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JIN Fan, Professor Low-dimensional Physics and Chemistry
Name:  Fan Jin (金帆)
Born:   1978-3, Beijing
Address:  Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale(HFNL), USTC HFNL national building 16004
Tel: 0551-63606925
Fax: 0551-63606743
Website: http://biofilm.ustc.edu.cn/
E-mail: fjinustc@ustc.edu.cn   pizzball@gmail.com
 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 1997.07-2002.07 B.S., Student, Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China, P. R. China.
 2003.08-2007.06 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 2007.06-2009.01 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 2009.01-2009.11 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
 2009.11-2011.08 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Bioengineering, California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.
 2011.08- Professor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale;
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China
CAS Key Lab of Soft Matter Chemistry
 CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Model bacteria (such as E. coli or Pseudomonas aeruginosa) provide us unique opportunities to understand how life works at different hierarchies, including the gene level, single cell or multiple cells level. We have great interests to answer some challenging questions that arose from puzzling phenomena. Importantly, we do believe that the underlying rules which govern the phenomena must be simple. Our current research mainly focus on following parts:
1) Surface motility and adaptability in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
2) Surface sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
3) Bacterial communities.
4) Properties and functions of extracellular polymeric substances.
5) Colloids and bacteria.
6)  Synthetic biology and Artificial life.
 
          
Bacterial slingshots on a soft surface      Graph presentation for a bacterial network
           
 REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1) Zhang, RR.+, Ni, L.+, Jin, ZY., Li, JH., Jin, F.* “Bacteria slingshot more on soft surfaces ”, Nat. Commun., 5, 5541 (2014).
2) Gao, P.+, Xing, XC.+, Li, Y., Ngai, T.*, Jin, F.*"Charging and discharging of single colloidal particles at oil/water interfaces", Sci. Rep., 4,4778 (2014).
3) Zhao, K., Tseng, BS., Beckerman, B., Jin, F., Gibiansky, ML., Harrison, JJ., Luijten, E.*, Parsek, MR.*, Wong, G.C.L.*., "Psl trails guide exploration and microcolony formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms", Nature, 497, 7449 (2013).
4) Jin, F.+, Conrad, J.C.+, Gibiansky, M.L., Wong, G.C.L.*, “Bacteria use type-IV pili to slingshot on surfaces ”, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 108, 12617 (2011).
5) Gibiansky, M.L.+, Conrad, J.C.+, Jin, F., Gordon, V.D. Motto, D.A., Mathewson, M.A., Stopka,W.G., Zelasko, D.C., Shrout, J.D., Wong, G.C.L.*, “Bacteria use type IV pili to walk upright and detach from surfaces”. Science, 330,197(2010).

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