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    12 2023

    Particulate Organic Carbon Released During Macroalgal Growth Has Significant Carbon Sequestration Potential in Ocean

    Recently, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have revealed the fate of macroalgae-released POC and their carbon sequestration effects.
      Macroalgae are the most productive plants in coastal ecosystems. They have attracted worldwide interest due to their ability to sequester carbon. The growth of macroalgae can produce significant amounts of particulate organic carbon (POC), bu...

  • 05

    12 2023

    Ramanome-based Technology Shortens Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing to 24 Hours

    In response to the escalating challenges posed by the high drug resistance of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM), a collaborative team from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Chest Hospital, and Qingdao Single-Cell Biotech. has achieved a groundbreaking advancement in rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of RGM.
      In response to the escalating challenges posed by the high drug resistance of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM), a collaborative team from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Scienc...

  • 05

    12 2023

    Cracking 6mA Code to Enhance Lipid Accumulation in Microalgae

    A new study led by Prof. XU jian from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has unraveled the distribution pattern and dynamic changes of N6-methyladenosine (6mA) at a single-cell resolution in wild-type and 6mA-disrupted mutant strains, revealing its crucial role in lipid accumulation, especially under high light conditions.
      Microalgae—which are major contributors to global photosynthesis and primary productivity—serve as promising chassis cells in synthetic biology.
      In a study published in Plant Communications, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bio...

  • 06

    11 2023

    High-throughput Mass Spectrometry Platform Enables In-situ Screening of Fatty Acid-producing Strains

    Recently, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have developed a high-throughput MS platform that enables in situ screening of fatty acid-producing strains.
      Mass spectrometry (MS) is a valuable analytical tool for high-throughput screening due to its speed, high resolution, and sensitivity. Recently, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chi...

  • 06

    11 2023

    Structurally Editable Proximal Cofactor-like Module Helps to Construct Artificial Dual-center Peroxygenase

    A new study led by Prof. CONG Zhiqi from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) has developed an unprecedented approach for assembling artificial metalloenzymes and substantially increases the catalytic promiscuity of P450 enzymes.
      Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases are widely involved in the synthesis and metabolism of endogenous and exogenous substances in living organisms. The catalytic efficiency of cytochrome P450 monooxygenase relies on the coenzyme NAD(P)H and reduci...

  • 27

    10 2023

    Newly Discovered Bacterial Transcription Mechanism May Inform Synthetic Biology Engineering

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have discovered that the SigI are more distinct than previously understood — so much so that they require an entirely new classification group. Their findings, published in Nature Communications on Oct. 13, may help inform the design of gene regulation tools.
      Bacterial transcription is a production line of copying over genetic instructions from double stranded DNA to produce RNA, which is then used for the subsequent production of proteins that the bacterium needs at that moment. The line supervis...