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Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Xu Zeling
Ph.D.: The University of Hong Kong
B.S.: Zhejiang University 


Visiting Associate Professor

Dr. Si Meiru
Associate Professor in Qufu Normal University
Visiting Associate Professor at HKU 2019-2020

Research Assistant

Ms. Wang Xiaojue
Bsc: South China Agricultural University


Postgraduate Students

Ms. Li Yanran (Amy)
BSc: Sun Yat-sen University
Ph.D. student since September, 2017


Mr. Wang Pengchao
BSc: University of Science and Technology of China
Ph.D. student since September, 2017



Ms Tian Mengdan (Mandy)
BSc: Wuhan University
Ph.D. student since September, 2018


Mr Ning Jiajun (Michael)
BSc:  Jilin University
Ph.D. student since January, 2019


Mr. Zhang Guangming (Derek)
BSc: South China University of Technology
Ph.D. student since September, 2019


Mr. Guo Mengyao (Molly)
BEng: Tianjin University
Ph.D. student since September, 2020




Undergraduate Researchers, interns and summer research students:

Student Awards in the Yan Lab:

First prize for Undergraduate Research Colloquium Presentation, Miss LAM Yuen Man, Faculty of Science, HKU, 2009

Summer Research Fellowship, Miss LIU Jun Yan, Faculty of Science, HKU, 2010

Overseas Research Fellowship, Mr. LEUNG Man Him, Sammy, Faculty of Science, HKU, 2011

Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship, Miss XIAO Min Feng, on the Multi-drug Efflux Systems Gordon Research Conference, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 2011

Travel Award of the 2011 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting, Miss SHAN Yue, August 2-7, 2011, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Travel award of the 112th General Meeting of American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Miss GAO Xiang, June 16-19, 2012, San Francisco, USA

Summer Research Fellowship, Mr LUK Chak Hon, Faculty of Science, HKU, 2012

Best Oral Presentation Award, Undergraduate Research Colloquium Presentation 2012-2013Mr LUK Chak Hon, Faculty of Science, HKU, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant for the EMBO Synthetic Biology in Action, Mr. LAI Yong, June 8-20, 2015, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

J.G. Phillips Memorial Scholarship 2016, Mr. XU Zeling