Yuan Kun Lee

Lee Yuan Kun

  • Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Administrative Appointment(s)
  • Co-Director, Singapore Peking University Research Centre for a Sustainable Low-Carbon Future
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • MSc, Nanyang University, Singapore
  • BSc (Hons), Nanyang University, Singapore
Research Interest(s)
  • Microbiome
  • Microbe-host Interaction
  • CO2 Fixation
  • Lipid Biofuels
  • Photobioreactor
Recent Publications
  • 1. Zhao R, Ng DHP, Fang L, Chow YYS, Lee YK. 2015 Dec. MAPK in Dunaliella tertiolecta regulates glycerol production in response to osmotic shock. European Jounal of Phycology. 51(2):119-128. doi: 10.1080/09670262.2015.1107758.
  • 2. Yao L, Tan TW, Ng YK, Ban KH, Shen H, Lin H, Lee YK. 2015 Nov. RNA-Seq transcriptomic analysis with Bag2D software identifies key pathways enhancing lipid yield in a high lipid-producing mutant of the non-model green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Biotechnol Biofuels. 8:191. doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0382-0. 26613001.
  • 3. Chow Y, Tu WY, Wang D, Ng DH, Lee YK. 2015 Oct. The role of micronutrients and strategies for optimized continual glycerol production from carbon dioxide by Dunaliella tertiolecta. Biotechnol Bioeng. 112(10):2163-71. doi: 10.1002/bit.25608. 25855006.
  • 4. Wang HK, Ng YK, Koh E, Yao L, Chien AS, Lin HX, Lee YK. 2015 Oct. RNA-Seq reveals transcriptomic interactions of Bacillus subtilis natto and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis in whole soybean solid-state co-fermentation. Food Microbiol. 51:25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.fm.2015.04.012. 26187824.
  • 5. Sybesma W, Kort R, Lee YK. 2015 Apr. Locally sourced probiotics, the next opportunity for developing countries?. Trends Biotechnol. 33(4):197-200. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.01.002. 25812840.