• Publications

    In reverse chronological order


    (#: Co-first author; *: Corresponding author)


    1. Bin Wang, Yuan Lu*. Multi-dimensional micro/nanorobots with collective behaviors. SmartMat, 2023: In press
    2. Liangwei Hu, Junzhu Yang, Qi Xia, Jin Zhang, Hongxin Zhao*, Yuan Lu*. Chemico-biological conversion of carbon dioxide. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2023.10.058
    3. Ting Wang, Yuan Lu*. Toward minimal transcription-translation machinery. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.3c00324
    4. Junzhu Yang#, Chi-Kit Sou#, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free biocatalysis coupled with photo-catalysis and electro-catalysis: efficient CO2-to-chemical conversion. Green Energy & Environment, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gee.2023.10.002
    5. Ruirui Guo, Bin Wang, Dong Liu, Yanjie Huang, Yuan Lu*. Cascade catalysis-coordinated nanorobot toward synergistic cancer chemoimmunotherapy. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2023, 11: 9201-9211.
    6. Changge Guan*, Jiawei Luo, Shucheng Li, Zheng Lin Tan, Yi Wang, Haihong Chen, Naoyuki Yamamoto, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Junjie Chen, Xin-Hui Xing*. Exploration of DPP-IV inhibitory peptide design rules assisted by the deep learning pipeline that identifies the restriction enzyme cutting site. ACS Omega, 2023, 8(42): 39662–39672.
    7. Xiaoxue Wang, Jian Dong*, Yuan Lu*. Circular mRNA: A novel therapeutic agent. Biotechnology Notes, 2023, 4: 58-63.
    8. Ting Wang#, Xiaomei Lin#, Yuting Li, Yuan Lu*. Artificial lipid biomembranes for full-length SARS-CoV-2 receptor. Advanced Materials, 2023: 2300575.
    9. Chenghai Bai, Chen Wang, Yuan Lu*. Novel vectors and administrations for mRNA delivery. Small, 2023: 2303713.
    10. Chen Wang#, Junzhu Yang#, Yuan Lu*. Click chemistry as a connection tool: Grand opportunities and challenges. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2023, 49:8-15.
    11. Jiawang Hu, Dong Liu, Xuanjie Xia, Bin Wang, Donglei Pan, Yifan Cheng, Yuan Lu*. MXene/perovskite-based bionic human odor sensor array with machine learning. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 468: 143752.
    12. Xiaowen Cheng#, Chen Wang#, Junzhu Yang#, Dong Liu, Yuting Liao, Bin Wang, Sanyang Han, Xue Zhang, Hao Zheng*, Yuan Lu*. Nanotransducer-enabled wireless spatiotemporal tuning of engineered bacteria in bumblebee. Small, 2023: 2301064.
    13. Xinjie Chen#, Chen Wang#, Yuan Lu*. Tactics targeting circular mRNA biosynthesis. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2023, 120: 1975-1985. (Cover)
    14. Yanjie Huang#, Dong Liu#, Ruirui Guo, Bin Wang, Yuan Lu*. Intelligent jellyfish-type Janus nanoreactor targeting synergistic treatment of bacterial infections. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2023, 6(6): 2384-2393.
    15. Yanan Wang#, Ting Wang#, Xinjie Chen, Yuan Lu*. IRES-mediated Pichia pastoris cell-free protein synthesis. Bioresources and Bioprocessing, 2023, 10: 35.
    16. Xiaowen Cheng#, Chen Wang#, Dong Liu#, Yuting Liao, Bin Wang, Xue Zhang, Hao Zheng, Yuan Lu*. Dynamic artificial cells by swarm nanorobotics and synthetic life chemistry. SCIENCE CHINA Materials, 2023, 66: 2090-2099.
