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. Lin, H., Shen, H., & Lee, Y. K. (2018). Cellular and molecular responses of Dunaliella tertiolecta by expression of a plant medium chain length fatty acid specific acyl-ACP thioesterase. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(APR). doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00619.
  • 2. Zhang, L., Wu, W., Lee, Y. K., Xie, J., & Zhang, H. (2018). Spatial heterogeneity and co-occurrence of mucosal and luminal microbiome across swine intestinal tract. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(JAN). doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00048.
  • 3. Lin, H., & Lee, Y. K. (2017). Genetic engineering of medium-chain-length fatty acid synthesis in Dunaliella tertiolecta for improved biodiesel production. Journal of Applied Phycology, 29(6), 2811-2819. doi:10.1007/s10811-017-1210-7.
  • 4. Ma, X., Yao, L., Yang, B., Lee, Y. K., Chen, F., & Liu, J. (2017). RNAi-mediated silencing of a pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase enhances triacylglycerol biosynthesis in the oleaginous marine alga Nannochloropsis salina. Scientific Reports, 7(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-11932-4.
  • 5. Low, J. S. Y., Soh, S. -E., Lee, Y. K., Kwek, K. Y. C., Holbrook, J. D., Van der Beek, E. M., . . . Lay, C. (2017). Ratio of Klebsiella/Bifidobacterium in early life correlates with later development of paediatric allergy. BENEFICIAL MICROBES, 8(5), 681-695. doi:10.3920/BM2017.0020.