Xingguo Liang was born in China, in 1971. He received the B.S.Ch.E. and M.Che.E. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He studied the synthetic chemistry of dyes and pigments. After working as an Assistant Professor at the Tianjin University for 3 years, he entered a doctor course of chemistry and biotechnology in the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2001, he started to serve in the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of The University of Tokyo as a Postdoc, working on the modification of nucleic acids and artificial control of DNA function. In 2003, he moved to Boston University as a Research Associate and participated in the community on DNA topology and DNA amplification. Since 2006, Liang has worked in Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He is devoted to the fields of organic chemistry, photochemistry, and biochemistry, especially contributing to the nucleic acids chemistry. His research interests are mainly in the photoregulation of nucleic acids function, photoresponsive DNA nanostructures and nanodevices, de novo DNA synthesis, and the origin of life. In 2007, He became an Associate Professor at the Nagoya University. From 2011, he has worked in Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, as a Full Professor. He is also interested in DNA circularization and catenanes.
Biography Updated on 24 October 2016