Cheng Bichu
Address:
School of Science, HIT Campus of University Town of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China (518055)
Email:
chengbichu at hit.edu.cn
Phone:
PERSONAL PROFILE
 
Bichu studied chemistry in China, USA, Germany and Canada. He obtained his PhD with David A. Evans at Harvard University and finished the total synthesis of a marine natural product (–)-nakadomarin A. During his postdoctoral training with Dirk Trauner at University of Munich and New York University, he synthesized three more natural products, including polyketide portentol. Meanwhile, he developed his interest into photopharmacology and made three photoswitchable inhibitors of membrane transporters. Bichu has been on the faculty of HITSZ since 2018.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Synthetic organic chemistry.
Development of new chemical reagents and synthetic methodologies, and their applications in the synthesis of small molecules, including both natural products and designed compounds for biology and material science.

Shen Zhen is one of the friendliest mega cities to young people in China, please contact Dr. Cheng by email if you are interested in joining us.
EDUCATION  
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
PATENT
   
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
1) Bichu Cheng,* Giulio Volpin, Johannes Morstein, Dirk Trauner, “Total synthesis of (±)-exotine B”, Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 4358–4361.

2) Bichu Cheng,* Rolf Müller, Dirk Trauner,* “Total Syntheses of Cystobactamids and Structural Confirmation of Cystobactamid 919-2”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12755–12759.

3) Bichu Cheng,# Denis Shchepakin,# Michael Kavanaugh,* Dirk Trauner,* “A Photoswitchable Inhibitor of a Glutamate Transporter”, ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2017, 8, 1668–1672.

4) Bichu Cheng, Dirk Trauner,* “A Highly Convergent and Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Portentol”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13800–13803.

5) Simone Bonazzi, Bichu Cheng, Joeseph S. Wzorek, David A. Evans,* “Total Synthesis of(–)-Nakadomarin A”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 9338-9341.
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Updated:2019-01