    17. Qingyan Yuan, Minhui Wu, Yibo Liao, Shuli Liang, Yuan Lu*, Ying Lin*. Rapid prototyping enzyme homologs to improve titer of nicotinamide mononucleotide using a strategy combining cell-free protein synthesis with split GFP. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2023, 120(4): 1133-1146. (Cover)
    18. Xihao Liao#, Changge Guan#, Cheng-Hua Wang#, Xinjie Chen#, Xiaomei Lin, Lianghua Lu, Lu Li, Ting Wang, Nan Su, Bian Wu, Xinquan Wang, Chong Zhang, Yi Wang*, Yuan Lu*, Xin-Hui Xing*. Cross-species binding spectrum of ACE2 to SARS-CoV-2 RBD. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, 2023, 66(3): 639-642.
    19. Chuanting Qin#, Yi Wang#, Jiawang Hu, Ting Wang, Dong Liu, Jian Dong, Yuan Lu*. Artificial olfactory biohybrid system: An evolving sense of smell. Advanced Science, 2023, 10: 2204726.
    20. Dong Liu#, Dayin Sun#, Jiaxin Zhou#, Haoran Liu, Ruirui Guo, Bin Wang, Wenjun Ma, Zhenzhong Yang*, Yuan Lu*. Bionic morphological design and interface-free fabrication of halfmoon microrobots with enhanced motion performance. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 452(Part 3): 139464.
    21. Dong Liu#, Ruirui Guo#, Shuangshuang Mao#, Yanjie Huang, Bin Wang, Zijian Wu, Xuanjie Xia, Jian Dong, Yu Xin, Ruiyang Xie, Jianzhong Shou, Wei Sun, Yuan Pang*, Yuan Lu*. 3D magnetic field guided sunflower-like nanocatalytic active swarm targeting patients-derived organoids. Nano Research, 2023: 16(1): 1021-1032.
    22. Yuting Liao#, Dong Liu#, Bin Wang, Zijian Wu, Miao Ni, Mengchen Wang, Cheng-Hua Wang*, Yuan Lu*. Photothermally-modulated magnetic nanochains as swarm nanorobotics for microreaction control. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2023, 6(1): 21-33. (Cover)
    23. Dong Liu#, Yingying Liu#, Hua-Zhen Duan, Xinjie Chen, Yanan Wang, Ting Wang, Qing Yu, Yong-Xiang Chen*, Yuan Lu*. Customized synthesis of phosphoprotein bearing phosphoserine or its nonhydrolyzable analog. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2023, 8(1): 69-78.


    1. Bin Wang#, Dong Liu#, Yuting Liao, Yanjie Huang, Miao Ni, Mengchen Wang, Zhanpeng Ma, Zijian Wu, Yuan Lu*. Spatiotemporally actuated hydrogel by magnetic swarm nanorobotics. ACS Nano, 2022, 16(12): 20985-21001.
    2. Dong Liu, Ting Zhang, Yijia Guo, Yuting Liao, Zijian Wu, Hao Jiang, Yuan Lu*. Biohybrid magnetic microrobots for tumor assassination and active tissue regeneration. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2022, 5(12): 5933-5942.
    3. Yi Cui#, Xinjie Chen, Ze Wang*, Yuan Lu*. Ribosome purification from Escherichia coli by ultracentrifugation. Biotechnology Notes, 2022, 3: 118-123.
    4. Xiaomei Lin#, Ting Wang#, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free synthetic biology: Orchestrating the machinery for biomolecular engineering. Biotechnology Notes, 2022, 3: 97-101.
    5. Junzhu Yang#, Cheng-Yen Lin#, Yi Feng#, Chen Wang, Jun Ge*, Yuan Lu*. Chemical-triggered artificial cell based on metal-organic framework. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 450(Part 4): 138480.
    6. Dong Liu#, Ruirui Guo#, Bin Wang, Jiawang Hu, Yuan Lu*. Magnetic micro/nanorobots: A new age in biomedicines. Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2022: 2200208.
    7. Dong Liu#, Yanjie Huang#, Jiawang Hu, Bin Wang, Yuan Lu*. Multiscale catalysis under magnetic fields: Methodologies, advances, and trends. ChemCatChem, 2022: e202200889.
