Research Associate Professor

Yuanqing Fu

Yuanqing Fu



Yuanqing got his PhD degree in nutrition at Zhejiang University in 2015. Upon graduation, he started his career in clinical nutrition research at the clinical nutrition center, Beingmate Food Research Institute. After that he engaged in clinical trial of anti-tumor targeted drugs (e.g., Ensartinib, Icotinib, and Vorolanib) at the Department of Medicine, Betta Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Yuanqing joined the School of Life Sciences at Westlake University in September 2019.

Yuanqing's research mainly focuses on the interaction between dietary nutrients, gut microbiome, and host genetics on the etiology of metabolic disorders (e.g., dyslipidemia, cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes) using data from multi-omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and metagenomics). He is now involved in several prospective cohort studies to understand the role of nutrients, dietary pattern, lifestyle factors and gut microbiome on risk of metabolic disorders, the effect of parental nutrition on offspring health, as well as the impact of early-life exposures on gut microbiome and long-term health issues (e.g., childhood obesity). He is also interested in exploring potential causal association between nutritional biomarkers and metabolic diseases via Mendelian randomization and discovering the underlying mechanisms through animal studies.


(#, equal contribution; * corresponding author)
  • Jia J#, Shuai M#, Yan W, Tang Q, Wang B, Tang W, Wang P, Zhang T, Yang S, Zhang Y, Liu Q, Fu Y*, Cai W*, Zheng JS*. Conserved Covarying Gut Microbial Network in Preterm Infants and Childhood Growth During the First 5 Years of Life: A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023.

  • Yu D, Xie L, Chen W, Qin J, Zhang J, Lei M, Wang Y, Tang H, Xue S, Liang X, Miao Z, Xiao C, Shang M, Lu J, Di H*, Fu Y*. Dynamics of the Gut Bacteria and Fungi Accompanying Low-Carbohydrate Diet-Induced Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults. Front Nutr. 2022.

  • Tian Y, Gou W, Ma Y, Shuai M, Liang X, Fu Y*, Zheng JS*. The Short-Term Variation of Human Gut Mycobiome in Response to Dietary Intervention of Different Macronutrient Distributions. Nutrients. 2023.

  • Fu Y#, Xu F#, Jiang L, Miao Z, Liang X, Yang J, Larsson SC, Zheng JS*. Circulating vitamin C concentration and risk of cancers: a Mendelian randomization study. BMC Med. 2021.

  • Ma Y#, Fu Y#, Tian Y#, Gou W, Miao Z, Yang M, Ordovás JM, Zheng JS*. Individual postprandial glycemic responses to diet in n-of-1 trials: Westlake N-of-1 Trials for Macronutrient Intake (WE-MACNUTR). J Nutr. 2021.

  • Xu F#, Fu Y#, Sun TY, Jiang Z, Miao Z, Shuai M, Gou W, Ling CW, Yang J, Wang J*, Chen YM*, Zheng JS*. The interplay between host genetics and the gut microbiome reveals common and distinct microbiome features for complex human diseases. Microbiome. 2020.

  • Fu Y#, Gou WL#, Hu WS#, Mao Y, Tian Y, Liang X, Guan Y, Huang T, Li K, Guo X, Liu H*, Li D*, Zheng JS*. Integration of an interpretable machine learning algorithm to identify early life risk factors of childhood obesity among preterm infants: a prospective birth cohort. BMC Med. 2020.

  • Shuai M#, Fu Y#, Zhong HL#, Gou W, Jiang Z, Liang Y, Miao Z, Xu JJ, Huynh T, Wahlqvist ML*, Chen YM*, Zheng JS*. Mapping the human gut mycobiome in middle-aged and elderly adults: multiomics insights and implications for host metabolic health. Gut. 2022.

  • Liang X#, Fu Y#, Cao WT, Wang Z, Zhang K, Jiang Z, Jia X, Liu CY, Lin HR, Zhong H, Miao Z, Gou W, Shuai M, Huang Y, Chen S*, Zhang B*, Chen YM*, Zheng JS*. Gut microbiome, cognitive function and brain structure: a multi-omics integration analysis. Transl Neurodegener. 2022.

  • Gou W#, Fu Y#, Yue L#, Chen GD, Cai X, Shuai M, Xu F, Yi X, Chen H, Zhu Y, Xiao ML, Jiang Z, Miao Z, Xiao C, Shen B, Wu X, Zhao H, Ling W, Wang J*, Chen YM*, Guo T*, Zheng JS*. Gut microbiota, inflammation, and molecular signatures of host response to infection. J Genet Genomics. 2021.

  • Lu S#, Fu Y#, Wu YY, Mao AF, Xu MY, Zheng GY, Cai FC, Wang XH, Shi MQ, Hu WS*. Mediating Effects of Maternal Blood Triglycerides on the Relationship between Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Fetal Macrosomia. J Pediatr. 2020.

  • Fu Y, Liu X, Zhou B, Jiang AC, Chai LY*. An updated review of worldwide levels of docosahexaenoic and arachidonic acid in human breast milk by region. Public Health Nutr. 2016.

  • Wang F, Fu Y, Cai W, Sinclair AJ, Li D*. Anti-inflammatory activity and mechanisms of a lipid extract from hard-shelled mussel (Mytilus coruscus) in mice with dextran sulphate sodium-induced colitis. J Funct Foods. 2016.

  • Fu Y, Li GP, Zhang XH, Xing GY, Yang LF, Hu XJ, Li D*. Lipid extract from hard-shelled mussel (Mytilus coruscus) improves clinical conditions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrients. 2015.

  • Fu Y, Zheng JS, Yang B, Li D*. Effect of individual omega-3 fatty acids on the risk of prostate cancer: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. J Epidemiol. 2015.

  • Fu Y, Zhang Y, Hu HY, Chen Y, Wang R, Li D*, Liu S*. Design and straightforward synthesis of novel galloyl phytosterols with excellent antioxidant activity. Food Chem. 2014.

  • Liu S*, Fu Y, Nian S. Buffering colour fluctuation of purple sweet potato anthocyanins to acidity variation by surfactants. Food Chem. 2014.

  • Fu Y, Hong S, Li D, Liu S*. Novel chemical synthesis of ginkgolic acid (13:0) and evaluation of its tyrosinase inhibitory activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2013.