Research Progress
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    01 2014

    QIBEBT Developed a Series of Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Effective Energy Storage

    Professor ZHAO Xuebo developed a series of novel MOFs that have shown great potentials in the fields of energy gas (i.e. H2 or CH4) storage and CO2 capture due to their high surface area, tunable structural and amenable pore environments. It is urgently important to develop the MOFs with excellent performance and good stability for the utilization in energy storage applications. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are new types of crystalline porous materials constructed from the self-assembly of organic ligands and inorganic metal ions or metal clusters. Compared with conventional porous materials, MOFs have shown great pote...

  • 10

    01 2014

    QIBEBT Reveals Genetic Foundation and Evolutionary Origin of Oleaginous Traits in Microalgae

    Prof. XU Jian's research group has sequenced and compared six Nannochloropsis genomes, which share key oleaginous traits, such as the gene dose expansion of selected lipid biosynthesis genes compared to green algae Chlamydomonas.
      Photosynthetic microalgae are of interest as potential feedstock for fuels because of their high yield of oil in cell, high growth rate, tolerance of diverse environmental conditions and capability to grow on non-arable land using brackish wa...

  • 25

    12 2013

    Chinese Biologist Cui Qiu Seeks out Productive Biofuel Sources

      Biologist Cui Qiu carries out tests on the germ clostridium, in a bid to produce new biofuels. Photo: Dr Cui Qiu
      Biologist Cui Qiu manipulates genes of little-known bacteria to make them superstars of fuel production. In one recent achiev...

  • 24

    12 2013

    QIBEBT Proposed High-Performance Computational Method to Significantly Accelerate Large-scale Microbial Community Analysis

    Metagenomics method directly sequences and dynamically analyses taxonomic and functional information of microbial communities, which could potentially optimize bio-processes behind some key bioenergy applications such as cellulose degradation, pol...

  • 09

    12 2013

    Raman-Activated Cell Sorting for Single Cell Isolation

      The most commonly used method for single cell isolation is Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) currently. However, it needs fluorescence labeling normally, and only obtains limited phenotypes, conducting hardly “in situ” identificati...

  • 03

    12 2013

    Genetic Engineering of Cellulosome-producing Clostridium Strains for Production of Lignocellulosic Ethanol

      Clostridium thermocellum and Clostridium cellulolyticum are typical cellulosome-producing Clostridium strains that can produce ethanol from cellulosic substrates, and have been considered as the most promising candidates for bioconversion of ...