Dr. Yu Bai

Mail: Yu Bai

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since 03/2023

Scientist, Department of Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig

2018 - 2022

Post-doc fellow, Colorado State University, United States

2013 - 2018

PhD Xiamen University, China

2014 - 2017

Joint PhD program Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

2009 - 2012

MS Nanjing University of Technology, China

2005 - 2009

BS Huanggang Normal University, China


  • T. Cao*, Y. Bai*, P. Buschbeck, Q. Tan, M. Cantrell, Y. Chen, Y. Jiang, R. Liu, N. Ries, X. Shi, Y. Sun, M.Ware, F. Yang, H. Zhang, J. Han, L. Zhang, J. Huang, M. Lohr, G. Peers, X. Li (2023)
    An unexpected hydratase synthesizes the green light-absorbing pigment fucoxanthin.
    The Plant Cell. DOI: 10.1093/plcell/koad116


  • Y. Bai*, T. Cao*, O. Dautermann*, P. Buschbeck, M. Cantrell, Y. Chen, C. Lein, X. Shi, M. Ware, F Yang, H. Zhang, L. Zhang, G. Peers, X. Li, and M. Lohr (2022)
    Green diatom mutants reveal an intricate biosynthetic pathway of fucoxanthin.
    PNAS. Vol. 119, No.38 e2203708119


  • Y. Bai, T Chen, T. Happe, Y. Lu and A. Sawyer (2018)
    Iron-sulphur cluster biogenesis via the SUF pathway. 
    Metallomics. 10: 1038-1052. (Journal cover article)


  • A. Sawyer*, Y. Bai*, Y. Lu, A. Hemschemeier and T. Happe (2017
    Compartmentalisation of [FeFe]-hydrogenase maturation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
    Plant J., 90:1134-1143

(* Equal Contribution)