    8. Yanan Wang#, Xinjie Chen#, Wei Gao#, Lianju Ma*, Yuan Lu*. Mechanism investigation for efficient cell-free unnatural amino acid embedding. Process Biochemistry, 2022, 122 (Part 1): 306-314.
    9. Yi Cui#, Xinjie Chen#, Ze Wang, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free PURE system: Evolution and achievements. BioDesign Research, 2022: Article ID 9847014.
    10. Dong He#, Wen Zeng#, Yi Wang, Yifan Xing, Kang Xiong, Nan Su, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Xin-Hui Xing*. Isolation and characterization of novel peptides from fermented products of Lactobacillus for ulcerative colitis prevention and treatment. Food Science and Human Wellness, 2022, 11(6): 1464-1474.
    11. Jiaqi Hou, Nan Jiang, Lianju Ma, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free protein synthesis: From basic research to engineering applications. Synthetic Biology Journal, 2022, 3(3): 465-486.
    12. Qingning Ye#, Xiaomei Lin#, Ting Wang#, Yuntao Cui, Hao Jiang*, Yuan Lu*. Programmable protein topology via SpyCatcher-SpyTag chemistry in one-pot cell-free expression system. Protein Science, 2022: 31(6):e4335.
    13. Xiaomei Lin#, Caijin Zhou#, Ting Wang#, Xiaoting Huang, Junxin Chen, Zhixia Li, Jisong Zhang*, Yuan Lu*. CO2-elevated cell-free protein synthesis. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2022: 7(3): 911-917.
    14. Ting Wang, Yuan Lu*. Advances, challenges and future trends of cell-free transcription-translation biosensors. Biosensors, 2022: 12(5): 318.
    15. Dong Liu, Ting Zhang, Xiaowen Cheng, Bin Wang, Yijia Guo, Zhengzuo Liu, Hao Jiang, Yuan Lu*. Engineering pollen-derived microstructures to reveal material morpho-performance paradigm. Small, 2022: 2200037.
    16. Ruirui Guo#, Dong Liu#, Yanjie Huang, Bin Wang, Jian Dong*, Yuan Lu*. Honeycomb-like active microswarms for magnetically tunable cascade enzyme catalysis. Nanoscale, 2022, 14(17): 6535-6542.
    17. Yanjie Huang#, Dong Liu#, Ruirui Guo, Bin Wang, Zhengzuo Liu, Yijia Guo, Jian Dong*, Yuan Lu*. Magnetic-controlled dandelion-like nanocatalytic swarm for targeted biofilm elimination. Nanoscale, 2022, 14(17): 6497-6506.
    18. Yuan Lu*. Textile-embedded cell-free biosensors. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2022, 6: 225-226.
    19. Junzhu Yang#, Chen Wang#, Yuan Lu*. A temperature-controlled cell-free expression system by dynamic repressor. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2022, 11: 1408-1416. (Cover Article)
    20. Zhixia Li#, Yuting Li#, Xiaomei Lin#, Yuntao Cui, Ting Wang, Jian Dong*, Yuan Lu*. Supramolecular protein assembly in cell-free protein synthesis system. Bioresources and Bioprocessing, 2022, 9: 28.
    21. Shangsong Li#, Dong Liu#, Yuping Hu#, Zhijie Su, Xinai Zhang, Ruirui Guo, Dan Li, Yuan Lu*. Soft magnetic microrobot doped with porous silica for stability-enhanced multimodal locomotion in a nonideal environment. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14(8): 10856-10874.
    22. Dong Liu#, Ting Wang#, Yuan Lu*. Untethered microrobots for active drug delivery: From rational design to clinical settings. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2022, 2102253.
    23. Jiaqi Hou#, Xinjie Chen#, Nan Jiang#, Yanan Wang, Yi Cui, Lianju Ma*, Ying Lin*, Yuan Lu*. Toward efficient multiple-site incorporation of unnatural amino acids using cell-free translation system. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2022, 7(1): 522-532.


    1. Wenjun Ma, Dong Liu, Sida Ling, Jingwei Zhang, Zhuo Chen*, Yuan Lu, Jianhong Xu*. High-throughput and controllable fabrication of helical microfibers by hydrodynamically focusing flow. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13(49): 59392–59399.
