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  Institute of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology  

TEDA Institute of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

TEDA Institute of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology (formerly known as TEDA School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology) was established in 2003 and is located in TEDA Campus of Nankai University. The Institute is under the leadership of Prof. Lei Wang, Assistant President of Nankai University, who is a Cheung Kong Scholar and Recipient of Chinese National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

The Institute has established “Key Laboratory of Microbial Functional Genomics of Tianjin Municipal Government” and “Research Center for Functional Genomics and Biochip of Tianjin Municipal Government” supported by National Key Discipline of Microbiology of Nankai University. In 2006, the Institute was authorized by the Ministry of Education to form “Engineering and Research Center for Microbial Functional Genomics and Detection Technology” and “Key Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Technology”. In 2010, team of “Microbial Genomics Research and Molecular Evolution” led by Prof. Lei Wang was listed in the “Cheung Kong Scholars and Innovative Research Team” of Ministry of Education. An innovative team with international level has been formed, headed by Cheung Kong Scholars and Recipient of Chinese National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

The main research areas of the institute include microbial functional genomics and evolution, molecular virology and immunity, applied microbiology and biotechnology (environmental microorganism, pathogenic fungus, petroleum microorganism and biocontrol microorganism), microbial key component synthesis. At present, research in several areas have reach internationally advanced level, including the evolutionary law and pathogenic mechanism of significant pathogens, molecular basis and evolution law of environmental microorganism and industrial microorganism, genetic mechanism of biodiversity. Since its establishment, the Institute has undertaken projects of the Eleventh Five-Year and Twelfth Five-Year” National Major Research Program, National 863 Program, 973 Program, and Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China. In recent years, the Institute has published high level papers in international authoritative journals, like Nature, PNAS, Genome Biology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, etc., and has been granted many international and domestic invention patents. The Institute has won good reputation from both domestic and international experts.

The Institute has built genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics platforms with international first-class level, supported by the national 985 project, 211 project and Tianjin Economic Development Area. The Institute houses a suite of advanced equipment, such as the new third generation of  PacBio sequencing system, the second generation Illumina/ Solexagenome analyzer, genome optical mapping system and ABI Ion Torrent sequencing system, MALDI-TOF-TOF (MS, ABI 4700 proteomics analyzer), trace Diane two-dimensional liquid chromatography system, dawn EP480, EP850 server, SUN V880, V890 server and so on.


 

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