Tsinghua University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor


Education and Work Experience

2005            B.S., Tsinghua University

2008            M.S., Tsinghua University

2012            Ph.D., University of Hamburg

2012-2013       Postdoc, University of Hamburg

2013-Present     Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University


Research Interests:

He is focusing his research on Synthetic Biology. His group produces high-value natural and non-natural compounds by combining the “Bottom-Up”and “Up-Bottom” two strategies in Synthetic Biology.


Selected Publication

Chen Z, Rappert S, Zeng AP. Rational Design of Allosteric Regulation of Homoserine Dehydrogenase by a Non-Natural Inhibitor L-Lysine. ACS Synth. Biol.2013, 4:126-31.

Chen Z, Bommareddy R, Frank D, Rappert S, Zeng AP. Deregulation of Feedback Inhibition of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase for Improved Lysine Production in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013, 80: 1388-93.

Chen Z, Jandt U, Rappert S, Zeng AP. Protein-Design für die Entwicklung von industriellen Mikroorganismen. BIOspektrum. 2013, 1999-101.



Tsinghua University,  Department of Chemical Engineering


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