Deng Yiqun, native of Langxi, Anhui Province, was born in November 1975. Deng assumes the post of Vice President, Member of SCAU Committee.
Deng graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Sun Yat-sen University in 2000. From August 2000 to February 2002, he was a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and from September 2002 to June 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Weill College of Cornell University. He was promoted to Professor in December 2007. From 2011 to 2019, he took the role of Dean of College of Life Sciences at South China Agricultural University. Since September 2019, he has become Member of University Committee and Vice President. Deng was honored as Pearl River Scholar in 2009 and Leading Talent of Technological Innovation of Ten-Thousands Talents Program in 2016.
His research interests focus on the cytotoxicity of mycotoxins in animals, the molecular mechanisms of metabolism for xenobiotics and the function and expression and regulation of key metabolic enzymes in animals. He is the host of major national research projects and has published 62 papers so far (2 recommended by F1000). He is also entitled to 3 national patents and won awards for teaching at ministerial and provincial levels.
Deng holds important position in academic associations including the National Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Association and the Guangdong Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Association.
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