Southern University of Science and Technology
Professor, School of Medicine, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China.
Dr. Yang obtained his BSc degree from Nankai University in 2004 (Tianjin, China) and Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Denmark in 2009. After which, he did postdoc training in Technical University of Denmark and University of Hamburg (Germany) from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Yang joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and was promoted as an Associated Professor (with tenure) in Feb 2018. Dr. Yang was appointed as the Assistant Chair in the School of Biological Sciences and the Deputy Research Director of the Public Health Cluster in Singapore Centre for Environment Life Science Engineering (SCELSE) in NTU. In the end of 2018, Dr. Yang joined SUSTec as a Full Professor in School of Medicine.
Dr. Yang received the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship from Germany in 2011 and the Nanyang Assistant Professorship from Singapore in 2012. He is currently an editor board member of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM) and Biofilm (ELSEVIER). He has published more than 140 research papers in international peer reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Communications, Science Signaling, Nature Protocols, Proc Natl Acad. Sci USA, Trends in Microbiology, mBio, Nano Letters, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, etc. (Total citations >8000, H-index 43). Dr. Yang has been invited to give talks at international conferences organized by academic societies such as American Society of Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists, etc.
Service to Professional Publications:
2018-: Editor Board Member of Biofilm (Online ISSN: 2590-2075).
2017-2019: Editor Board Member of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Print ISSN: 0099-2240; Online ISSN: 1098-5336).
2015-2016: Editor Board Member of New Horizons in Translational Medicine (official Journal of the European Society for Translational Medicine, EUSTM).
Ad hoc reviewer: Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology Reports, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Medicinal Research Reviews, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, PNAS, ISME J, Scientific Reports, BMC Microbiology, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS one, Trends in Biotechnology, Molecular Systems Biology, Current Opinion in Microbiology, Journal of Biochemistry, Chemical Communications, Water Research, ACS Nano, ACS Chemical Biology, etc.
Institutional, Government and Professional Service:
2019-Organizer of Chinabiofilm 2019, Guangzhou, China.
2019-Conference scientific committee, ICBB 2019, Poznan, Poland.
2019-Peer Reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR).
2018-Peer Reviewer for Laureate Award (IRCLA) scheme from Irish Research Council.
2018-Peer Reviewer for Israel Science Foundation.
2018-International Scientific Advisory Committee, V International Conference on Antimicrobial Research – ICAR2018, Torremolinos-Malaga, Spain.
2018-Conference organizing committee, Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling – YMS 2018, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
2018-Peer Reviewer for Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
2017-Conference scientific committee, ICABBE & ICBB2017, Offenburg, Germany.
2017-Peer Reviewer for Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (Vidi programme) of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
2016-International Scientific Advisory Committee, the IV International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2016, Torremolinos-Malaga, Spain.
2015-Peer Reviewer for Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, for outstanding postdoctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based independent research career addressing an important biomedical question. This scheme is a partnership bringing together the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.
2014-International Scientific Advisory Committee, the III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014, Madrid, Spain.
2007-present: Member of American Society of Microbiology
2017-present: Member of International Society for Chemical Biology
2018-present: Editorial member of Biofilm (ISSN: 2590-2075).
2017-2019: Editorial board member of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Print ISSN: 0099-2240; Online ISSN: 1098-5336)
2015-2016: Editorial Board of "New Horizons in Translational Medicine" (Official Journal of the European Society of Translational Medicine)
1.Dispersed cells represent a distinct stage in the transition from bacterial bioﬁlm to planktonic lifestyles. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2014
2.In vitro and in vivo generation and characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm–dispersed cells via c-di-GMP manipulation. Nature Protocols 2015
3.Selective labelling and eradication of antibiotictolerant bacterial populations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bioﬁlms. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2016
4.A cyclic di-GMP-binding adaptor protein interacts with a chemotaxis methyltransferase to control flagellar motor switching. SCIENCE SIGNALING 2016
5.Ribosome protection by antibiotic resistance ATP-binding cassette protein. PNAS 2018
The research team has trained more than 10 Ph.D. students and more than 10 Postdoctoral students. International academic journals include Lancet, Nature Communications, Science Signaling, Nature Protocols, Proc Natl Acad. Sci USA, Trends in Microbiology, mBio, Nano Letters, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, etc. Published more than 140 papers. The paper has been cited more than 8,000 times, H-Index 43 (Google Scholar). Professor Yang Liang has been invited to make academic reports more than 30 times in international academic conferences, universities and researches in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore and other countries.
1.Quorum Sensing Inhibitors. Sean Yang-Yi Tan, Liang Yang, Michael Givskov. US patent granted (US9988380B2)
2.Method Of Inhibiting Quorum Sensing In Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Michael Christian Givskov, Shu Sin Chng, Liang Yang, Zhen Wei Leon Tan, Ziyan Hong. International patent filed (PCT/SG2016/050436)
3.Chemical Fluorescent Probes For Detecting Biofilms. Young-Tae Chang, Jun-Young Kim, Sahu SRIKANTA, Michael Christian Givskov, Liang Yang. International patent filed (US10416153B2)