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     Prof. Wang Qiang 

    Principal Investigator: Wang, Qiang 


    Chen, Hui, Associate Professor 

    Zhan, Jiao, Assistant Professor 

    He, Chenliu, Lab Manager 

    Zheng, Shiyan, Post-Doc 

    Current students: 

    PhD students: Li, Tiaopei; Zhou, Wei; Zheng, Yanli 

    Graduate students: Zhu, Xi; Wang, Jie 

    Contact Us: 86-027-68780913 




     Chief Members 


    General Introduction:  

    We Care About the Environment 

    Generally, the ABC Lab is interested in the biochemical processes of photosynthesis and its response to environmental stresses. There are two major directions: 

    We are focused mainly on the environmental issues. Energy, resources and environmental issues are the three most important issues faced by the 21st century in the sustainable development. At present, about 80% of the global energy consumption derived from fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal, etc. The widely use fossil fuels has led to global climate change, environmental pollution and health problems. Thus the future sustainable development requires us to develop new, carbon neutral, renewable and environment-friendly clean energy. The microalgae-based third-generation bio-fuel could be one of its kind, which is a new generation of clean bio-energy obtained through microalgae photosynthesis. Microalgae are sunlight-driven cell factories, and could efficiently absorb CO2 and convert light energy to chemical energy such as lipid, starch and other carbohydrates, and release O2. Our research on microalgal bio-fuel mainly focused on photoysnthesis and metabolic pathway responses during nitrogen starvation induced oil-droplet formation, flue gas CO2 / NOx bio-sequestration, and sewage/waste water bio-management and biotransformation by microalgae. 

    We also do basic research on photosynthesis with the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Cyanobacteria account for 20–30% of Earth's photosynthetic productivity and convert solar energy into biomass-stored chemical energy at the rate of ~450 TW. Cyanobacteria utilize the energy of sunlight to drive photosynthesis, a process where the energy of light is used to split water molecules into oxygen, protons, and electrons. The unicellular aquatic cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 has long been taken as a model system for photosynthesis study, and we are interested in the biochemical processes of photosynthesis and its response to environmental stresses. 


    Recent Publications:  

    1.      Giordano M, Wang Q. Microalgae for Industrial Purposes. In: Vaz Jr S, (ed). Biomass and Green Chemistry: Building a Renewable Pathway. Cham: Springer Nature Publishing, 2018, 133-167 

    2.      Chen H, Wang J, Zheng Y, Zhan J, He C, Wang Q. Algal biofuel production coupled bioremediation of biomass power plant wastes based on Chlorella sp. C2 cultivation. Applied Energy, 2018, 211: 296-305 

    3.      Zhang X, Ma F, Zhu X, Zhu J, Rong J, Zhan J, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. The Acceptor Side of Photosystem II Is the Initial Target of Nitrite Stress in Synechocystis sp. Strain PCC 6803. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2017, 83(3) 

    4.      Zhan J, Rong J, Wang Q. Mixotrophic cultivation, a preferable microalgae cultivation mode for biomass/bioenergy production, and bioremediation, advances and prospect. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(12): 8505-8517 

    5.      Ma F, Zhang X, Zhu X, Li T, Zhan J, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Dynamic Changes of IsiA-Containing Complexes during Long-Term Iron Deficiency in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Mol Plant, 2017, 10(1): 143-154 

    6.      Hu J, Li T, Xu W, Zhan J, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Small Antisense RNA RblR Positively Regulates RuBisCo in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Front Microbiol, 2017, 8(231): 231 

    7.      Chen H, Zhou W, Chen W, Xie W, Jiang L, Liang Q, Huang M, Wu Z, Wang Q. Simplified, rapid, and inexpensive estimation of water primary productivity based on chlorophyll fluorescence parameter Fo. J Plant Physiol, 2017, 211: 128-135 

    8.      Chen H, Zheng Y, Zhan J, He C, Wang Q. Comparative metabolic profiling of the lipid-producing green microalga Chlorella reveals that nitrogen and carbon metabolic pathways contribute to lipid metabolism. Biotechnol Biofuels, 2017, 10(1): 153 

    9.      Zhu X, Rong J, Chen H, He C, Hu W, Wang Q. An informatics-based analysis of developments to date and prospects for the application of microalgae in the biological sequestration of industrial flue gas. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 2016, 100(5): 2073-2082 

