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State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources

General Introduction:  The State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources (SKLMR), affiliated to the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1989 as part of a World Bank-sponsored project in China. The SKLMR currently has 17 research groups, as well as 74 faculty and staff, among whom 40 are senior scientists. In 2014, the SKLMR had an enrollment of 118 graduate students and 13 postdoctoral fellows.

Areas of Research: The SKLMR conducts researches in the biology and application of microbial resources, focusing on the following three areas: (i) collection, evaluation and basic biology of microbial resources; (ii) metabolic regulation of microbial bioactive substances; (iii) microbial biocatalysis and bioconversion. Through extensive collaborations, the 17 principal investigators have formed four competitive research teams in the areas of extremophiles, environmental microbiology, microbial secondary metabolism, and enzymology and biotechnology.

Facilities: The SKLMR has developed a large general instrument platform and four professional technology platforms: proteomics research platform, microbial metabolic flux analysis platform, environmental chemical factor analysis platform, and biomaterial characterization platform. A platform of single-molecule and single-cell technology is also under construction. These platforms currently comprise 210 instruments including six mass spectrometers. The SKLMR platforms are opened for public and have joined the instrument sharing network of Beijing Life Science Large-scale Instruments Regional Center.

Chair of Academic Committee: Professor Zixin Deng
Vice Chair of Academic Committee: Professor Huarong Tan
Director: Professor Xiuzhu Dong
Deputy Directors: Professor Hua Xiang, Professor Ying Huang



State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1-3 West Beichen Road, Beijing 100101, China   Tel/Fax:010-64807429   Email:sklmr@sun.im.ac.cn

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