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DENG Zixin

DENG Zixin

Dean of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, and the Head of the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism at Shanghai Jiaotong University / President of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology and the Dean of Wuhan University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education 

1978 - 1982 B.Sc., Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
1984 - 1987 Ph.D., University of East Anglia, John Innes Institute, Norwich, England
1987 - 1988 Postdoctoral Fellow,John Innes Institute, Norwich, England

Academic Posts 

1982 - 1991 Lecturer,Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
1991 - 1992 Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
1992 - 2000 Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
2000 - Present Professor and Vice-Director of Bio-X Life Science Research Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
2001 - 2003 Visiting Professor, Cornell University, USA
2005 - Present Head of the Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism under the ChineseMinistry of Education (upgraded to the State Key Laboratory in 2011) at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
2007- Present Dean of ShanghaiJiaotongUniversity School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology,Shanghai, China
2010 - Present President of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology and the Dean of Wuhan University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan, China

Research Fields 

Microbial metabolic pathways and pathway engineering related to natural product discovery and cell metabolism

Honors & Awards 

1991 Winner of Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation Prize
1991 Winner of Merit Scientist Award for Student Returning from Overseas Study
1992 State-level Merit Young Scientist Award
1993 Prize Winner for 1stChina Young Scientist Candidature Award
1994 Winner of 4thChina Award for Science & Technology
1994 Grade I prize for Science & Technology Progress, Ministry of Agriculture
1995 Winner of 1st Presidential Research Award to Outstanding Young Investigators
1996 One of the 4thTen Outstanding Youth in Hubei
1996 King BaudouinAward, the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden
1991, 1994, 1997 Biotechnology Career Fellowship Awards, RochefellerFundation, USA
1999 Grad III prize for Science & Technology progress, Ministry of Agriculture
2000 Tang Cornell-China Scholar Award
2004 Grade I prize winner for Science & Technology Progress, Shanghai Municipal Government
2005 Leading Figure for Science & Technology, Shanghai Commission of Science & Technology
2005 "One of the ten talents in Scientific & Technological invention", Shanghai General Workers Association
2005 “2005 Top 10 Chinese University Achievements named by the Ministry of Education, China” for “A novel DNA modification by sulfur”
2006 "2006 Top 10 Chinese University Achievements named by the Ministry of Education, China" for “Reconstituted validamycin and its derivatives”
2008 Grade II prize for National Natural Science, Ministry of Science & Technology
2008 “Model Worker” Named by Shanghai Municipal Government
2010 “Model Worker” Named by National Central Government