Lignocellulose degradation by fungi and transcriptional regulation of lignocellulase synthesis
Oil production by oleaginous microalgae and fungi
Bioprocess management and development
Biomass is a promising renewable resource that can be converted to fuels and chemicals. In nature many microorganisms, especially fungi, have developed highly efficient systems to break down and utilize the biomass. Bioconversion of biomass to valuable products offers great potential in producing alternative fuels and chemicals in an environmental-friendly way. Thus my research interests focus on exploring new value-added products and improvement of production from industrial and agricultural residuals by biochemical process.
Zhang Y, Zhang J, Xiao P, Wang T, Qu Y. 2012. Improved cellulase production via disruption of PDE01641 in cellulolytic fungus Penicillium decumbens, Bioresource Technology 123: 733–737.
Zhang J, Zhang Y, Zhong Y, Qu Y, Wang T. 2012. Ras GTPases modulate morphogenesis, sporulation and cellulase gene expression in the cellulolytic fungus Trichoderma reesei, PLoS One 7(11): e48786.