报 告 人：Prof. Yonghua Li-Beisson
联 系 人：杨文强研究员（6945 firstname.lastname@example.org）
报告内容简介： Microalgae are fast-growing microorganisms that have developed efficient mechanisms to harvest and transform solar energy into energy-rich molecules such as lipids. They are thus potentially great renewable cell factories for production of fuels and biomaterials for the chemical industries. However, several biological as well as engineering challenges need to be addressed before the establishment of a profitable algal industrial biotechnology. The main goal of Prof. Yonghua Li-Beisson’s laboratory is to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in the conversion of solar energy and atmospheric CO2 to energy-dense compounds such as oil and hydrocarbon. They assess the molecular limitations of these mechanisms and propose novel strategies for synthetic biology of microalgae. The further use of this knowledge will aid in the design and creation of strains for algal biotechnology. In this communication, Prof. Yonghua Li-Beisson will present current projects and highlight major findings from their group.