Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Tao Ye received his B.Sc. (1983) and M.Sc. (1986) from East China University of Chemical Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. (1993) in organic chemistry from Queens University, Belfast, under the supervision of Professor Tony McKervey. After pursuing a post-doctoral stay with Professor Tony McKervey at QUB and ROPA-post-doctoral work with Professor Gerald Pattenden at University of Nottingham, he joined the University of Hong Kong in 1998, then moved to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. He has completed the total syntheses of 26 marine natural products. He is Peng Cheng Scholar (Shenzhen) and a recipient of WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Award (2012), Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2012 (To deliver a series lectures in Japan) and Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2012 (To deliver a series lectures in Mainland China).
Total synthesis of structurally and biologically compelling natural products and their analogues; design and synthesis of novel small molecule probes for biology