Dr. Yaojun Tong

Yaojun Tong (童垚俊), Ph. D., Group leader, Tenure-track Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His current H-factor is 17 (17 Since 2016) with >1500 citations (>1300 Since 2016) (Google Scholar).

Key words: Synthetic biology; Microbial Cell factory; CRISPR; Metabolic engineering; Computational biology

A brief resume

Tenure track associate professor, group leader
(2020.12-present)
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Research interests: Synthetic biology, CRISPR, Metabolic engineering, Microbial cell factory, computational biology, etc.

Researcher (Assist. Prof.)
(2016.2 – 2020.12)
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark.
Working with Prof. Sang Yup Lee and Prof. Tilmann Weber.
1. Developing advanced CRISPR based genetic manipulation tools for unlocking the hidden treasure (valuable natural products) encoded in the microbial (particularly actinomycete) genomes.
2. Co-supervising PhD, master students and internships.
3. Assisting grants application.

Postdoc
(2013.9 – 2016.2)
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark.
Working with Prof. Sang Yup Lee and Prof. Tilmann Weber.
Pioneered CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing of actinomycetes.

PhD candidate
(2008.9 – 2013.9)
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Supervisor: Prof. Lixin Zhang.
Thesis: High-throughput synergistic antifungal screening from microbial natural products library to find novel antifungal agents and uncover their antifungal mechanisms.

BSc candidate
(2004.9 – 2008.6)
University of Science and Technology, Beijing.
Honored with “Beijing Higher Education Outstanding Graduates (北京地区优秀毕业生)”.