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The Laboratory of Medical Microbiology



    The Laboratory of Medical Microbiology was established in 2016 and directed by Dr. Haiyan Li. By means of culture-dependent and culture-independent (metagenomics) methods, the laboratory’s research work mainly focuses on:

1.The diversity and ecological function of endophytes associated with plants and its mechanisms, particularly on endophytes-assisted phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils.

2. The diversity, ecological function and mechanism of gastrointestinal microbiota and their relationship with some severe diseases such as colorectal cancer, chronic diarrhea and diabetes.

Although the team is in its infantile stage and there are only one researcher and 7 graduates, more than 40 papers have been published and more than 10 patents have been applied for, two of which have been authorized. Now, the research work of the team was financed by three National Natural Science Foundation of China, one Brazil international cooperation project and one provincial/department research project.