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Hui Mei (梅辉)

Associate Professor at Center for Synthetic Genomics (副研究员)

Dr. Hui Mei received his Bachelors and Master degree from Peking University in 2008 and PhD in chemistry from University of Osnabrueck in 2015. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University before joining SIAT. His work has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., Nucleic Acids Res. and other top international academic journals. The Mei lab will study the possibilities of replacing natural genetic materials DNA/RNA with artificial xeno-nucleic acids (XNAs) in synthetic biology, and further using them to build a xeno-life. Besides, we will also investigate the potential applications of XNAs in diagnostics and therapeutics. Another direction of the lab will focus on developing novel chemical tools or methods to gain insight into biological problems at a molecular level. Potentially, these efforts will seed new medicines and diagnostics to improve human health, develop novel technologies to probe natural biology, and create synthetic life forms to serve human needs. E-mail:

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