postdoc Fellow

Research interests

I am interested in developmental biology and deep-sea biology, especially in the gene regulatory network underling larval development and deep-sea environment adaption.

Education background:

PhD   Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, CAS (2018)

Msc   Northwest A&F University (2014)

Bsc   Northwest A&F University (2011)

Hobbies: Table tennis, Hiking, Collecting Documentaries

Dr. TONG Haoya

Postdoc Fellow

Research interest: coral molecular biology, coral evolution and adaptation

Education background: Bsc: Nanjing University; PhD: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hobby: reading and travelling

Dr. LIU Lingli, Leonie

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: Based on genome mining, molecular networking, bioassay-guided, LCMS guided approaches to discover novel bioactive natural products. Understanding the biosynthetic pathway of the natural products by cloning, heterologous expression and gene mutation of the biosynthetic gene cluster.

Educational Background: Bsc: Central South University; Master’s Degree: Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS; Ph.D.: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the supervision of Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian.

Research Experience: During her PhD study, she went to Prof. Bradley Moore’s research group at Scripps Institutes of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego to get the training of natural products biosynthesis study. After she received her PhD degree, she worked at Northwest A&F University. Then she joints Prof. Peiyuan Qian’s research group to pursue her postdoctoral career in 2020.

Research Grants:1, National Natural Science Foundation (21602177); 2, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2452017176); 3, Scientific Startup Foundation for Doctors of Northwest A&F University (Z109021613).

Dr. CHENGAifang, Ivy

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interest: Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cellular and Molecular Mechanism, Marine Bacteria, Molecular Medicine

Education background:

2009-2013: BS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

2013-2018: Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;

Hobbies: music, hiking, swimming, reading, cooking

Dr. LIU Xin

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: Bioactive natural products from marine bacteria

Educational background: BS, Nanchang University; PhD, Sun Yat-sen University under the supervision of Prof Sheng YIN.

Hobbies: Movie, Travel.


Dr. TANG Jianwei

Postdoc Fellow

Research interests: Genome mining guided natural products discovery; Natural products biosynthesis; Antibacterial and antitumor natural products discovery.

Educational Background: B.Sc., Dalian University of Technology; Ph.D.; Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Dr. ZHU Beika


Postdoc Fellow

Research interest: Investigate the neuroprotective properties of marine natural products

Educational background: BSc, Sun Yat-sen Unviersity; Ph.D. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hobbies: Music


Dr. YE Wei

Visiting Scholar

Educational background: Ph.D. (South China University of Technology) Research

Position: Associate Researcher in Guangdong Institute of Microbiology

Interests: Bioactive natural products and their biosynthesis, Enzymatic engineering

Hobbies: Basketball, Badmiton, PingPong, Reading, Music, Travelling

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