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    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...

  • 19

    03 2014

    QIBEBT Developed New Microbial Cell Factory for Long-chain α-Alkenes

    The urgency to develop sustainable fossil fuel alternatives is driven by rapidly increasing global consumption, irreversibly diminishing reserves, unpredictable geopolitical factors, fluctuating price of crude oil, growing concerns about national ...

  • 18

    03 2014

    QIBEBT Uncovers the New Broader Role of Redox Partner Proteins for Biosynthetic P450 Monooxygenases

    The superfamily of cytochrome P450 enzymes is one of the most versatile biocatalyst systems in nature.Prof. LI Shengying's group indicates that P450 enzymes could be even more versatile in vivo than previously considered, because these biocatalysts might interact with a variety of redox partners to gain alternative activities. The superfamily of cytochrome P450 enzymes is one of the most versatile biocatalyst systems in nature. P450 enzymes are capable of catalyzing more than 20 distinct types of reactions including regio- and stereoselective oxidation of inactivated C...

  • 05

    03 2014

    Improved Methane Aromatization in an Oxygen-Permeable Membrane Reactor

    The conversion of methane, which is the main constituent of natural gas, biogas and shale gas, into liquid hydrocarbons on the methane extraction site would reduce the transportation costs while increasing the recovery and availability. Compared t...

  • 11

    02 2014

    QIBEBT Research Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage

    Professor CUI Guanglei and his Biomimetics for Energy Storage Group from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have made series progress on functional materials for electrochemical energy storage. Professor CUI Guanglei and his Biomimetics for Energy Storage Group from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have made series functional materials for electrochemical energy storage...