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Qipeng Yuan

Pro. Dr. Qipeng YUAN   

Dean of College of Life Science and Technology
Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor
Doctoral supervisor

Education Experience:

20012003   Visiting Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

19992000   Visiting Scholar, University of New South Wales, Australia

19971999  Chemical Engineering and Technology, Post doctor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

19941997   Biochemical Engineering, Ph.D., Tianjin University, China

19921994   Biochemical Engineering, M.S., Tianjin University, China

19871992   Chemical Engineering, B.S., Tsinghua University, China

Professional experience:

2002Present  Professor and Doctoral supervisor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

19992002    Associate Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

Research Interest:

Professor Yuan obtained the distinctive and remarkable achievements in the fields of biological synthesis and highly efficient separation of natural active compounds. According to the product’s function, structure, source and the advanced biological technology, new synthesis approaches were designed. According to the product’s structure, the key techniques were investigated. Based on the proposed scientific problems, the basic and applied researches were carried on, and the unit operations and system integration technologies were developed. Then further industrialization researches were carried on to achieve the effectively utilized industry of biomass resources. Related specifics are as follows:

(1) Synthetic design and process intensification of target product:

   A) design and intensification of enzymatic transformation: enzymatic production of ellagic acid, two-step enzymatic production of sulforaphane;

    B) metabolic engineering on the biosynthesis of lycopene;

   C) design and intensification of heterologous biosynthetic pathway: heterologous synthesis of artemisic acid, bioconversation of 5-hydroxyl tryptophan.

(2) Research on the key separation technology of target product:

   A) multi-level continuous reflux extraction technology and equipment;

   B) special separation medium preparation and application of natural active compounds;

   C) mechanism and application of membrane recovery of organic solvent.

(3) Research on systemic integration technology to industrialize:

   A) a set of technology and key equipments on the process of soybean;

   B) a set of technology on the process of pomegranate husk;

   C) fermentation production of lycopene.

Selected Publications:

1. Q.P. Yuan*, H. Zhang, Z.M. Qian, X.J. Yang. Pilot-plant production of xylo-oligosaccharides from corncob by steaming, enzymatic hydrolysis and nanofiltration. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 2004, 791073-1079.

2. Yanyan Zhao, Qipeng Yuan*. Effect of membrane pretreatment on performance of solvent resistant nanofiltration membranes in methanol solutions. Journal of Membrane Science. 2006, 280(1-2): 195-201.

3. Hao Liang, Chunfang Li, Qipeng Yuan*. Separation and purification of sulforaphane by solid phase extraction and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2007, 55(20): 8047-8053.

4. Huahua Wu, Hao Liang, Qipeng Yuan*, Tianxin Wang, Xu Yan. Preparation and stability investigation of the inclusion complex of sulforaphane with hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2010, 82: 613-617.

5. Xueling Du, Qipeng Yuan*, Comparision of general rate model with a new model-articial neural network model in describing chromatographic kinetics of solanesol adsorption in packed column by macroporous resins. Journal of Chromatography A, 2007, 1145: 165-174.

6. Fei Li, Qipeng Yuan*, Farzana Rashid, Isolation, purification and immunobiological activity of a new water-soluble bee pollen polysaccharide from Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2009, 78: 80-88.

7. Honghao Zhou, Jiao Lv, Qipeng Yuan*. Preparative isolation and purification of punicalin from pomegranate husk by high-speed countercurrent chromatography. Separation and Purification Technology. 2010, 72: 225-228.

8. Honghao Zhou, Qipeng Yuan*, Jingjing Lu. Preparative separation of punicalin from waste water of hydrolyzed pomegranate husk by macroporous resin and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography. Food Chemistry, 2011, 126: 1361-1365.

9. Le Wang, Ming Yang, Xiaoguang Fan, Xintao Zhu, Tao Xu, Qipeng Yuan*. An environmentally friendly and efficient method for xylitol bioconversion with high-temperature-steaming corncob hydrolysate by adapted Candida tropicalis. Process Biochemistry. 2011, 46: 1619-1626.

10. Hao Liang and Qipeng Yuan*. Natural sulforaphane as a functional chemopreventive agent: including a review of isolation, purification and analysis methods. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 2012, 32: 218-234.

11. Changchun Zhou, Jibing Liu, Yang Li, Li Liu, Xiaojiao Zhang, Cheng-yuan Ma, Shu-cheng Hua, Ming Yang*, Qipeng Yuan*. microRNA-1274a, a modulator of sorafenib induced a Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase 9 (ADAM9) down-regulation in hepatocellular carcinoma. FEBS letter. 2011, 585: 1828-1834.

12. Pengqun Kuang, Dan Song, Qipeng Yuan*, Xinhua Lv, Di Zhao, Hao Liang. Separation and Purification of Sulforaphene from Radish seeds using Macroporous Resin and Preparative High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Food Chemistry. 2013, 136 (2): 342-347.

13. Zhaoran Wang, Yuan Li, Liang Chen, Xiulan Xin, Qipeng Yuan*. A Study of Controlled Uptake and Release of Anthocyanins by Oxidized Starch Microgels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2013, 61(24): 5880-5887.

14. Xinxiao Sun, Yuheng Lin, Qipeng Yuan,* Yajun Yan*. Precursor-Directed Biosynthesis of 5Hydroxytryptophan Using Metabolically Engineered E. coli. 2014,

15. Pengqun Kuang, Dan SongQipeng Yuan*Xinhua Lv, Di Zhao, Hao Liang. Preparative and Purification of sulforaphene from radish seeds by high-speed countercurrent chromatography. Food Chemistry, 2013, 136(2): 309-315.

Honors and Award:

2014  Second Award of Ministry of Education Advanced Science and Technology

2011  First Award of State Commercial Advanced Science and Technology

2010  Education Pacesetter of Colleges in Beijing         

2009  11st Young Scholar Award of Science and Technology

2009  Changjiang Scholar and Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education

2008  Curriculum Director of Beijing High-Quality Course Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology

2008  Chief of Beijing Distinctive Major Pharmacuetical Engineering

2008-2009  Evaluation Expert of Science and Technology Award of the Ministry of Education

2007  Expert Obtained Special Allowance of the State Council

2006  Chief Editor, Beijing High-Quality Teaching Material Modern Medicine Preparation Technology

2005  Second Award of State Advanced Science and Technology

2005  Beijing Second Award of Science and Technology

2005  Excellent Talents of New Century of the Ministry of Education

2005  Beijing Education Innovative Pacesetter

2004  First Award of State Commercial Advanced Science and Technology

Professional service

Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering

Deputy Director, The Biorefinery Research and Engineering Center of the Ministry

Committee of Academic and Degree, Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

Editor, Journal of Beijing University of Chemical Technology


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