Full time faculty

Adjunct professor

Chair professor


Guoqiang Chen

George Guo-Qiang CHEN, PhD, Professor

BSc, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China£¬1981-1985
PhD, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria£¬1986-1989

Research Experience:
Postdoc., University of Nottingham, UK£¬1990-1992
Postdoc., University of Alberta, Canada£¬1992-1994
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University£¬1994-1997
Professor, Tsinghua University£¬1997-Present

Research areas and interests:
Industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology
Microbial synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
Microbial metabolic engineering
Functions of PHA in microbial physiology
Application of PHA as tissue engineering materials
Applications of PHA as biodegradable materials and as biofuels

Microbiology, Frontier of Fermentation Engineering£¬System Biology and Synthetic Biology

Over 180 international peer reviewed publication, 10 of the representative ones are below:

  1. Liu Q, Luo G, Zhou XR and Chen GQ. Biosynthesis of Poly(3-hydroxydecanoate) and 3-Hydroxydodecanoate Dominating Polyhydroxyalkanoates by b-Oxidation Pathway Inhibited Pseudomonas putida. Metabolic Engineering 13 (2011) 11-17
  2. Peng SW, Guo XY, Shang GG, Li J, Xu XY, You ML, Li P, Chen GQ. An Assessment of the Risks of Carcinogenicity Associated with Polyhydroxyalkanoates through an Analysis of DNA Aneuploid and Telomerase Activity. Biomaterials 32 (2011) 2546-2555
  3. Li ZJ, Shi ZY, Jian J, Guo YY, Wu Q and Chen GQ. Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) from Unrelated Carbon Sources by Metabolically Engineered Escherichia coli. Metabolic Engineering 12 (2010) 352-359
  4. Chen GQ. A Polyhydroxyalkanoates Based Bio- and Materials Industry. Chemical Society Reviews 38 (2009) 2434–2446
  5. Zhang XJ, Luo RC, Wang Z, Deng Y and Chen GQ. Applications of (R)-3-hydroxyalkanoate Methyl Esters Derived from Microbial Polyhydroxyalkanoates as Novel Biofuel. Biomacromolecules 10 (2009) 707–711
  6. Zou XH, Li HM, Wang S, Leski M, Yao YC, Yang XD, Huang QJ and Chen GQ. The Effect of 3-Hydroxybutyrate Methyl Ester on Learning and Memory in Mice. Biomaterials 30 (2009) 1532 – 1541
  7. Shen XW, Yang Y, Jian J, Wu Q and Chen GQ. Production and Characterization of Homopolymer poly(3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHV) Accumulated by Wild type and Recombinant Aeromonas hydrophila Strain 4AK4. Bioresource Technology 100 (2009) 4296 – 4299
  8. Zhang HF, Ma L and Chen GQ. Biosynthesis and characterization of 3-hydroxyalkanoate terpolyesters with adjustable properties by Aeromonas hydrophila. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 104 (2009) 582-589
  9. Wang ZH, Wu HN, Chen J, Zhang J and Chen GQ. A novel self-cleaving phasin tag for purification of recombinant proteins based on hydrophobic nanoparticles. Lab on a Chip 8 (2008) 1957-62
  10. Chen GQ and Wu Q. Polyhydroxyalkanoates as Tissue Engineering Materials. Biomaterials 26 (2005) 6565–6578

a)Chen GQ, Luo RC, Xu J, Wu Q£ºPolyhydroxyalkanoates Eco-industrial Value Chain£¨Chemical Industrial Publisher, Beijing£©(2008)
b)Plastics from bacteria: Natural functions and applications. (Springer£¬Heidelberg£¬Germany) (2009) (In print)


Good Teacher and Friend to Graduate Students of Tsinghua Univ£¬2001-2006
Mei Yiqi Award, Tsinghua University, 2007-2010
2nd Class China National Invention Award£¬2002
Outstanding Young Researcher Award£¬2003
Mao Yisheng Science and Technology Award£¬2003
Silver award, Internationale Ausstellung, Ideen, Erfindungen und Neuheiten, Nürnberg, Germany£¬2003
8th Young Chinese Scientific Achievement Award£¬2004
Cheungkong Scholar£¬Ministry of Education, 2004
Board of Directors for China Biotechnology Association£¬2006-Present

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Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
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