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Jianfei Ma Ph.D.

2010 Qiu Shi undergraduate - the Scholarship of Za Jimin.
2017 Outstanding Ph.D. scholarship Excellence Award, by Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Structure Biology, in Tsinghua University.
2018 National Scholarship for Doctoral Students.
2019 Advanced Innovation Fellow; Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Structural Biology.


2008-2012School of Life Sciences, Zhengzhou University B.E.

2012-2015Yantai Institute of Coastal Research, CAS, MA.Eng

2015-2019School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Ph.D.

2019-presentSchool of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Postdoc.

Main Reaearch Fields

Major research field is structural biology, biophysical biology and application of phycobilisome and related proteins from marine Red Algae. Phycobilisomes are huge light-harvesting complexes in cyanobacteria and red algae. Firstly, I resolved the first intact phycobilisome structure at near-atomic resolution by Cryo-EM single particle 3D reconstruction techniques. These results built solid foundation for revealing mechanism of phycobilisome assembling and energy transferring. Then, I will combine Cryo-EM single particle 3D reconstruction techniques, Cryo-EM tomography techniques to resolve phycobilisome and phycobilisome-thylakoid structures from other Red Algae and try to elucidate the biological mechanism of phycobilisome structure in coincidence with their energy transferring function.

Selected Publications

(1) Jun Zhang 1, Jianfei Ma 1 (Co-1st), Desheng Liu, Song Qin, Shan Sun *, Jindong Zhao, Sen-Fang Sui * (2017). Structure of phycobilisome from the red alga Griffithsia pacifica. Nature 551(7678): 57-63.

(2) Jianfei Ma 1, Xin You 1, Shan Sun 1, Xiaoxiao Wang, Song Qin, Sen-Fang Sui *: Structural basis for energy transfer in Porphyridium purpureum phycobilisome. (under review)

(3) 马建飞, 林瀚智*, 秦松*. 蓝藻藻胆体的体外组装研究进展. 中国科学:生命科学, 2016, (09): 1054-1061

(4) Jianfei Ma, Huaxin Chen, Song Qin*, Hanzhi Lin*: Natural and artificial phycobiliprotein in application as dye-sensitized solar cell. Current Biotechnology, 2015, Volume 4, No. 3, 275-281

(5) 马建飞,林瀚智,葛保胜,秦松:一种热稳定的光学敏化材料及其应用,2017.04.12授权中国发明专利(ZL201410471450.9)

(6) Jianfei Ma, Hanzhi Lin, Baosheng Ge, Song Qin: thermo-resisting sensitizer and its application, 授权PCT国际发明专利, PCT/CN2015/080861(卢森堡申请号 93017)