    10.    Zhu J, Chen W, Chen H, Zhang X, He C, Rong J, Wang Q. Improved Productivity of Neutral Lipids in Chlorella sp. A2 by Minimal Nitrogen Supply. Front Microbiol, 2016, 7: 557 

    11.    Zhan J, Zhu X, Zhou W, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Thf1 interacts with PS I and stabilizes the PS I complex in Synechococcus sp. PCC7942. Mol Microbiol, 2016, 102(4): 738-751 

    12.    Li T, Xu G, Rong J, Chen H, He C, Giordano M, Wang Q. The acclimation of Chlorella to high-level nitrite for potential application in biological NOx removal from industrial flue gases. J Plant Physiol, 2016, 195: 73-79 

    13.    Chen W, Zhang S, Rong J, Li X, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Effective Biological DeNOx of Industrial Flue Gas by the Mixotrophic Cultivation of an Oil-Producing Green Alga Chlorella sp. C2. Environ Sci Technol, 2016, 50(3): 1620-1627 

    14.    Qiao Y, Rong J, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Non-Invasive Rapid Harvest Time Determination of Oil-Producing Microalgae Cultivations for Biodiesel Production by Using Chlorophyll Fluorescence. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2015, 3 

    15.    Mo R, Yang M, Chen Z, Cheng Z, Yi X, Li C, He C, Xiong Q, Chen H, Wang Q, Ge F. Acetylome analysis reveals the involvement of lysine acetylation in photosynthesis and carbon metabolism in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Proteome Res, 2015, 14(2): 1275-1286 

    16.    Daddy S, Zhan J, Jantaro S, He C, He Q, Wang Q. A novel high light-inducible carotenoid-binding protein complex in the thylakoid membranes of Synechocystis PCC 6803. Sci Rep, 2015, 5: 9480 

    17.    Chen Z, Zhan J, Chen Y, Yang M, He C, Ge F, Wang Q. Effects of Phosphorylation of beta Subunits of Phycocyanins on State Transition in the Model Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Plant Cell Physiol, 2015, 56(10): 1997-2013 

    18.    Chen H, Qiu T, Rong J F, He C L, Wang Q. Microalgal biofuel revisited: An informatics-based analysis of developments to date and future prospects. Applied Energy, 2015, 155: 585-598 

    19.    Chen H, Hu J, Qiao Y, Chen W, Rong J, Zhang Y, He C, Wang Q. Ca(2+)-regulated cyclic electron flow supplies ATP for nitrogen starvation-induced lipid biosynthesis in green alga. Sci Rep, 2015, 5: 15117 

    20.    Zhang X, Rong J, Chen H, He C, Wang Q. Current Status and Outlook in the Application of Microalgae in Biodiesel Production and Environmental Protection. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2014, 2 

    21.    Zhang X, Chen H, Chen W, Qiao Y, He C, Wang Q. Evaluation of an oil-producing green alga Chlorella sp. C2 for biological DeNOx of industrial flue gases. Environ Sci Technol, 2014, 48(17): 10497-10504 

    22.    Xu W, Chen H, He C L, Wang Q. Deep sequencing-based identification of small regulatory RNAs in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. PLoS One, 2014, 9(3): e92711 

    23.    Chen H, Zhang Y, He C, Wang Q. Ca2+ signal transduction related to neutral lipid synthesis in an oil-producing green alga Chlorella sp. C2. Plant Cell Physiol, 2014, 55(3): 634-644 

    24.    Chen G, Qu S, Wang Q, Bian F, Peng Z, Zhang Y, Ge H, Yu J, Xuan N, Bi Y, He Q. Transgenic expression of delta-6 and delta-15 fatty acid desaturases enhances omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid accumulation in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Biotechnol Biofuels, 2014, 7(1): 32 

    25.    张芯, 张云明, 何晨柳, 王强. 微藻生物能源的产业化进程及其在CO_2减排中的应用进展. 生物产业技术, 2013(5): 45-51 

    26.    Zhang Y M, Chen H, He C L, Wang Q. Nitrogen starvation induced oxidative stress in an oil-producing green alga Chlorella sorokiniana C3. PLoS One, 2013, 8(7): e69225 

    Wang Q. Three Step Dissociation and Covalent Stabilization of Phycobilisome. Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, 156-166
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