About Dr. Peng

Liangcai Peng, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Biology, Changjiang Scholar,
Director for Biomass and Bioenergy Research Center,
Room 202, Molecular Building,
National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement,
Huazhong Agricultural University,
Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China,
Tel: 86-27-87281765, Fax: 86-27-87280016
Email: lpeng@mail.hzau.edu.cn. or liangcaipeng@gmail.com

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Research Interests

Concerns with natural resource shortage, energy crisis and globe warming have been seriously issued over the world and biomass applications have been increasingly considered for the partial energy supply and environmental protection. As the economy is developing rapidly in China, we have to face the challenge for the enormous energy demand. Therefore, developing biofuels becomes a long-term strategy for satisfying the need of energy in China. To promote the related research on energy bioscience, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) has founded Biomass and BioEnergy Research Center (BBRC) in March 2008. More than 30 faculty members have joined the Center from eight Institutions of the University.An extensive research was proposed in the Center: (1) Plant cell wall biosynthesis and biomass biochemistry; (2) Energy crop genetics and breeding; (3) Biomass de-polymerization and biofuel process.

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Graduate Student Admission and Program (per year)

1. College of Plant Science and Technology:
    Graduates: Ph.D. (3-4), M. Sci. (8-10),
    Majors: Genetics and Breeding of Crops, Microbiology, Physiology.

2. College of Life Science and Technology:
    Graduates: Ph.D. (1-2), M. Sci. (2-4),
    Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Fermentation Engineering

3. Postdoctoral Fellow Positions (per year):
    2-3 Postdoctoral fellow positions available in both Colleges involved in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Fermentation Engineering.