Dr. Sheng Yang received his doctoral degree in 2000 from the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). After completing his doctorate, he began his faculty career at the Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS. Dr. Yang is currently the Director of Shanghai Research and Development Center of Industrial Biology, a position he’s held since 2008. Dr. Yang’s research focuses on metabolic engineering and genomic editing in bacteria and yeast. Recently, he has also worked to develop CRISPR systems for RNA editing to target and knock down gene transcripts in S. pombe (fission yeast). His lab has also worked to develop a highly efficient two-plasmid CRISPR system, displaying fast activity in the soil bacterium, P. putida KT2440. Through his research, his goal is to develop and optimize these findings into genetically based bio products and bioprocesses.
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Metabolic Engineering 5 Molecular Cloning 2 Molecular Biology Technology 2 Genome Editing 6 Fermentation 3 Enzyme Chemistry 1 CRISPR / Cas9 7
Qi Li, Francois M. Seys, Nigel P. Minton, Junjie Yang, Yu Jiang, Weihong Jiang, Sheng Yang*（2019）CRISPR-Cas9(D10A) nickase-assisted base editing in solvent producer Clostridium beijerinckii. Biotechnol Bioeng. Doi: 10.1002/bit.26949
He Huang, Xin Song, Sheng Yang*（2019） Development of a RecE/T-Assisted CRISPR-Cas9 Toolbox for Lactobacillus. Biotechnology journal. doi: 10.1002/biot.201800690.
Zhiqiang Wen, Ledesma-Amaro, Rodrigo; Jianping Lin*, Yu Jiang, Sheng Yang*（2019）Improved n-butanol production from Clostridium cellulovorans by integrated metabolic and evolutionary engineering. Appl Environ Microbiol. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02560-18
Jing, X., Xie, B., Chen, L., Zhang, N., Jiang, Y., Qin, H., Wang, H., Hao, P., Yang, S., Li, X. (2018). Implementation of the CRISPR-Cas13a system in fission yeast and its re-purposing for precise RNA editing. Nucleic Acids Research.
Sun, B., Yang, J., Yang, S., Ye, R.D., Chen, D., Jiang, Y. (2018). A CRISPR-Cpf1-Assisted Non-Homologous End Joining Genome Editing System of Mycobacterium smegmatis. Biotechnology Journal, e1700588.
Sun, J., Wang, Q., Jiang, Y., Wen, Z., Yang, L., Wu, J., Yang, S. (2018). Genome editing and transcriptional repression in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 via the type II CRISPR system. Microbial Cell Factories, 17(41).