Fermenting dreams in Jiangnan University
School of biotechnology, Jiangnan University
Jiangnan University, known as “the pearl of China ’s higher education in light industry”, situated in Wuxi by beautiful Taihu Lake. Fermentation Engineering and Food Science were assessed at an ‘A+’ level in China, and famous in the world. According to ESI, 6 disciplines (agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, material science and clinical medicine) in Jiangnan University fall within the top 1% globally and agricultural science is in 0.4‰. The discipline of Fermentation Engineering belonged School of Biotechnology of Jiangnan University, is the headstream of the fermentation industry, the first undergraduate student, the first master student, and the first doctoral student in fermentation discipline in China come from here. School of Biotechnology of Jiangnan University pushes forward the light industry of China greatly.
I got Ph.D. in the University of Tsukuba in 2003. Today I will introduce you the School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, and then show a study report about a protein evolution platform based on CRISPR-Cas system.
Dr. Zhemin Zhou, Professor of School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University in China. He got his Ph.D. in the University of Tsukuba in 2003, then worked as a JSPS special research fellow, JSPS foreign research fellow in the University of Tsukuba. He became a professor of Jiangnan University in 2009. His research fields are fermentation engineering and bio-catalysis, focusing on the enzyme structure analysis, evolution and application. His studies on nitrile hydratase, nitrile hydrolase, maleate cis-trans isomerase, natto kinase et al, have great promoted the industrial production of amides, amino acids and organic acids. He has published more than 200 papers, 2 textbooks, owned 50 patents of invention, presided more than 10 national scientific research projects. He is a member of Chinese Biochemical Society, and the Higher Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education.