Tingan Zhou

Doctoral Researcher

Main Focus

Ph.D. Thesis started in 2023

Elucidating the biosynthetic pathway of Cinchona alkaloids

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sarah E. O'Connor & Prof. Dr. Pierre Stallforth (HKI)

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2018-2022: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology - Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

         Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yijian Rao

         Thesis: Enhanced biosynthesis of fungal natural product cercosporin by co-culturing Cercospora sp. with leaf-spot-disease-related endophytic bacteria

  • 2022-2023: Master of Research (MRes) in Bioengineering - Imperial College London, London, UK

         Supervisor: Dr. Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

         Thesis: Metabolic engineering of Yarrowia lypolytica for secretory biosynthesis of crocetin and concomitant intracellular production of zeaxanthin

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