    2. Xinjie Chen, Yuan Lu*. Circular RNA: Biosynthesis in vitro. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2021, Article 787881.
    3. Chen Wang#, Junzhu Yang#, Yuan Lu*. Modularize and unite: Toward creating a functional artificial cell. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 2021, Article 781986.
    4. Jian Li*, Yong-Chan Kwon*, Yuan Lu*, Simon J. Moore*. Editorial: Cell-free synthetic biology. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2021, Article 799122.
    5. Dong Liu#, Shangsong Li#, Ting Zhang, Hao Jiang, Yuan Lu*. 3D magnetic field-controlled synthesis, collective motion, and bioreaction enhancement of multifunctional peasecod-like nanochains. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13: 36157-36170.
    6. Junzhu Yang#, Liyuan Zhang#, Cheng Zhang#, Yuan Lu*. Exploration on the expression and assembly of virus-like particles. Biotechnology Notes, 2021, 2: 51-58.
    7. Junzhu Yang#, Yuntao Cui#, Zhou Cao#, Shengnan Ma, Yuan Lu*. Strategy exploration for developing robust lyophilized cell-free systems. Biotechnology Notes, 2021, 2: 44-50.
    8. Xinjie Chen#, Yingying Liu#, Jiaqi Hou#, Yuan Lu*. A linear DNA template-based framework for site-specific unnatural amino acid incorporation. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2021, 6: 192-199.
    9. Du-Xin Liu#, Jiali Bao#, Dong Liu#, Yuan Lu, Jing Xu*. Modeling of planar hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic actuators. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021, 6(4): 7533-7540.
    10. Yifan Xing#, Junyu Liu#, Xiaojie Guo, Haipeng Liu, Wen Zeng, Yi Wang, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Dong He, Shaohua Ma, Yonghong He, Xin-Hui Xing*. Engineering organoid microfluidic system for biomedical and health engineering: A review. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021, 30: 244-254.
    11. Liyuan Zhang#, Xiaomei Lin#, Ting Wang#, Wei Guo*, Yuan Lu*. Development and comparison of cell-free protein synthesis systems derived from typical bacterial chassis. Bioresources and Bioprocessing, 2021, 8: 58.
    12. Cheng-Yen Lin#, Yi Feng#, Jun Ge*, Yuan Lu*. Impact of metal–organic frameworks on protein expression. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2021, 34: 1403-1408.
    13. Xinjie Chen, Yuan Lu*. In silico design of linear DNA for robust cell-free gene expression. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2021, Article 670341.
    14. Xiaomei Lin, Zhixia Li, Yuting Li, Yuan Lu*. A robust Escherichia coli cell-free expression toolbox driven by sigma factors. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 171: 108031.
    15. Nan Jiang#, Xuanwei Ding#, Yuan Lu*. Development of a robust Escherichia coli-based cell-free protein synthesis application platform. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 165: 107830.
    16. Jun-Yu Liu, Dong He, Yi-Fan Xing, Wen Zeng, Kai Ren, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Song Yang, Shu-Jian Ou, Yi Wang*, Xin-Hui Xing*. Effects of bioactive components of Pu-erh tea on gut microbiomes and health: A review. Food Chemistry, 2021, 353: 129439.


    1. Chen Wang#, Yuhao Geng#, Qi Sun#, Jianhong Xu*, Yuan Lu*. A sustainable and efficient artificial microgel system: Toward creating a configurable synthetic cell. Small, 2020: 2002313.
    2. Junzhu Yang, Yuan Lu*. Physical stimuli-responsive cell-free protein synthesis. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2020, 5(4):363-368.
    3. Eunhee Cho, Yuan Lu*. Compartmentalizing cell-free systems: Toward creating life-like artificial cells and beyond. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2020, 9(11): 2881–2901. (Front Cover Article)
    4. Xiaomei Lin, Yuting Li, Zhixia Li, Rui Hua, Yuyang Xing, Yuan Lu*. Portable environment-signal detection biosensors with cell-free synthetic biosystems. RSC Advances, 2020, 10: 39261-39265.
