Currently, there are threefaculties in the biorefinery group. They are Dr. Xuya Yu, Dr. Qingxiong Mengand Dr.Jun-Wei Xu.
The present research in the biorefinery group includes thefollowing three aspects. 1) Biofuelsproduction with microalgae and enzyme engineering; 2) Structure andfunction of biopeptide, chemomics of Pu'erh tea, biologicaleffects and mechanism of Pu'erh tea. 3) The biosynthesis and regulatory mechanism of bioactive compounds(ganoderic acids and polysaccharide) in Ganodermalucidum, metabolic engineering of bioactive compounds-producing higherfungi.
The biorefinery group presently has undertaken one projectfrom National Natural Science Foundation of China, two projects from Yunnan Provincial Scienceand Technology Department and one project from ?xml:namespace>Yunnan tobacco agriculture science researchinstitution.
In the recently three years, we have published nineimportant research papers in internationalauthoritative journals such as Applied andEnvironmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Bioresource Technology.