Sep. 1993 - Jun. 1997 B.S. in Biochemistry, Lanzhou University, China
Sep. 1997 - Jun. 2000 M.S. in Marine Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China
Jan. 2001 - Apr. 2004 Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Feb. 2022 - present, Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China
Aug. 2013 - Feb.2022, Senior Scientist, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Feb. 2012 - Aug. 2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
Dec. 2009 - Feb. 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Jan. 2008 - Oct. 2008, Senior Research Assistant, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
May. 2004 - Dec. 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Committee of Microbial Resource, Chinese Ocean Research Committee
Associate editor of Deep Sea Research Part I
Associate editor of Frontier Marine Sciences
Editor of Microorganisms
Master’s & Ph.D. Advising
PhD graduates: Jiao-Mei Huang, Guo-Jie Cui, Wen-Li Li, Zhan-Fei Wei
Master graduates: Yu-Zhi Wu, Rui Lu
PhD candidates: Ying-Li Zhou, Qing-Mei Li, Hong-Xi Zhang
Master candidates: Tao-Shu Wei, Hua-Guan Xu, Yu-Hang Zhang
My research group focuses on deep-sea microbial genomics for studies of 1) formation of microbial network in extreme environments; 2) in situ activities of deep-sea microbes; 3) relationship between deep biosphere and origin of life.
Chinese Key Research and Development Program (2016YFC0302500)
National Science Foundation of China (31460001)
National Science Foundation of China (41476104)
The Strategic Priority Research Program B of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB06010201)
Yong Wang*, Jiaomei Huang. LIR: A package for identification of long inverted repeats in genomes. Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics, 2017, 15: 141-146.
Li-Sheng He, Peiwei Zhang, Jiaomei Huang, Fang-Chao Zhu, Antoine Danchin, YongWang*. The enigmatic genome of an obligate ancient Spiroplasma symbiont in a hadal holothurian. Appl Env Microbiol. 2018, 84: e01965-17
Yong Wang*, Fang-Chao Zhu, Li-Sheng He, Antoine Danchin*. Unique tRNA gene profile suggests paucity of nucleotide modifications in anticodons of a deep-sea symbiotic Spiroplasma. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018, 46：2197-2203.
Yong Wang*, Jiaomei Huang, Guojie Cui, Takuro Nunoura, Y. Takaki, Wenli Li, Jun Li, Zhaoming Gao, Takai Ken, Aiqun Zhang, Ramunas Stepanauskas. Genomics insights into ecotype formation of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in the deep ocean. Environ. Microbiol. 2019, 21:716-729.
Yong Wang*, Zhaoming Gao, Jun Li, Lisheng He, Guojie Cui, Wen-Li Li, Jun Chen, Yongzhi Xin, Dusi Cai, Aiqun Zhang. Hadal water sampling by in situ microbial filtration and fixation (ISMIFF) apparatus. Deep-Sea Res I. 2019, 144:132-137
Jiaomei Huang, Brett Baker, Jiaotao Li, Yong Wang*. New microbial lineages capable of carbon fixation and nutrient cycling in deep-sea sediments of the northern South China Sea. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 2019, 85: 00523-19
Zhaoming Gao, Jiaomei Huang, Guojie Cui, Wenli Li, Jun Li, Zhanfei Wei, Jun Chen, Yongzhi Xin, Dusi Cai, Aiqun Zhang, Yong Wang.* In situ meta-omic insights into the community compositions and ecological roles of hadal microbes in the Mariana Trench. Environmental Microbiology. 2019, 21:4192-4108
Zhanfei Wei, Wenli Li, Jun Li, Jun Chen, Yongzhi Xin, Lisheng He, YongWang*. Multiple in situ nucleic acid collections (MISNAC) from deep-sea waters. Front. Mar. Sci. 2020, 18: 00081.
Yong Wang, Jiaomei Huang, Yongli Zhou, Alexandra Almerda, Robert Finn, Antoine Danchin, Lisheng He. Phylogenomics of expanding uncultured environmental Tenericutes provides insights into their pathogenicity and evolutionary relationship with Bacilli. BMC Genomics 2020, 21: 408.
Guojie Cui, Yingli Zhou, Wenli Li, Zhaoming Gao, Jiaomei Huang, Yong Wang.*A novel bacterial phylum that participates in carbon and osmolyte cycling in the Challenger Deep sediments. Environ. Microbiol. 2020, 23: 3758-3772
Yong Wang*, Wenli Li, Qingmei Li, Yingli Zhou, Zhaoming Gao, Dong Feng. Deep-sea carbonates are a reservoir of fossil microbes previously inhabiting cold seeps. Front. Mar. Sci. 2021, 8: 698545.
Wenli Li, Xiyang Dong, Rui Lu, Pengfei Zheng, Dong Feng, YongWang.* Microbial ecology of sulfur cycling near the sulfate–methane transition of deep-sea cold seep sediments. Environ. Microbiol. 2021, 23: 6844-6858.
Yong Wang*, Wenli Li, Brett Baker, Yingli Zhou, Lisheng He, Antoine Danchin, Qingmei Li, Zhaoming. Carbon metabolism and adaptation of hyperalkaliphilic microbes in serpentinizing spring of Manleluag, the Philippines. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 2022,14: 308-319
Yingli Zhou#, Paraskevi Mara#, Guojie Cui, Virginia Edgcomb, Yong Wang*. Microbiomes in the Challenger Deep slope and bottom-axis sediments. Nature Communications. 2022, 13: 1515
Pengfei Zheng, Zhanfei Wei, Yingli Zhou, Qingmei Li, Qi Zhi, Xiaoping Diao, Yong Wang*. Genomic evidence for the recycling of complex organic carbon by novel Thermoplasmatota clades in deep-sea sediments. mSystems. 2022, 00072-22.
Yong Wang and Pei-Yuan Qian. 2013. Conserved regions in 16S ribosome RNA sequences and primer design for studies of environmental microbes. Encyclopedia of Metagenomics.
Yong Wang and Pei-Yuan Qian. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships among Acidobacteria subdivisions reconstructed using conservative sites in 16S rRNA genes. Encyclopedia of Metagenomics.
Guojie Cui and Yong Wang. 2021. Chapter 5: Hadal microbial communities, diversity and ecological functions. Hadal Science. Science Press (in Chinese)
Awards and Honors
National Natural Science Award in 2016 (second class, rank 3)
National Science and Technology Department Award of young talent in 2019
Excellence award of ‘One-Hundred Talents’ in 2019