Xiaozhou Luo is a professor and executive director at Center for Synthetic Biochemistry (CSB), Institute of Synthetic Biology (iSynBio), Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas

Directed Evolution, Natural Product Biosynthesis


August 2010 - May 2016, Ph.D, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, United States Chemistry

August 2006 - May 2010, B.S. , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (First Class Honor)


Work Experience

        Dr. Luo was a post-doctoral fellow at Jay D. Keasling’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley before joining SIAT. He is mainly engaged in the innovative research of synthetic biology of natural products and the directed evolution of enzymes. His work has been published in Nat Chem Biol, Cell Chem Biol, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Angew Chem Int Ed and other top international academic journals.


Research Interests