The central paradigm of our research is using interdisciplinary approaches in engineering, chemistry, biology, materials, physics, mathematics, and artificial intelligence to manipulate biological world.
The main focus lies on developing synthetic biology and other cutting-edge technologies to engineer biological macromolecules and networks coupled with non-biological components for addressing most daunting challenges in human health and environment.
Advance the “protein engineering” technology by integrating chassis platforms with computational tools to make difficult-to-express proteins and novel biomacromolecules.
Convert CO2 to high-value fine chemical products by natural light-driven biocatalysis to achieve national carbon neutrality goal.
Assemble an artificial cell for understanding basic life and for employing a new biosynthesis philosophy to overcome problems in living cells.
Make incredibly tiny “micro/nano robots” that smartly navigate under their own or external power to a specific target by collective intelligence.
Engineer materials with unprecedented structures and functions by predictive sequence-structure-property design.
Decode how human brain works, manipulate non-biological world by our mind, and evolve revolutionary robot brains.