HH Chemical Private Limited and is hosted at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
[email protected] SINERGY Laboratory is a research partnership between the National University of Singapore and Huahao Chemical Private Limited (HH Chemical) and is hosted at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
HH Chemical, a member of Huaguang Corporation (HG) founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai China, is a leader in industrial polymers. HG is a member of the Singapore Synthetic Biology Consortium (SINERGY). HG has a multinational workforce of about 200 employees. HG’s business activities include chemical and plastics production and marketing. HG’s manufacturing and business activities are carried out in various international locations such as China and Malaysia. HG has established extensive collaborations in Singapore and internationally, including with NUS, SINERGY, Mitsubishi, Marubeni and Wilmar.
As one of Asia’s leading universities, NUS is recognized for its breadth of academic programmes and impactful research. Taking an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to research, NUS works with partners from industry, government and academia to address crucial real-world issues. A key hub for health and biomedical sciences research with a focus on Asian populations, NUS has strong capabilities in wellness, sustainability sciences as well as human and planetary health.
We are passionate about Urban Sustainability and Sustainable Biomanufacturing.
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Mr Teng Guanqiang is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Shareholder at HG Corporation (China). Mr Teng received his Master’s Degree from Hitotsubashi University (Japan) in 2002. He received his Bachelor’s Degrees from Tokyo International University (Japan) in 1996 and Jiangnan University in 1989. He has worked in the industry as an Engineer, Representative Director and CEO, specialising in the business development of petrochemicals for 20 years. He has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Integration Studies, Peking University for 3 years. In 2009, he initiated and promoted the bioenergy R&D and industry in China. In 2016, Mr Teng founded HG Corporation which focuses on several key industrial sectors, including Biomass Energy, Biochemical, Power Plant Energy Conservation, and Environmental Protection Engineering.
Leo Wang Xiao
Mr Leo Wang Xiao is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HG Corporation (China). Mr Wang received his Bachelor’s Degree from Xi’an Technology University (China) in 2002. He has worked in the industry as Project Manager, Marketing Manager and Director specialising in the business development of renewable energy and biomass energy. Mr Wang joined the HG Corporation as the COO in 2011 in charge of the Environment Protection Sector. Mr Wang’s research interest focuses on the business development of energy, Energy Sevice Companies (ESCOs) and carbon. He has tremendous working experiences (15 years) in the chemical and engergy industry.
Angel Tian Dan
Director, HH Chemical and HG Corporation
Co-Lab Director/Adjunct Fellow, [email protected]
Ms Angel Tian Dan is the Director at HH Chemical and the Co-Director at [email protected] SINERGY Laboratory ([email protected]). Ms Tian received her Master’s Degree in 2013 from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Newcastle Uopn Tyne (UK) in 2006. She has worked in industry as an Engineer, Manager and Consultant specialising in supply, trading and marketing of chemicals. Ms Tian joined HH Chemical as the Director in 2019 and was appointed the Co-Director of the [email protected] Ms Tian’s research interest focuses on business development of chemical manufacturing, industrialization and supply. She has tremendous working experience (over 15 years) in the chemical-relevant industry.
A/P Yew Wen Shan
Director, [email protected]
Deputy Director, NUS SynCTI
Associate Professor Yew Wen Shan is a faculty member at the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the Director of [email protected] SINERGY Laboratory ([email protected]) and serves as Deputy Director at NUS Synthetic Biology Translational Research Programme (NUS SynBio TRP), NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (NUS SynCTI), and [email protected] Corporate Laboratory. He also holds numerous other professional positions such as the President of Singapore Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Council Member of Singapore National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), Member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Editor/Reviewer of over 30 peer-reviewed academic journals including Nature, Nature Communications, and eLife.
A/Prof. Yew received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. He worked at the University of New South Wales Asia as an Assistant Professor before joining the National University of Singapore in 2007. In 2015 he was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Current research interest focuses on protein engineering and biocatalysis, with an emphasis on using structural and mechanistic enzymological knowledge for biochemical and bioremediation applications. He has received funding support from a variety of funding agencies and industrial collaborators such as the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR, Singapore), Economic Development Board (EDB, Singapore), National Research Foundation (NRF, Singapore), Ministry of Education (MOE, Singapore). He has published >50 peer-reviewed articles, filed 9 patents, presented in >50 conferences.
Dr Ling Hua
Principal Investigator, [email protected]
Principal Investigator, NUS SynCTI
Dr Ling Hua is Principal Investigator at [email protected] SINERGY Laboratory ([email protected]), the Synthetic Biology Translational Research Programme, the Department of Biochemistry of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (NUS SynCTI). He serves as Vice President of the Society of Synthetic Biology (SynBioSG), a member of [email protected] Steering Committee and Genetical Manipulation Advisory Committee (GMAC, Singapore), and is Editor/Reviewer of >10 peer-reviewed academic journals.
He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. He has worked at Nanyang Technological Universty as Research Fellow and at the National University of Singapore as Senior Research Fellow. In 2017 he was appointed as Research Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Ling’s research interests lie in development of microbial platform strains, engineering microbes for sustainable biochemical production, bioremediation and therapeutics. He has received funding support from funding agencies including National Research Foundation (NRF, Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR, Singapore). He has published >60 peer-reviewed articles and presented his work in 30 conferences.
Dr Albert Xue Bo
Principal Investigator, [email protected]
Principal Investigator, NUS SynCTI
Dr Albert Xue Bo is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Principal Investigator under NUS Synthetic Biology Translational Research Programme (NUS SynBio TRP) and NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (NUS SynCTI). He holds memberships for the Singapore Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SSBMB) and the Society for Synthetic Biology (SynBioSG, Singapore) and serves as a reviewer for over 10 scientific journals.
Dr Xue received his Doctoral Degree in 2002 from the School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Biomedical Centre, Uppsala University, before joining Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR Singapore) in 2005 as a research scientist. Dr Xue joined NUS in 2017 and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2019.
Dr Xue’s research is on enzyme engineering by structure-guided rational design and directed evolution, with a strong emphasis on enzymes that have great potentials in biomedical, environmental, and industrial applications. He is also interested in utilizing protein and peptide scaffolds to enhance enzyme activity and stability. Some enzymes and scaffolds hold great promise for the bioproduction of platform chemicals and bioremedation of electronic waste.
As global awareness pivots towards meaningful actions that maintain Planetary Health, there is greater consumer demand for greener technologies that align with global developments in disruptive technologies for environmental sustainability. There has been recent rapid development in the sustainable production of industry-relevant chemicals and the safe management of urban waste such as electronic wastes (e-wastes). Instead of relying on current practices that depend on either the use of fossil feedstocks or non-renewable resources (and frequently involves microbes with minimal biosafety considerations), there is growing interest in producing industry-relevant chemicals in biological systems using efficient, sustainable and biologically-safe methods. At the same time, instead of relying on current practices of recovery of precious metals from e-wastes using pollutive chemical-based approaches, there is growing demand for efficient, sustainable and economically-viable bio-based methods for the recovery of precious metals from e-wastes.
[email protected] will provide a blueprint for sustainable urban living by focusing research on greener and more sustainable production of industrial biochemicals, and recovery of precious metals from e-waste, using disruptive technologies with significantly reduced carbon footprints.
In partnership with HH Chemical and NUS, we are currently looking to recruit talented researchers to join our team and support our work, including our newly launched Green programme and other exciting research areas.
Send your detailed CV to [email protected] and [email protected].
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