Principal Investigator,Professor : Laboratory of Extremophiles

MA Yanhe
Address:NO.1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Research Interests
(1)Ecology and taxonomy of extremophiles
(2)Physiological mechanisms of extremophiles' adaptation to extreme environments
(3)Exploration of novel functionality of extremophiles for application.
Our current ongoing projects include: ……
●Synthetic Cell Factories, 973 Program
●Synthesis and characterize the stress resistance parts, 973 Program
●Biotechnological production of bulk chemicals, 863 Program
●Exploitation and application of extremozymes for green biological process, 863 Program
Ph.D., Fermentation Engineering angnan University, China (2005)
Bachelor of Biology Nankai University, China (1983)
Work experience
1983~ Staff member, Institute of Microbiology, CAS
1992 Visiting Scholar, Alicante University, Spain
2001 Visiting Scholar, Leicester University, UK
1999~ Professor of Microbiology, IMCAS
2000-2005 Deputy Director, Biotechnology Center, IMCAS
2005-2007 Deputy Director, Center for Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology, IMCAS
2007-2012 Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, IMCAS
2008- Director, National Engineering Lab for Industrial Enzymes
The main research areas
Our research interest is focused on discovering, understanding and application of extremophiles.
1) Yajian Song, Yanfen Xue, Yanhe Ma*. 2013. Global Microarray Analysis of Carbohydrate Use in Alkaliphilic Hemicellulolytic Bacterium Bacillus sp. N16-5. PLoS One. 8(1): e54090.
2)  Lang Rao, Yanfen Xue, Yingying Zheng, Jian R. Lu*, Yanhe Ma*. 2013. A Novel Alkaliphilic Bacillus Esterase Belongs to the 13th Bacterial Lipolytic Enzyme Family. PLoS One. 8(4): e60645.
3)  Wenqin Bai, Yanfen Xue, Cheng Zhou, Yanhe Ma*. 2012. Cloning, expression and characterization of a novel salt tolerant xylanase from Bacillus sp. SN5. Biotechnol Lett. 34: 2093–2099.
4) Ying Meng, Yanfen Xue, Bo Yu, Chenghua Gao, Yanhe Ma*. 2012. Efficient production of L-lactic acid with high optical purity by alkaliphilic Bacillus sp. WL-S20. Bioresour Technol.116: 334–339.
5)  Guimin Zhang, Shunyi Li, Yanfen Xue, Liangwei Mao, Yanhe Ma*. 2012. Effects of salts on activity of halophilic cellulose with glucomannanase activity isolated from alkaliphilic and halophilic Bacillus sp. BG-CS10. Extremophiles. 16: 35–43.
6)  Lei Zhai, Tingting Liao, Yanfen Xue*, Yanhe Ma. 2012. Bacillus daliensis sp. nov., an alkaliphilic, Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a soda lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 62: 949–953.
7)  Jinshan Li#, Wei Wang#, Yanhe Ma, Anping Zeng*. 2012. Medium optimization and proteome analysis of (R,R)-2,3-butanediol production by Paenibacillus polymyxa ATCC 12321. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s00253-012-4331-6.