Faculty and Staff
SUN Chaomin
Title: Professor
Research Field: Deep-sea microbiology
Department: Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology
Tel/Fax: +86 532 82898857; Fax: +86 532 82898648.

Professor (1/2014-present) Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology,
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Assistant Project Scientist (1/2012-12/2013) Departments of Chemistry and MCB, University of California Berkeley, USA.
Postdoctor (12/2006-12/2011) Departments of Chemistry and MCB, University of California Berkeley, USA.


Ph. D (09/2002-07/2006): Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Molecular Microbiology, China.
Master (09/1999-06/2002): Department of Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, in Plant Pathology, China.
Bachelor (09/1995-06/1999): Department of Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, China


Research Interests
Marine Microbiology; Cultivation of uncultivated microorganisms from deep-sea environments; special life process and adaptation strategies of deep-sea microbes; exploration and utilization of marine microbial natural products.

     Selected Publications:
     Research papers
(1) Jing Zhang, Rui Liu, Shichuan Xi, Ruining Cai, Xin Zhang, Chaomin Sun*. A novel bacterial thiosulfate oxidation pathway provides a new clue about the formation of zero-valent sulfur in deep sea. ISME J, 2020 . DOI: 10.1038/s41396-020-0684-5.
(2) Ning Ma, Zhongli Sha, Chaomin Sun*. Formation of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles mediates cadmium resistance and light utilization of the deep-sea bacterium Idiomarina sp. OT37-5b. Environmental Microbiology, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15205.
(3) Rui Liu, Rikuan Zheng, Ge Liu, Chaomin Sun*. The cyclic lipopeptides suppress the motility of Vibrio alginolyticus via targeting the Na+-driven flagellar motor component MotX. Environmental Microbiology, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15144.
(4) Shengnan Zhou, Ge Liu, Rikuan Zheng, Chaomin Sun*, Shimei Wu*. Structural and functional insights of iturin W, a novel lipopeptide produced by the deep-sea bacterium Bacillus sp. wsm-1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2020, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01597-20.
(5) Ge Liu, Shan Kuang, Ruobing Cao, Ju Wang, Quancai Peng, Chaomin Sun*. Sorafenib kills Huh7.5 liver cancer cells by disrupting SCD1-mediated synthesis of monounsaturated fatty acids via ATP-AMPK-mTOR-SREBP1 signaling pathway. FASEB J. 2019, 33(9), doi: 10.1096/fj.201802619RR.
(6) Ge Liu, Kai Wang, Shan Kuang, Ruobing Cao, Li Bao, Rui Liu, Hongwei Liu*, Chaomin Sun*. The natural compound GL22, isolated from Ganoderma mushrooms, suppresses tumor growth by altering lipid metabolism and triggering cell death. Cell Death and Disease, 2018, 9(689), doi: 10.1038/s41419-018-0731-6.
(7) Linlin Zhang, Chaomin Sun*. Fengycins, cyclic lipopeptides from marine Bacillus subtilisstrains, kill the plant-pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe grisea by inducing reactive oxygen species production and chromatin condensation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2018, 84(18).
(8) Pengyuan Xiu, Rui Liu, Dechao Zhang*, Chaomin Sun*. Pumilacidin-like lipopeptides derived from marine bacterium Bacillus sp. suppress the motility of Vibrio alginolyticus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2017, 83(12). doi: 10.1128/AEM.00450-17.
(9) Chaomin Sun#,Jordi Querol-Audi,Stefanie A. Mortimer,Ernesto Arias-Palomo,Jennifer A. Doudna,Eva Nogales,Jamie H. D. Cate. Two RNA-binding motifs in eIF3 direct HCV IRES-dependent translation. Nucleic Acids Research, 2013, 41(15): 7512-7521, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt510.
(10)  Chaomin Sun#, Todorovic A#, Querol-Audí J, Bai Y, Villa N, Snyder M, Ashchyan J, Lewis CS, Hartland A, Gradia S, Fraser C, Doudna J, Nogales E, Cate J. Functional reconstitution of human translation initiation factor eIF3. PNAS, 2011 108(51): 20473-8.