George Guo-Qiang Chen

George Guo-Qiang Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor George Guo-Qiang CHEN received his BSc and PhD from South China University of Technology in 1985 and Graz University of Technology (Austria) in 1989. He also conducted research in 1990-1994 as a postdoc at University of Nottingham in UK and University of Alberta in Canada, respectively. He has been focusing his research on microbial materials polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) since 1986. After joining Tsinghua University in 1994, he has been actively promoting the microbial Bio- and Material Industries, has published over 270 international peer reviewed papers cited over 10,000 citations (H-Index 48) as reported in “Web of Science”. With over 30 issued patents and 40 pending patents, Prof. Chen’s technologies have been provided to several companies that succeed in mass production of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). He is currently a Chair Professor of Synthetic Biology at Manchester University.

Synthetic biology and the new bio-industrial revolution

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