We are an enthusiastic team focusing on drug discovery from ocean microbiota. Microorganisms are ubiquitous in the ocean environment with an estimated 10 thousand to 1 million cells per milliliter, providing the grounds for immense genetic diversity. Using a combination of bioinformatics, microbial genetics, metabolomics, and chemical biology, we seek to convert the tremendous genetic potential of microbiota into chemical reality for the discovery of structurally novel and biologically active molecules. We also plan to delve into the chemical ecology of the ocean by studying the chemical "language" of host-microbe interactions.
The group welcomes Wenjie Fan and Nanzhu Chen as our new members!
The group welcomes the new Postdoc Yuhao Liang (Joint postdoctoral fellow with HKUST)!
Dr. Wei DING received her faculty position from Ocean University of China, congratulations!
Our group is awarded Early Career (ECS) Award! Many thanks to Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC)!