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Yang-Chun Yong, Ph.D., Professor

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Yang-Chun Yong, Ph.D., Professor

Education:

2009, Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

2004, B.S., Bioengineering, Huazhong Agricultural University

Working experience:

2012 -Present, Professor, Jiangsu University

2010-2012, Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore

2009-2010, Lecturer, Huazhong Agricultural University

                         

Main Research Interests:

1. Electron based biorefinery—eBiorefinery: To Power and Feed the World with Waste! (Microbial fuel cell (extracellular electron transfer mechanism; nanostructured electrode; electrochemical active biofilm); Microbial electrosynthesis (CO2 capture & transformation); Microbial synthesis of functional nanomaterials).

2. Intelligent Microbiology—iMicrobe: To Delight and Reprogram the Life with Microbe! (Intelligent microbe & microbial intelligence).

3. Biosensors (Whole cell biosensors for high-throughput, high sensitive, high selective detection/quantification of pollutants & toxins).

Selected Publications (Highest IF in recent 3 years):

1.       Yang-Chun Yong and Jian-Jiang Zhong. 2013. Impacts of Quorum Sensing on Microbial Metabolism and Human Health. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology. In press. IF: 4.2 DOI: 10.1007/10_2012_138.

2.  Yang-Chun Yong, Zhao Cai, Yang-Yang Yu, Peng Chen, Rongrong Jiang, Bin Cao, Jian-Zhong Sun, Jing-Yuan Wang, Hao Song. 2013. Increase of riboflavin biosynthesis underlies enhancement of extracellular electron transfer of Shewanella in alkaline microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology. Accepted. IF: 4.98

3. Yang-Chun Yong, Yang-Yang Yu, Yun Yang, Jing Liu, Jing-Yuan Wang, Hao Song. 2013. Enhancement of Extracellular Electron Transfer and Bioelectricity Output by Synthetic Porin. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. In press. DOI:10.1002/bit.24732. IF: 3.9

4. Jing Liu, Yang-Chun Yong (Co-first),Chang-Ming Li, Hao Song. 2012. Activation Enhancement of Citric Acid Cycle to Promote Bioelectrocatalytic Activity of arcA Knockout Escherichia coli Toward High-Performance Microbial Fuel Cell. ACS Catalysis, 2: 1749-1752. IF: ~6.0, estimated.

5. Yang-Chun Yong, Yang-Yang Yu, Yun Yang, Chang-Ming Li, Rongrong Jiang, Xin Wang, Jing-Yuan Wang, Hao Song. 2012. Increasing Intracellular Releasable Electrons Dramatically Enhances Bioelectricity Output in Microbial Fuel Cells. Electrochemistry Communications, 19: 13-16. IF: 4.9

6. Yang-ChunYong, Xiaochen Dong, M. B. Chan-Park, Hao Song, and Peng Chen. 2012. Macroporous and Monolithic Anode Based on Polyaniline Hybridized Three-Dimensional Graphene for High-Performance Microbial Fuel Cells. ACS Nano, 6: 2394-2400. IF: 10.8

7.  Yang-Chun Yong, Yang-Yang Yu, Chang-Ming Li, Jian-Jiang Zhong, Hao Song. 2011. Bioelectricity enhancement via overexpression of quorum sensing system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa-inoculated microbial fuel cells. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 30: 87-92. IF: 5.6                                            

8.  Yang-Chun Yong and Jian-Jiang Zhong. 2010. N-Acylated Homoserine Lactones Production and Involvement in Aromatics Biodegradation by An Environmental Isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Process Biochemistry, 45:1944-1948.   IF: 2.6

9. Yang-Chun Yong and Jian-Jiang Zhong. 2010. Recent advances in biodegradation in China : New microorganisms and pathways, Biodegradation engineering, and bioenergy from pollutants biodegradation. Process Biochemistry, 45:1937-1943. IF: 2.6

10. Yang-Chun Yong and Jian-Jiang Zhong. 2009. A genetically engineered whole-cell pigment-based bacterial biosensing system for quantification of N-butyryl homoserine lactone quorum sensing signal. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 25:41-47. IF: 5.6

Patents:

ZL200910272770.0, 200910272421.9 (pending)

Contacts: E-mail: ycyong@ujs.edu.cn; +86-511-8878 6708

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