Dr Huadong Peng

FaBA Future Academic Leader in Ferm

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr. Huadong Peng began his tenure as a Senior Research Fellow at the Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland, Australia, in January 2024. He earned his PhD from Monash University in 2018, followed by postdoctoral training at Imperial College London and the Technical University of Denmark until 2023. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Peng obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013 and a Bachelor’s Degree from China Three Gorges University in 2010. Additionally, he served as a research associate at Novozymes China from November 2013 to January 2015.

Dr. Peng's research is focused on synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, microbial communities, lipid metabolism, microbial food and industrial biotechnology. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and patents in well-known journals such as Nat. Microbial., Nat. Chem. Biol., Biotechnol Biofuels, Appl. Energy, Bioresour. Technol., Biotechnol. J, etc. Furthermore, he has delivered numerous oral presentations at international conferences, showcasing his extensive research and its impact in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, microbial food and biotechnology.

Research Interests

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Microbial Communities
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Microbial Food
  • Industrial Biotechnology


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University


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