    5. Peng Zhang#, Junzhu Yang#, Eunhee Cho#, Yuan Lu*. Bringing light into cell-free expression. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2020, 9: 2144-2153. (Cover Article)
    6. Liyuan Zhang, Wei Guo*, Yuan Lu*. Advances in cell-free biosensors: Principle, mechanism, and applications. Biotechnology Journal, 2020, 2000187(Front Cover Article)
    7. Nan Jiang, Lianju Ma*, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free synthetic biology in the new era of enzyme engineering. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2020, 28(11):2810-2816.
    8. Dong Liu, Zhenghuan Yang, Luyang Zhang, Minglun Wei, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free biology using remote-controlled digital microfluidics for individual droplet control. RSC Advances, 2020, 10: 26972-26981
    9. Xinjie Chen#, Qi Sun#, Yuan Lu*. Creating a locally crowded environment with nanoclay hydrogels for cell-free biosynthesis. Soft Matter, 2020, 16: 5132-5138 (Cover Article)
    10. Xiaomei Lin#, Caijin Zhou#, Jisong Zhang*, Yuan Lu*. O2-tuned protein synthesis machinery in Escherichia coli-based cell-free system. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2020, 8: Article 312
    11. Caijin Zhou#, Xiaomei Lin#, Yuan Lu*, Jisong Zhang*. Flexible on-demand cell-free protein synthesis platform based on a tube-in-tube reactor. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2020, 5: 270-277 (Front Cover Article)
    12. Yang Ji#, Yi Wang#, Wen Zeng, Xiang Mei, Shanshan Du, Yishu Yan, Jie Hao, Zhenqing Zhang, Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Jun Ge, Xin-Hui Xing*. A heparin derivatives library constructed by chemical modification and enzymatic depolymerization for exploitation of non-anticoagulant functions. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2020, 249:116824


    1. Licheng Wang, Hanyi Hou, Xinqi Jiao, Tianyin Shen, Yingying Liu, Yida Qiao, Yu Liu, Yuan Lu*, Jun Ge*. Bifunctional Therapy by Zinc-Cobalt Bimetal-Organic Framework with Encapsulated Doxorubicin to Overcome Drug-resistance.ChemNanoMat, 2019, 5: 1531-1539
    2. Yuan Lu, Jamin Koo*. O2 sensitivity and H2 production activity of hydrogenases-A review. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2019,116:3124-3135
    3. Yingying Liu, Ning Bu*, Yuan Lu*. Cell-free synthetic biology: an emerging strategy to revolutionize the biomedical industry. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 2019, 35(12): 2269-2283
    4. Peng Zhang, Huibao Feng, Junzhu Yang, Hao Jiang*, Hongjun Zhou, Yuan Lu*. Detection of inorganic ions and organic molecules with cell-free biosensing systems. Journal of Biotechnology, 2019, 300: 78-86
    5. Peng Zhang, Junqian Wang, Xuanwei Ding, Jun Lin, Hao Jiang*, Hongjun Zhou, Yuan Lu*. Exploration of the tolerance ability of a cell-free biosynthesis system to toxic substances. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2019, 189:1096-1107
    6. Yi-Fan Xing, Dong He, Yi Wang, Wen Zeng, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Nan Su, Yan-Hua Kong, Xin-Hui Xing. Chemical constituents, biological functions and pharmacological effects for comprehensive utilization of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver. Food Science and Human Wellness, 2019, 8: 177-188
    7. Wei Gao#, Eunhee Cho#, Yingying Liu#, Yuan Lu*. Advances and challenges in cell-free incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2019, 10, Article 611
    8. Wei Gao, Ning Bu*, Yuan Lu*. Efficient incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins with a robust cell-free system. Methods and Protocols, 2019, 2(1):16


    1. Yishu Yan#, Yuan Lu#, Xiaoni Liu, Yan Zhang*, Jinghua Chen*. pH-driven precise control of hybridization reaction kinetics for rapid DNA assay. ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3(38):10646-10650
    2. Wei Gao, Ning Bu*, Yuan Lu*. Recent advances in cell-free unnatural protein synthesis. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 2018, 34(9): 1371−1385
