Prof. Hang Yang
Hang Yang, Ph.D., Professor in Microbiology from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests mainly focus on the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents, with a special emphasize on bacteriophage and phage-derived peptidoglycan hydrolases, i.e., endolysins, aimed to solve the antimicrobial resistant threats posed by highly pathogenic pathogens including staphylococci, streptococci, pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, and enterococci. Novel endolysins were discovered by high through-put screening and further be evaluated by in vitro assays and animal infection models as an effort to gain improved bactericidal performance and pharmacokinetic properties. For the phage part, he mainly interested in the interactions of phage with their bacterial hosts and their extended mammalian hosts. Currently, he is turning his attention to antiviral discoveries for highly pathogenic viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and ASFV. His research was mainly funded by NSFC, CAS, and the local government. As an active researcher, he has served as an Invited Speaker for more than 4 international conferences and 6 domestic conferences and authored by more than 40 publications in top microbiology journals, including The EMBO Journal, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and International Journal of Pharmaceutics.