Principal Investigator


LUO Haiwei

Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences
​​The Chinese University of Hong Kong​
​Tel: (852) 3943 6121
CV      ​CUHK website



LIN Xingqin (Since January 2019)

Marine wetland Roseobacters, nitrogen and sulfur metabolism, population genomics

Ph.D.    Marine Microbiology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M.Sc.    Botony, Sun Yat-sen University
B.Sc.     Biotechnology, Sun Yat-sen University


WANG Sishuo (Since November 2017)

Alphaproteobacteria evolutionary history

Ph.D.   Botany, University of British Columbia
B.Sc.    Honors Program in Life Science, China Agricultural University


ZHANG Hao (Since January 2021)

Marine Flavobacteria, deep time evolution

Ph.D      Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Sc.     Environmental Microbiology, Northeast Forestry University
B.Sc.      Biotechnology, Northeast Forestry University

Postgraduate Students


CHU Xiao (Since August 2016)

Pelagic Roseobacters, population genomics

M.Sc.     Microbiology, Yunnan University
B.Sc.      Biotechnology, Southwest Forest University


FENG Xiaoyuan (Since March 2018)

Thaumarchaeota evolutionary history, ecological genomics of Roseobacters

M.Sc.     Bioinformatics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
B.Sc.      Bioinformatics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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LIAO Tianhua (Since August 2019)

Microbes and evolution of nitrogen cycles, deep time evolution

B.Sc.      Chemical biology, Sun Yat-sen University


TAO Jinjin (Since August 2018)

Soil free-living Bradyrhizobium, population genomics 

M.Sc.      Ecology, Nanjing Agricultural University
B.Sc.       Agronomy, Anhui Agricultural University​


WANG Xiaojun (Since August 2016)

Population genomics of Roseobacters and deep sea microbes 

B.Sc.      Bioinformatics, Harbin Medical University​


XIE Mei (Since August 2020)

Roseobacters in coral ecosystems, population genomics 

M.Sc.     Marine biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.Sc.      Biotechnology, Jinan University

Research Assistant


QIAN Yang (Since July 2020)

Marine wetland Roseobacters, population genomics

M.Sc.     Bioengineering, Shandong University
B.Sc.      Bioengineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology


XING Yanfeng (Since October 2020)

Marine wetland Roseobacter, sulfur metabolism

B.Sc. Biological Science, Tsinghua University