Professor LI Yongxin, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU
Dr. Philip Yong-Xin Li is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong since July 2019. After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in pharmaceutical science from Peking University, Dr. Li joined HKUST for his Ph.D. study focusing on the genomics-guided discovery of marine natural products. He finished his post-doctoral training at the IAS of HKUST, where he applied big data genome mining to discover new antibiotics and study their biosynthesis. His continued endeavors are integrating bioinformatics (Deep learning and big data analysis) and synthetic biology to convert the untapped microbial genetic potential into bioactive natural products, with an emphasis on antibiotic discovery.