Joint supervision of a doctoral student supported by the StayConnected@HHU programme

Prof. Haofu Dai, Doctoral student Hao Wang and Prof. Peter Proksch (l.t.r.) celebrating the successful thesis defense on January 29, 2018. Photo: Uta Brunner


HHU Researcher Alumni Professor Dr. Haofu Dai of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, China revisited HHU in January 2018 to take part in the doctoral defense of Hao Wang at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology at HHU. Together with his collaborator and former host Prof. Peter Proksch he supervised the doctoral student over the past three years.
This collaboration in frame of the doctoral supervision produced three jointly published papers and further intensified the relation between the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and HHU. The research topic that both research groups are interested in is bioactive secondary metabolites from tropical medicinal plants.
Since 2009 Prof. Dr. Dai is regularly visiting Düsseldorf and has already co-supervised four doctoral students and one postdoc together with Prof. Proksch. Supported by the undefinedStayConnected@HHU programme Prof. Dai participated in the oral defense of Hao Wang in the end of January 2018.

Joint publications of Prof. Dais' group and the group of Prof. Proksch

Yanbo Zeng, Haigang Gu, Wenjian Zuo, Lili Zhang, Hongjin Bai, Zhikai Guo, PeterProksch, Wenli Mei, Haofu Dai*. Two new sesquiterpenoids from endophytic fungus J3 isolated from Mangrove Plant Ceriops tagal. Arch. Pharm. Res. 2015, 38: 673-676.

Yanbo Zeng, Hao Wang, Ramsay S. T. Kamdem, Raha S. Orfali, Haofu Dai, Gamall Makhloufi, Christoph Janiak, Zhen Liu*, Peter Proksch*. A new cyclohexapeptide, penitropeptide and a new polyketide, penitropone from the endophytic fungus Penicillium tropicum. Tetrahedron Letters, 2016, 57: 2998-3001.

Shuai Liu, Hao-fu Dai, Raha Orfali, Wenhan Lin, Zhen Liu*, Peter Proksch*. New Fusaric Acid Derivatives from the Endophytic Fungus Fusarium oxysporum and Their Phytotoxicity to Barley Leaves. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2016

Shuai Liu, Haofu Dai, Gamall Makhloufi, Christian Heering, Christoph Janiak, Rudolf Hartmann, Attila Mándi, Tibor Kurtán, Werner E. G. Müller, Matthias U. Kassack, Wenhan Lin, Zhen Liu*, and Peter Proksch*. Cytotoxic 14-Membered Macrolides from a Mangrove-Derived Endophytic Fungus, Pestalotiopsis microspore. Journal of Natural Products, 2016

Shuai Liu, Haofu Dai, Belma Konuklugil, Raha S. Orfalid, Wenhan Lin, Rainer Kalscheuer, Zhen Liu*, Peter Proksch*. Phenolic bisabolanes from the sponge-derived fungus Aspergillus sp. Phytochemistry Letters, 2016, 18: 187-191.

Hao Wang, Haofu Dai, Christian Heering, Christoph Janiak, Wenhan Lin, Raha S. Orfali, Werner E. G. Müller, Zhen Liu*, Peter Proksch*. Targeted solid phase fermentation of the soil dwelling fungus Gymnascella dankaliensis yields new brominated tyrosinederived alkaloids. RSC Advance, 2016, 6, 81685–81693.

Personal Details

Prof. Dr. Haofu Dai

Professional Career

since 2004
- Associate Professor and then Professor (2010) of the Institute of Tropical
Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical
Agricultural Sciences

2002-2003 - Postdoc at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology at HHU

1996 - 2001 - M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Laboratory of Phytochemistry, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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