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Professor YANG, Dan

Professor YANG, Dan

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc.(Fudan), M.A.(Columbia), Ph.D. 1991(Princeton)


  • 2859 2159
  • 605 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road Hong Kong

Research area:

  • Developing novel, efficient, and environmentally friendly methods for drug synthesis;
  • asymmetric catalysis;
  • total synthesis of bioactive natural products;
  • design, synthesis and biological applications of novel peptide mimics

 

Achievements:

  • Chinese Young Women in Science Fellowship (2011)
  • TWAS Prize in Chemistry (2010)
  • Associate Editor of Organic Letters (2010-)
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Acc. of Chem. Res., J. Org. Chem., ACS Chem. Biol., Chem. Asian J., and Beilstein J. of Org. Chem.
  • Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award (2008)
  • Morningside Professorship in Chemical Biology (2007)
  • Eli Lilly Scientific Excellence Award in China (2006)
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, JCI Hong Kong (2004)
  • HKU Outstanding Researcher Award (2003)
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Grant Award, NSFC (2003-05)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Unrestricted Grant Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2001-04)
  • Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award (2001)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry (2000, shared with Professor Gregory C. Fu at MIT)

 

Publications:

  1. N. Ieda, H. Nakagawa, T. Peng, D. Yang, T. Suzuki, N. Miyata. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2563-2568.
  2. R. Y. Kao, D. Yang, L.-S. Lau, W. H. W. Tsui, L.-H. Hu, J. Dai, M.-P. Chan, C.-M. Chan, P. Wang, B.-J. Zheng, J. Sun, J.-D. Huang, J. Madar, G.-H. Chen, H.-L. Chen, Y. Guan, K.-Y. Yuen. Nature Biotechnol. 2010, 28, 600-605.
  3. X. Li, B. Shen, X.-Q. Yao, D. Yang. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13676-13680.
  4. F. Chen, K.-S. Song, Y.-D. Wu, D. Yang. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 743-755.
  5. X. Li, Y.-D. Wu, D. Yang. Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, 41, 1428-1438.
  6. X. Li, B. Shen, X.-Q. Yao, D. Yang. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7264-7265.
  7. K.-T. Yip, M. Yang, K.-L. Law, N.-Y. Zhu, D. Yang. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 3130-3131.
  8. D. Yang, H.-L. Wang, Z.- N. Sun, N.-W. Chung, J.- G. Shen. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 6004-6005.
  9. D. Yang, B.-F. Zheng, Q. Gao, S. Gu, N.-Y. Zhu. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 255-258.
  10. D. Yang, Acc. Chem. Res., 2004, 37, 497-505.