    3. Xuanwei Ding#, Dong Liu#, George Booth, Wei Gao, Yuan Lu*. Virus-like particle engineering: From rational design to versatile applications. Biotechnology Journal, 2018, 13(5):1700324 (Front Cover Article)
    4. Yang Ji, Yuan Lu, Yishu Yan, Xinxin Liu, Nan Su, Chong Zhang, Shengli Bi, Xin‐Hui Xing. Design of fusion proteins for efficient and soluble production of immunogenic Ebola virus glycoprotein in Escherichia coli. Biotechnology Journal, 2018:1700627
    5. Dong He, Wenming Zhu, Wen Zeng, Jun Lin, Yang Ji, Yi Wang, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Daoquan Zhao, Nan Su, Xin-Hui Xing. Nutritional and medicinal characteristics of Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) for applications in healthcare industry by artificial cultivation: A review. Food Science and Human Wellness, 2018, 7(1):1-10 (Front Cover Article)
    6. Peng Zhang#, Jun Lin#, Yuan Lu*. Advances in cell-free protein synthesis. Chinese Journal of Bioprocess Engineering, 2018, 16(01): 59-66
    7. Zhidan Liu, Buchun Si, Jiaming Li, Jianwei He, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Yuanhui Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Bioprocess engineering for biohythane production from low-grade waste biomass: technical challenges towards scale up. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2018, 50: 25-31


    1. Yan Wu, Yaqiao Hao, Xuan Wei, Qi Shen, Xuanwei Ding, Liyan Wang, Hongxin Zhao*, Yuan Lu*. Impairment of NADH dehydrogenase and regulation of anaerobic metabolism by the small RNA RyhB and NadE for improved biohydrogen production in Enterobacter aerogenes. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2017, 10: 248
    2. Dong Liu, Yunze Sun, Yuhao Li, Yuan Lu*. Perturbation of formate pathway and NADH pathway acting on the biohydrogen production. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7:9587
    3. Yishu Yan, Changge Guan, Shanshan Du, Wenming Zhu, Yang Ji, Nan Su, Xiang Mei, Dong He, Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Effects of Enzymatically Depolymerized Low Molecular Weight Heparins on CCl4-Induced Liver Fibrosis. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2017, 8:514
    4. Yishu Yan, Shanshan Du, Yang Ji, Nan Su, Yi Wang, Dong He, Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Discovery of enzymatically depolymerized heparins capable of treating Bleomycin-induced pulmonary injury and fibrosis in mice. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017,174: 82-88
    5. Yuan Lu*. Cell-free synthetic biology: Engineering in an open world. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 2017, 2 (1):23-27
    6. Yishu Yan, Yang Ji, Nan Su, Xiang Mei, Yi Wang, Shanshan Du, Wenming Zhu, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Xin-Hui Xing. Non-anticoagulant effects of low molecular weight heparins in inflammatory disorders: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017, 160: 71-81


    1. Shouchi Zhang, Qiheng Lai, Yuan Lu, Zhidan Liu, Tianmin Wang, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Enhanced biohydrogen production from corn stover by the combination of Clostridium cellulolyticum and hydrogen fermentation bacteria. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2016, 122 (4): 482-487
    2. Yuan Lu, James R. Swartz. Functional properties of flagellin as a stimulator of innate immunity. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:18379
    3. Yuan Lu, Hongxin Zhao, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Insights into the global regulation of anaerobic metabolism for improved biohydrogen production. Bioresource Technology, 2016, 200: 35-41

    Before 2016

    1. Yuan Lu, Wei Chan, Benjamin Y. Ko, Christopher C. VanLang, James R. Swartz. Assessing sequence plasticity of a virus-like nanoparticle by evolution toward a versatile scaffold for vaccines and drug delivery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2015, 112(40): 12360-12365 (Direct submission) News & Features: Stanford News, The Stanford Daily, ScienceDaily, Phys.org, Reddit, FierceBiotech Research, World Pharma News, SciCentral, Varsity, GlobalNews Connect, NewsReality, etc.
