Dr. Liu Chenli, Ph.D., recipient of the “1000 Young Scholar Plan”, recipient of the “Guangdong Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars”, and recipient of the “Hong Kong Young Scientist Award”, executive director of the Center for Synthetic Biology Engineering Research of SIAT. His research focuses on synthetic biology and quantitative biology. He discovered a new principle of biological pattern formation of spatiotemporal periodicity, revealed the molecular mechanisms of synthetic biological component intervention on mammalian cell, engineered a synthetic magnetic bacterium for tumor targeting. He also discovered and described a variety of new offshore oil degrading bacteria and characterized the speed-limiting genes. He has published more than 10 papers in international academic journals, including Science, Environ Microbiol, Phys Rev Lett, IJSEM, etc.