Address：North Third Ring Road 15, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China
2005-2011, Undergraduate and Master student of Peking University, China.
2011-2015, PhD student of Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.
2015-2017, Research Associate of Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science.
2017 to now, Associate Professor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology.
1. Biosynthetic study of bioactive fungal secondary metabolites and functional study of key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway
2. Plastic biodegradation and upcycling
Honors and awards:
1. National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFA0902200)
2. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (81803409, 21838001, and 31961133017)
3. The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (grant numbers buctrc201810 and XK1802-8)
 Li, W. #, Fan, A.(Fan, Aili)#, Wang, L., Zhang, P., Liu, Z., An, Z., Yin, W.-B. (2018) Asperphenamate biosynthesis reveals a novel two-module NRPS system to synthesize amino acid esters in fungi. Chem. Sci. 9, 2589-2594. (# contribute equally)
 Fan, A.#, Mi, W. #, Liu, Z., Zeng, G., Zhang, P., Hu, Y., Fang, W., Yin, W.-B. (2017) Deletion of a histone acetyltransferase leads to the pleiotropic activation of natural products in Metarhizium robertsii. Org. Lett. 19,1686-1689.
 Fan, A. and Li, S.-M. (2016) Saturation mutagenesis on Arg244 of the tryptophan C4-prenyltransferase FgaPT2 leads to enhanced catalytic ability and different preferences for tryptophan-containing cyclic dipeptides. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 100, 5389-5399.
 Fan, A. and Li, S.-M. (2013). One substrate - seven products with different prenylation positions in one-step reactions: prenyltransferases make it possible. Adv. Synth. Catal. 355, 2659-2666.
 Fan, A., Zocher, G., Stec, E., Stehle, T., and Li, S.-M. (2015). Site-directed mutagenesis switching a dimethylallyl tryptophan synthase to a specific tyrosine C3-prenylating enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 290, 1364-1373.
 Fan, A., Winkelblech, J. and Li, S.-M. (2015). Impacts and perspectives of prenyltransferases of the DMATS superfamily for use in biotechnology. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99, 7399-7415. (invited review).
 Fan, A., Xie, X. and Li, S.-M. (2015). Tryptophan prenyltransferases showing higher catalytic activities for Friedel-Crafts alkylation of o- and m-tyrosine than tyrosine prenyltransferases. Org. & Biomol. Chem. 13, 7551-7557.
 Fan, A. and Li, S.-M. (2014). Prenylation of tyrosine and derivatives by a tryptophan C7-prenyltransferase. Tetrahedron Lett. 55, 5199-5202.
 Fan, A., Chen, H., Wu, R., Xu, H., and Li, S.-M. (2014). A new member of the DMATS superfamily from Aspergillus niger catalyzes prenylations of both tyrosine and tryptophan derivatives. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98, 10119-10129.
 Fan, A., Lin, W., and Jia, Y. (2011) Recent research progress in the research on lamellarins and related pyrrole-derived alkaloids from marine organi**s. J. Chin. Pharm. Sci. 20, 425–441. (Invited review)