Our lab adopts mature engineering principles complemented with fresh innovative ideas to tackle existing challenges in health, environment and biochemical production. We aim to harness synthetic biology to overcome and prevent infectious diseases, to develop low-cost and reliable cell-based detection system for environmental remediation and water treatment, and to optimize biological production processes.
1. Microbiome engineering for prevention and treatment of human diseases.
2. Functional probiotics as advanced dietary supplements.
3. Engineering biology for production of value-added chemicals.
4. Synthetic genomics and genome engineering.
Synthetic Yeast 2.0
The Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) is an international effort to build an entire synthetic eukaryotic cell genome. The project aims to synthesize and construct a modified version of the S. Cerevisiae genome to unravel biological questions and provide novel functions.