Professor LUO Haiwei

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(Office): Marine Science Laboratory
(Lab): Marine Science Laboratory

People LHW
 

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(Office):(852) 3943 6121, 3943 6017
(Lab): (852) 3943 6770

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Education

2010 Ph.D (Molecular Evolution), University of South Carolina
2008 MSc (Marine Microbiology), University of South Carolina
2004 BSc (Environmental Science), Xiamen University

Positions

  • 2015.1  Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, CUHK
  • 2010-2014  Postdoctorial Research Associate, University of Georgia

Research Interests

  • Microbial evolution and ecology, genomics, bioinformatics

Representative Publications

  • M. Ren, X. Feng, Y. Huang, H. Wang, Z. Hu, S. Clingenpeel, B.K. Swan, M.M. Fonseca, D. Posada, R. Stepanauskas, J.T. Hollibaugh, P.G. Foster, T. Woyke, H. Luo*. 2019. Phylogenomics suggests oxygen availability as a driving force in Thaumarchaeota evolution. The ISME Journal (in press)
  • H. Zhang, S. Yoshizawa, Y. Sun, Y. Huang, X. Chu, J.M. González, J. Pinhassi, H. Luo*. 2019. Repeated evolutionary transitions of flavobacteria from marine to non-marine habitats. Environmental Microbiology 21 (2):648-666
  • F.L. Hellweger*, Y. Huang, H. Luo*. 2018. Carbon limitation drives GC content evolution of a marine bacterium in an individual-based genome-scale model. The ISME Journal 12 (5):1180-1187
  • H. Luo*, Y. Huang, R. Stepanauskas, and J. Tang. 2017. Excess of non-conservative amino acid changes in marine bacterioplankton lineages with reduced genomes. Nature Microbiology 2:17091
  • Y. Sun, K.E. Powell, W. Sung, M. Lynch, M.A. Moran, and H. Luo*. 2017. Spontaneous mutations of a model heterotrophic marine bacterium. The ISME Journal 11(7):1713-1718
  • Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, J.T. Hollibaugh, and H. Luo*. 2017. Ecotype diversification of a globally dominant Roseobacter lineage. Environmental Microbiology 19(4):1625-1638
  • H. Luo*, L. Thompson, U. Stingl, and A.L. Hughes. 2015. Selection maintains low genomic GC content in marine SAR11 lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32 (10): 2738-2748
  • H. Luo*. 2015. Evolutionary origin of a streamlined marine bacterioplankton lineage. The ISME Journal 9(6):1423-1433
  • H. Luo*, B.B. Tolar, B.K. Swan, C.L. Zhang, R. Stepanauskas, M.A. Moran, and J.T. Hollibaugh*. 2014. Single cell genomics shedding light on marine Thaumarchaeota diversification. The ISME Journal 8: 732-736
  • H. Luo, B.K. Swan, R. Stepanauskas, A.L. Hughes, and M.A. Moran*. 2014. Evolutionary analysis of a streamlined lineage of surface ocean Roseobacters. The ISME Journal 8:1428-1439

Research Grants

  • 2019-2021. 深圳市科技創新委員會 (Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission), 基礎研究學科佈局項目, “深圳海域造礁石珊瑚共生細菌基因組學研究 (Genomic study of stony coral symbiotic bacteria in Shenzhen coastal waters)” (基20180279), PI, RMB¥3,000,000
  • 2018-2021. 國家重點研發計劃 (National Key R&D Program of China), “海斗深渊环境特征与生命演化过程 (Environmental features and life evolution in hadopelagic waters)” (2018YFC0309800), co-I, RMB¥1,453,600 (my allocation)
  • 2018-2020. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF), “Roseobacter genome content diversification in a heterogeneous ocean” (14163917), PI, HK$848,714
  • 2018-2021. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), “Evolution of anaerobic metabolic genes in marine Roseobacters” (41776129), PI, RMB¥680,000
  • 2017-2021. UGC-AoE, “Center for genomic studies on plant-environment interaction for sustainable agriculture and food security”, co-PI, HK$1,000,000 (my allocation)
  • 2017-2019. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), “Genomic analysis of coral associated bacteria in Hong Kong waters” (15/2016), PI, HK$998,673
  • 2016-2019. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), “Genomic diversity of marine planktonic Roseobacters and the underlying ecological and evolutionary mechanisms” (41576141), PI, RMB¥810,000
  • 2016-2018. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Early Career Scheme (ECS), “Metabolism and evolution of uncultivated members of a generalist marine bacterial lineage” (24101015), PI, HK$1,067,343

Award

  • 2017. Young Researcher Award, CUHK

Professional Activities

  • Editorship
    • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017+
    • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2017+
  • Panel Member
    • National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2017+
  • Research Proposal Review
    • The European Science Foundation (ESF) 2019
    • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 2018
    • The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council (BBSRC) 2018
    • The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013, 2015
    • The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2017+
  • Manuscript Review (selected)
    • Nature Microbiology
    • Elife
    • The ISME Journal
    • Genome Biology
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    • Science Advances
    • Molecular Biology and Evolution
    • Environmental Microbiology