Speaker

Feng Yan, Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Executive Vice President of School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Time

2019.05.22 16:00-17:30

Venue

Lecture Hall 206, 2th Floor of Building 6 of Science Laboratory Buildings

Abstract

The essence of enzymes and antibodies are proteins, which are now widely used in life. “The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the power of evolution.” Scientists used lab evolutionary techniques to create custom-made enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions, as well as other important biomolecules that fight immune diseases and cancers. The directed evolution proteins indicates that humans can not only control the reaction of organic and inorganic small molecules, but also manipulate the interaction of biological macromolecules. The evolution of proteins is a breakthrough in human manipulation of the microcosm. In the future, various types of highly efficient engineering enzymes and engineering biological products will appear in the toolbox of synthetic chemistry and medicine.

Bio

Feng Yan, Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Chief Scientist of National Key Basic Research Development Program (973); Executive Vice President of School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Deputy Director of National Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism; Executive Director of China Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director of the Enzymes Committee of the Chinese Society of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Professor Feng Yan received her doctorate in medicine from Bethune Medical University in 1994, focusing on molecular enzymology and synthetic biology. Her researches also involved in the evolutionary new functional enzymes by directed evolution, rational design and molecular simulation. These researches were supported by national key research and development plans and key projects of the Natural Science Foundation. Prof. Feng ever won the first prize and the second prize of provincial science and technology progress.