Dr. Tao Yu is a professor in Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yu received his B.Sc. degree in Shandong University, and Ph.D. from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Postdoc fellow in Sysbio Lab in Chalmers University of Technology before joining the faculty at SIAT. His works were published in Cell, Nature Metabolism，Nature Catalysis, Cell Research, Nature Communications and other influential journals. His research interests are to develop biotechnological solutions to address global challenges in sustainable manufacturing, renewable energy, and food security. Major research directions: Synthetic metabolism or Metabolic rewiring, Evolution engineering and Metabolic engineering.