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    05 2014

    QIBEBT Develops High Performance Carbon-based Materials and Their Application in Energy Storage Devices

    The low-speed electric vehicle industry has been rapidly developing globally due to their advantages in low prices, convenient charge/discharge, and etc.. However, the application of lead-acid batteries in low-speed electric vehicles, which can ca...

  • 24

    04 2014

    QIBEBT Developed Novel Electrochemical Sensors Based on Ordered Mesoporous Carbons

    Functional nanostructured materials are extensively studied aiming at improving the sensitivity and selectivity of the chemical/biosensors. The non-silicon based ordered mesoporous carbons are a kind of metastable carbon crystals with large surface area, well-defined pore size, and flexible framework. QIBEBT scientists developed an electrochemical sensing system based on OMCs and the system has been employed to selectively and sensitively detect nitrophenol isomers and nitrophenyl organophosphates in seawater and wastewater. Functional nanostructured materials are extensively studied aiming at improving the sensitivity and selectivity of the chemical/biosensors. The non-silicon based ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs) are a kind of metastable carbon crystals with large...

  • 17

    04 2014

    QIBEBT Develops Novel Approach for Label-free Measurement of Triacylglycerol Content of Live Single Cells

    Cellular heterogeneity that arises from stochastic expression of genes, proteins and metabolites is a fundamental principle of cell biology. A research team from Single Cell Center, QIBEBT, has now established a novel approach for label-free measurement of cellular triacylglycerol (TAG) content at single-cell resolution by Raman microspectroscopy. Moreover they demonstrated the capability of the approach for monitoring the quantitative dynamics of TAG production in microalgae cells. Cellular heterogeneity that arises from stochastic expression of genes, proteins and metabolites is a fundamental principle of cell biology. However, mechanistic data are often masked in average values measured from heterogeneous populations. Alth...

  • 07

    04 2014

    QIBEBT Discovered the Synergism of Glycoside Hydrolase Secretomes from Two Thermophilic Bacteria Co-cultivated on Lignocellulose

    Lignocellulosic biomass has great potential as an abundant and renewable source of fermentable sugars via microbial enzymatic saccharification. In previous studies, several microbial communities have been developed to convert lignocellulose effect...

  • 02

    04 2014

    CAS-QIBEBT Reveals Molecular Mechanisms of Oil Synthesis in Microalgae

    Photosynthetic microalgae are of interest world-wide as potential feedstock for fuels because of their high productivity of oil, high growth rate, tolerance of diverse environmental conditions and capability to grow on non-arable land using brackish water and wastewater. However, the metabolic and regulatory mechanisms underlying their robust oil production remain elusive. Prof. XU Jian at QIBEBT has now reported the first spatiotemporal molecular model of the oil production process in oleaginous microalgae.
      Photosynthetic microalgae are of interest world-wide as potential feedstock for fuels because of their high productivity of oil, high growth rate, tolerance of diverse environmental conditions and capability to grow on non-arable land using b...

  • 21

    03 2014

    Oral Microbiota Predict Gingivitis Severity and Susceptibility: QIBEBT and P&G Collaborate on Oral Microbiome Research

    Microbes are ubiquitous and impact virtually the entire biosphere including human body, plant, soil and ocean. Can we use them to diagnose and predict the state of ecosystem such as human health? A team from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institu...