Guo-Qiang (George) Chen Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology

Published 17 March, 2023

Guo-Qiang (George) Chen

We are pleased to announce Professor Guo-Qiang (George) Chen has been appointed as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology (SSB), effective 15 March 2023. Prof Chen has been serving as Associate Editor since SSB was launched.

Prof Chen has nearly four decades of R&D experiences in microbial physiology, synthetic biology, microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production and applications, and has published over 400 international peer reviewed papers with over 25,000 citations (H-Index 77; Web of Science).

He has also been actively promoting the microbial bio- and material industries in China since joining Tsinghua University in 1994. With over 50 issued patents and 50 pending patents, Prof Chen’s technologies have been used in several companies to successfully mass produce microbial PHA.

Further, in 2015 he becomes the Funding Director of the Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology in Tsinghua University. In the same year, he also assumed the role of Guest Chair Professor of Synthetic Biology at The University of Manchester in the UK.

“It is my great honor to be able to serve the Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology journal. I will do my best to work together with Professor Lixin Zhang to increase the journal’s influence in the international synthetic biology community,” said Prof Chen.

“Professor Chen is a world-class scientist with a wealth of editorial experience. We are confident that Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology will reach its next level of success with Prof Chen’s commitment and dedication as the Co-Editor-in-Chief. We look forward to his thoughtful leadership and close collaboration with the team,” said Wei Yan, Publisher of SSB.

SSB is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the communication of original research in synthetic and systems biology, and with a strong emphasis on applications towards biotechnology. All accepted articles are immediately and permanently available on ScienceDirect and can be downloaded and shared for free.

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