Associate Professor

Phone: 86-27-87792214-12


Academic Areas: Synthetic biology;Biocatalysis and Biosynthesis; Metabolic engineering

Research Interests: • Bioproduction of chemicals and fuels via in vitro biocatalysis and biosynthesis

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees:

Ph. D., College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2010

M.Sc., College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007

B. Eng., Yangtze University, 2004  

Professional Experience

2015-present, Associate Professor

College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology                                  

2012-2015, Assistant professor

Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010-2011, Research Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore

Selected Publications

1. Jinyong Yan*, Yunjun Yan, Catherine Madzak, Bingnan Han. Harnessing the biodiesel producing microbes: from genetic engineering of lipase to metabolic engineering of fatty acid biosynthetic pathway. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, DOI:10.3109/07388551.2015.1104531
2. Jinyong Yan*, Yi Liu, Cong Wang, Bingnan Han, Shengying Li*. Assembly of lipase and P450 fatty acid decarboxylase to constitute a novel biosynthetic pathway for production of 1-alkene from renewable triglycerides and oils. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015, 8, 34-43
3. Jinyong Yan*, Lei Du, Xianliang Zheng, Shengying Li*. Integrated lipase production and in situ biodiesel synthesis in a recombinant Pichia pastoris yeast: an efficient dual biocatalytic system composed of cell free enzymes and whole cell catalysts. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2014, 7: 55-62
4. Jinyong Yan*, Xianliang Zheng, Shengying Li*. A novel and robust recombinant Pichia pastoris yeast whole cell biocatalyst with intracellular overexpression of a Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase: Preparation, characterization and application in biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, 2014, 151: 43-48
5. Jinyong Yan, Aitao Li, Yi Xu, Thao P. N. Ngo, Szechao Phua, Zhi Li*. Efficient production of biodiesel from waste grease: One-pot esterification and transesterification with tandem lipases. Bioresource Technology, 2012, 123: 332-337
6. Jinyong Yan*, Yunjun Yan*, Sanxiong Liu, Jiang Hu, Guilong Wang.Preparation of cross-linked protein-coated micro-crystals for biodiesel production from waste cooking oil. Bioresource Technology, 2011,102: 4755-4758
7. Jinyong Yan*, Sanxiong Liu, Jiang Hu, Guilong Wang, Yunjun Yan*. Enzymatic enrichment of polyunsaturated fatty acids using novel lipase preparations modified by combination of immobilization and fish oil treatment. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102: 7154-7158

Courses Taught

Principle and Equipment of Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology



2014 National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) 2014 Simultaneous production of marine lipase and single cell protein for feed

2015 NSFC 31570793: Effective conversion of triacylglycerol to fatty alkene based on lipase-P450 fatty acid decarboxylase artificial multiple enzyme complex 

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