Hui Mei (梅辉)_meilab

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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: hui.mei@siat.ac.cn


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: hui.mei@siat.ac.cn


梅辉,中国科学院深圳先进技术研究院合成生物所副研究员。北京大学药学本硕连读,德国Osnabrueck大学博士,美国加州大学尓湾分校和斯坦福大学博士后。近年来以第一作者身份发表了多篇国际著名学术期刊:Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nucleic Acids Research, Chemical Communication等。课题组主要研究方向:异源核酸(XNA)替代天然核酸做为遗传物质的可能性探讨,及以其为基础的核酸药物和诊断试剂开发;新颖化学工具和方法的开发以及其在药物化学、化学生物学和合成生物学中的应用等。