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Name YEOH Yun Kit
Academic / Professional Qualifications Doctor of Philosophy
Academic title & affiliations Dr., Department of Microbiology, CUHK
Email yeohyunkit@cuhk.edu.hk
Current Appointments
(Including honorary appointments)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, CUHK
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0241-6117
Research interest
Microbial ecology
Microbial genomics and meta-omics
Microbial biodiversity and evolution
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Publications (Representative)
  1. Yeoh YK, Sekiguchi Y, Parks DH, Hugenholtz P. 2016. Comparative genomics of candidate phylum TM6 suggests that parasitism is widespread and ancestral in this lineage. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33(4): 915-927
  2. Paungfoo-Lonhienne C, Lonhienne T, Yeoh YK, Donose B, Webb R, Parsons J, Liao W, Sagulenko E, Lakshmanan P, Hugenholtz P, Schmidt S, Ragan M. 2016. Crosstalk between sugarcane and a plant-growth promoting Burkholderia species. Scientific Reports, 6: 37389.
  3. Yeoh YK, Paungfoo-Lonhienne C, Dennis PG, Robinson N, Ragan MA, Schmidt S, Hugenholtz P. 2016. The core root microbiome of sugarcanes cultivated under varying nitrogen fertilizer application. Environmental Microbiology, 18(5): 1338-1351.
  4. Paungfoo-Lonhienne C, Yeoh YK, Kasinadhuni NRP, Lonhienne TGA, Robinson N, Hugenholtz P, Ragan MA, Schmidt S. 2015. Nitrogen fertilizer dose alters fungal communities in sugarcane soil and rhizosphere. Scientific Reports 5: article 8678.
  5. Paungfoo-Lonhienne C, Lonhienne T, Yeoh YK, Webb R, Lakshmanan P, Chan CX, Lim PE, Ragan MA, Schmidt S, Hugenholtz P. 2014. A new species of Burkholderia isolated from sugarcane roots promotes plant growth. Microbial Biotechnology 7(2): 142-154.
  6. Dennis PG, Harnisch F, Yeoh YK, Tyson GW, Rabaey K. 2013. Dynamics of cathode-associated microbial communities and metabolite profiles in a glycerol-fed bioelectrochemical system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79(13): 4008 – 4014.