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    Microbials are one of the rich resources of intriguing natural products for drug development. Our group is focusing on pleiotropic genome mining of natural products for their potentiallity in pharmaceutical development, understanding the biological and chemical mechanisms of their biosynthesis, and rational reconfiguration of regulatory and biosynthetic pathways for effective production of microbial pharmaceuticals and for their industrial applications.


2016/01-now,     Zhejiang University, Professor

2013/05-2015/05  University of California, Los Angeles, VS

2011/01-2015/12  Zhejiang University, Associate Professor

2009/05-2010/12  Zhejiang University, Assistant Researcher Fellow

2007/05-2009/05  Zhejiang University, Post-Doc

2001/09-2007/04  SIBCB, SIBS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D

1997/09-2001/07  Fudan University, Bachelor

     Xu-Ming Mao received his B.S. in Fudan University, and Ph.D. degrees from Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he studied on the regulatory mechanisms of morphogenesis of the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Then he joined in Prof. Yong-Quan Li’s laboratory, Zhejiang University, and started his postdoctoral research on Streptomyces genetics and regulation on secondary metabolism. He was appointed as an associate professor (2010). Then, he was appointed as a full professor (2015) in Zhejiang University. During 2013-2015, he worked as a visiting scholar in Prof. Yi Tang’s laboratory, UCLA, on the epigenetic genome mining and biosynthetic pathway elucidation of the natural products from filamentous fungi.

Selevtive Publications:

1. Mao XM#, Zhan ZJ#, Grayson M.N., Tang MC, Xu W, Li YQ, Yin WB, Lin HC, Chooi YH, Houk, K.N., Tang Y*. Efficient Biosynthesis of Fungal Polyketide Cantaining the Dioxabicyclo-octane Ring System. J Am Chem Soc. 2015. 137(37):11904-7.

2. Mao XM#, Xu W, Li D, Yin WB, Chooi YH, Li YQ, Tang Y*, Hu Y*#. Epigenetic Genome Mining of an Endophytic Fungus Leads to the Pleiotropic Biosynthesis of Natural Products. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2015. 54(26): 7592-6.

3. Mao XM*, Luo S, Zhou RC, Wang F, Yu P, Sun N, Chen XX, Tang Y, Li YQ*. Transcriptional regulation of the daptomycin gene cluster in Streptomyces roseosporus by an autoregulator, AtrA. J Biol Chem. 2015. 290(12): 7992-8001.

4. Mao XM, Sun N, Wang F, Luo S, Zhou Z, Feng WH, Huang FL, Li YQ*. Dual positive feedback regulation of protein degradation of an extra-cytoplasmic function σ factor for cell differentiation in Streptomyces coelicolor. J Biol Chem. 2013. 288(43): 31217-28.

5. Mao XM, Sun ZH, Liang BR, Wang ZB, Feng WH, Huang FL, Li YQ*. Positive feedback regulation of stgR expression for secondary metabolism in Streptomyces coelicolor. J Bacteriol. 2013. 195(9): 2072-8.

6. Mao XM, Zhou Z, Hou XP, Guan WJ, Li YQ*. Reciprocal regulation between SigK and differentiation programs in Streptomyces coelicolor. J Bacteriol. 2009. 191(21): 6473-81.

Selective Fundings:

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),31770071,2018-2021.

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),31571284,2016-2019.

3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),31370103,2014-2017.

4. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),30700006,2008-2010.

5. National Key Research and Development Program.2016YFD0400805,2016-2020.


Research work

1、Pleiotropic Regulation of Microbial Secondary Metabolism; 2、Biosynthesis of Novel Natural Products and Structure Shuffling; 3、Effective Genome Mining of Novel Natural Products Based on -Omics and Synthetic Biology; 4、Microbial Pharmaceuticals Based on Synthetic Biology and Industrial Applications.