    2. Hongxin Zhao#, Yuan Lu#, Liyan Wang, Chong Zhang, Cheng Yang, Xin-Hui Xing. Disruption of lactate dehydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase for increased hydrogen production and its effect on metabolic flux in Enterobacter aerogenes. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 194: 99-107 (#Co-first author)
    3. Yuan Lu, John P. Welsh, James R. Swartz. Production and stabilization of the trimeric influenza hemagglutinin stem domain for potentially broadly protective influenza vaccines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2014, 111(1): 125-130 (Direct submission) News & Features: Stanford News, The Stanford Daily, Mountain View Voice, Palo Alto Online, ScienceDaily, RT Magazine, WSRQ Sarasota 1220AM & 106.9 FM, GEN News, HighBeam Research, Scope Blog, Futurity, Daily World 24, HealthCanal, Inform Special, Vaccine News Daily, etc.
    4. Yuan Lu, John P. Welsh, Wei Chan, James R. Swartz. Escherichia coli-based cell free production of flagellin and ordered flagellin display on virus-like particles. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2013, 110(8): 2073-2085 (Spotlight article)
    5. Zhidan Liu, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Xiao Wu, Lang Wang, Linjun Wang, Bing Han, Xin-Hui Xing. States and challenges for high-value biohythane production from waste biomass by dark fermentation technology. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 135: 292–303
    6. Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Hongxin Zhao, Xin-Hui Xing. Improvement of hydrogen productivity by introduction of NADH regeneration pathway in Clostridium paraputrificum. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2012, 167(4): 732-741
    7. Yuan Lu, Qiheng Lai, Chong Zhang, Hongxin Zhao, Xin-Hui Xing. Alteration of energy metabolism in Enterobacter aerogenes by external addition of pyrophosphates and overexpression of polyphosphate kinase for enhanced hydrogen production. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 2012, 87(7): 996-1003
    8. John P. Welsh, Yuan Lu, Xiao-Song He, Harry B. Greenberg, James R. Swartz. Cell-free production of trimeric influenza hemagglutinin head domain proteins as vaccine antigens. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2012, 109(12): 2962–2969
    9. Hao Zheng, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Pei-Xia Jiang, Xin-Hui Xing. Alteration of anaerobic metabolism in Escherichia coli for enhanced hydrogen production by heterologous expression of hydrogenase genes originating from Synechocystis sp. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 37(21):15875–15885
    10. Kun Ma, Hongxin Zhao, Chong Zhang, Yuan Lu, Xin-Hui Xing. Impairment of NADH dehydrogenase for increased hydrogen production and its effect on metabolic flux redistribution in wild strain and mutants of Enterobacter aerogenes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37(21):15875–15885
    11. He-Ping Li, Zhi-Bin Wang, Nan Ge, Pei-Si Le, Hao Wu, Yuan Lu, Li-Yan Wang, Chong Zhang, Cheng-Yu Bao, Xin-Hui Xing. Studies on the physical characteristics of the radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharge plasmas for the genome mutation of Methylosinus trichosporium. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2012, 40(11): 2853-2860
    12. Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Qiheng Lai, Hongxin Zhao, Xin-Hui Xing. Improved hydrogen production under microaerophilic conditions by overexpression of polyphosphate kinase in Enterobacter aerogenes. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 2011, 48:187-192
    13. Yuan Lu, Liyan Wang, Kun Ma, Guo Li, Chong Zhang, Hongxin Zhao, Qiheng Lai, He-Ping Li, Xin-Hui Xing. Characteristics of hydrogen production of an Enterobacter aerogenes mutant generated by a new atmospheric and room temperature plasma (ARTP). Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2011,55:17-22
