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Prof. Dr. Qi Zhang
Principal investigator
Professor of chemistry
Qi's CV


Prof. Qi Zhang was born and raised inSichuan,China. He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry atFudanUniversityin 2003. After a short pursuit of a musical career, he joined Prof. Wen Liu's lab at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, where he focused on the biosynthetic study of thiopeptide antibiotics. After receiving his Ph.D degree in the summer of 2010, he continued his work in Liu's lab as a research associate. Qi joined Prof. Wilfred van der Donk's lab in theUniversityofIllinoisat Urbana-Champaign in February 2011. His postdoctoral work focused on the biosynthesis of lanthionine-containing antibiotics and peptides. Qi moved back toFudanUniversityand started his independent research in 2014. His research interests include the biosynthesis and mode of action of bioactive natural products, mechanistic metal enzymology (radical SAM enzymology in particular), and peptidomics/proteomics.



Dr. Xiang Meng
Senior Scientist/Lab manager





Dr Xiang Meng Joined Prof. Zhang's lab as a senior scientist in August 2014.



Prof. Wei Ding
Visiting professor





Prof. Wei Ding Joined Prof. Zhang's lab as a visiting professor in September 2014.



Dr. Yongzhen Li
Postdoctorial associate




Dr. Yongzhen Li Joined Prof. Zhang's lab as a Postdoctorial associate in September 2014.



Dr. Yunliang Chen
Postdoctorial associate





Dr. Yunliang Chen Prof. Zhang's lab as a Postdoctorial associate in March 2015.



Youli Jia
Graduate student (Lanzhou U, co-supervised with Prof. Ding)


Tianlu Mo
Graduate student (Lanzhou Jiaotong U, co-supervised with Prof. Lingui Xue)


Xinjian Ji
Research assistant