Xixian Chen

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Isoprenoids are a large and diverse class of compounds that includes many high value natural products and are thus in great demand. To meet the increasing demand for isoprenoid compounds, metabolic engineering of microbes has been used to produce isoprenoids in an economical and sustainable manner. To achieve high isoprenoid yields using this technology,(More)
Metabolic engineering aims at altering cellular metabolism to produce valuable products at high yields and titers. Achieving high titers and productivity can be challenging if final products are largely accumulated intracellularly. A potential solution to this problem is to facilitate the export of these substances from cells by membrane transporters.(More)
Artemisinin is a potent antimalarial drug; however, it suffers from unstable and insufficient supply from plant source. Here, we established a novel multivariate-modular approach based on experimental design for systematic pathway optimization that succeeded in improving the production of amorphadiene (AD), the precursor of artemisinin, in Escherichia coli.(More)
Random feature map is popularly used to scale up kernel methods. However, employing a large number of mapped features to ensure an accurate approximation will still make the training time consuming. In this paper, we aim to improve the training efficiency of shift-invariant kernels by using fewer informative features without sacrificing precision. We(More)