Contact

Location: Gek-Ming Sia, Ph.D.

Department

Pharmacology

Qifei Cong, Ph.D.

Postdoctural Fellow

Personal Statement:

The most direct approach involved in my research work would be pulled down the protein of interest from knockin mouse and to identify the interactions between the proteins. Using general biochemistry, molecular biology, and other anatomical procedures, neural cell culture, and animal behavioral experiments, we try to illustrate the molecular basis of synaptogenesis and the relationship to neurodevelopmental disorders.


Education

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, China

Research

• neurodevelopment • synaptogenesis
• depression • autism
• glycobiology

Awards & Accomplishments

Best Student Oral Presentation – 4th Shanghai Marine Drug Youth Research Forum – 2015
Outstanding Student of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica – 2015
Honorable Award of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica Graduate Symposium – 2014

Publications

Cong, Q., Dong, Q.*, Chen, H., Liao, W., Xiao, F., Qin, Y., Wang, P. , Ding, K.* (2016) Structural characterization and effect on anti-angiogenic activity of a fucoidan from Sargassum fusiforme Carbohydr Polym. Jan 20;136:899-907
Qin, Y., Ke, J., Gu, X., Fang, J., Wang, W., Cong, Q., Li, J., Tan, J., Brunzelle, J.S., Zhang, C., Jiang, Y., Melcher, K., Li, J-P., Xu, HE. and Ding, K.* (2015) Structural and functional study of D-glucuronyl C5-epimerase. J Biol Chem. Feb 20;290(8):4620-30
Zheng, C., Dong, Q., Chen, H., Cong, Q. and Ding, K. (2015) Structural characterization of a polysaccharide from Chrysanthemum morifolium flowers and its antioxidant activity Carbohydr Polym. Oct 5;130:113-121
Cong, Q., Xiao, F., Liao, W., Dong, Q*. and Ding, K*., (2014) Structure and biological activities of an alginate from Sargassum fusiforme, and its sulfated derivative Int J Biol Macromol. Aug;69:252-259
Cong, Q., Shang, M., Dong, Q*., Liao, W., Xiao, F. and Ding, K.* (2014) Structure and activities of a novel heteroxylan from Cassia obtusifolia seeds and its sulfated derivative Carbohydr Res. Jul 1;393:43-50
Selected Abstracts
Cong, Q., Ni, X., Dong, Q.* and Ding, K.* The effect of an alginic acid from Sargassum fusiforme on NF-κB signaling pathway 22nd International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Dalian, China – June 2013
Cong, Q., Shang, M., Ni, X., Dong, Q.* and Ding, K.* Structure characterization of a glucuronoxylan isolated from Cassia obtusifolia seeds and its effect on NF-κB signaling pathway 22nd International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Dalian, China – June 2013
Cong, Q., Xiao, F., Dong, Q.* and Ding, K.* Structure elucidation of a fucoidan isolated from Sargassum fusiforme and its anti-angiogenesis activity 2013 International Symposium on Chemical and Glycobiology, Shanghai, China – June, 2013