    14. Yuan Lu, Hongxin Zhao, Chong Zhang, Qiheng Lai, Xi Wu, Xin-Hui Xing. Alteration of hydrogen metabolism of ldh-deleted Enterobacter aerogenes by overexpression of NAD(+)-dependent formate dehydrogenase. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2010, 86:255-262
    15. Yuan Lu, Liyan Wang, Yuan Xue, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing, Kai Lou, Zhidong Zhang, Yong Li, Guifeng Zhang, Jingxiu Bi, Zhiguo Su. Production of violet pigments by a newly isolated psychrotrophic bacterium from the glacier in Xinjiang of China. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2009,43(2):135-141
    16. Yuan Lu, Qiheng Lai, Chong Zhang, Hongxin Zhao, Kun Ma, Xuebing Zhao, Hongzhang Chen, Dehua Liu, Xin-Hui Xing. Characteristics of hydrogen and methane production from cornstalks by an augmented two- or three-stage anaerobic fermentation process. Bioresource Technology, 2009,100(12):2889-2895
    17. Yuan Lu, Hongxin Zhao, Chong Zhang, Qiheng Lai, Xin-Hui Xing. Perturbation of formate pathway for hydrogen production by expressions of formate hydrogen lyase and its transcriptional activator in wild Enterobacter aerogenes and its mutants. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34:5072-5079
    18. Yuan Lu, Hongxin Zhao, Chong Zhang, Qiheng Lai, Xi Wu, Xin-Hui Xing. Expression of NAD(+)-dependent formate dehydrogenase in Enterobacter aerogenes IAM1183 and its modification for the anaerobic metabolism and hydrogen production. Biotechnology Letters, 2009, 31:1525-1530
    19. Hongxin Zhao, Kun Ma, Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Cloning and knockout of formate hydrogen lyase and H2-uptake hydrogenase genes in Enterobacter aerogenes for enhanced hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34: 186-194
    20. Haisheng Wang, Peixia Jiang, Yuan Lu, Zhiyong Ruan, Ruibo Jiang, Xin-Hui Xing, Kai Lou, Dong Wei. Optimization of culture conditions for violacein production by a new strain of Duganella sp. B2. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2009, 44(2-3):119-124
    21. Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Hongxin Zhao, Kun Ma, Qiheng Lai, Xin-hui Xing. Advances in Production Technology of Biological Fuel Gas. Chemical Industry (Chinese). 2008,26(6): 31-38
    22. Haisheng Wang, Yuan Lu, Yuan Xue, Zhiyong Ruan, Ruibo Jiang, Xin-Hui Xing, Kai Lou. Separation, purification and structure identification of purple pigment s from Duganella B2. Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (Chinese), 2008,59(3): 630-635
    23. Hongxin Zhao, Cheng Yang, Yuan Lu, Rong Shi, Qiheng Lai, Xin-Hui Xing. Characteristic of enzymatic phosphorylation of inosine by Enterobacter aerogenes. Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), 2008, 48(12): 2122-2125
    24. Haisheng Wang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Yuan Lu, Zhiyong Ruan, Xin-Hui Xing, Ruibo Jiang. Recent research progress of bacterial violacein. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress (China). 2008, 27(3): 315-321
    25. Yuan Lu, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing. Effect of cultivation conditions on hydrogen production by Clostridium paraputrificum M-21. Chinese Journal of Bioprocess Engineering, 2004,2(2): 41-45


    1. Junzhu Yang, Yuan Lu*. Optical Sensing in Cell-Free Expression. In: Karim A.S., Jewett M.C. (eds) Cell-Free Gene Expression. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana, New York, NY., 2022, 2433: 343-349. [A chapter in an edited book]
    2. Yuan Lu*. Cell-Free Synthetic Biology. Springer, 2020. [Book] 
    3. Yuan Lu*. Advances in cell-free biosynthetic technology, in: Sudhir P. Singh, Ashok Pandey, Guocheng Du, Sudesh Kumar (Eds.), Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Elsevier, 2019, pp. 23-45. [A chapter in an edited book]
    4. 卢元. 第6章: 无细胞合成生物系统. 合成生物学. 化学工业出版社. [A chapter in an edited book]