Deep-sea Biological Research and Development and Utilization of Marine Biological Resources
Area 1 Deep-sea Biodiversity and Life Processes
Centering around deep-sea cold seep ecosystems, hydrothermal vent ecosystems, and deep-sea biosphere, we carry out research on the diversity and geographical distribution of micro-organisms to identify the varieties, community composition, and distribution features of micro-organisms in different deep-sea environments. We also carry out research to study deep-sea micro-organisms’ collaborative evolution and their adaptability to different environments, revealing their adaptability mechanism and co-evolution process. In addition, we study the dark energy metabolism of deep-sea biosphere and the life processes in deep-sea regions, as well as the evolutionary and symbiotic mechanism of deep-sea biosystems, so as to understand the life processes and the biogeochemical and energy cycle of chemoautotrophic deep-sea ecosystems.
Area 2 Deep-sea Biological Resources and Their Potential Assessment
We develop high-throughput, in-situ, and environmental simulation technologies to cultivate deep-sea micro-organisms and acquire new resources of deep-sea extremophiles with high efficiency. We carry out research on genomes, applying advanced gene sequencing and analytic techniques in bioinformatics for high-throughput acquisition of deep-sea organisms’ genomic and macro-genomic information. We also evaluate the application potential of deep-sea active materials, extremozymes, and functional bacteria to identify deep-sea biological resources with significant application prospects. In addition, we build bacteria pools (including marine virus pool), small metabolite pools, gene pools, as well as corresponding information management systems for deep-sea micro-organisms, forming a sharing system of deep-sea biological resources.
Area 3 Development and Utilization of Marine Biological Resources
Focusing on the development of deep-sea biological products, we carry out research on key technologies for the development and utilization of deep-sea active materials, extremozymes, polysaccharides, and special functional bacteria, developing relevant products. Aiming at the efficient and sustainable development and utilization of marine biological resources, we develop comprehensive healthcare products, biomaterial products, agricultural and aquaculture products, studying key technologies for pilot production, as well as relevant forefront biotechnologies. For major diseases on marine animals such as fish and shrimp, we carry out research on the pathogenic mechanism and the immunologic molecular mechanism to develop green and healthy aquaculture technologies.
China’s First Blue Carbon Trade Project
Zhanjiang Mangrove Afforestation Project (VCS Registered ID 2343) has been success...
Ocean and Coastal Carbon Sink Workshop successfully held in Xiamen04/17/2021
TIO participated in the 16th APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group Meeting03/09/2021
TIO beach restoration research team won the 1st prize of Fujian Provincial Science and Techn...12/31/2020
2020 APEC Marine Spatial Planning Training Workshop held successfully in Xiamen11/25/2020
New Research Progress in the Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin03/04/2021
New Progress in the study of late Paleoproterozoic magmatism and tectonic setting in the Cathaysia Block01/29/2021
Series advances made by Key Laboratory of Global Change and Marine-Atmospheric Chemistry (GC-MAC)12/31/2020
New Progress in the Research of Exploring Blue Carbon Plants to Effectively Reflect the Carbon Capture and Storage Capacity of Marine Ecosystem12/09/2020
Gratifying progress in the application of “Research and Development of Working Tubes for the Oxidation of Tritium in Marine Organisms”11/27/2020
The Research Progress of Nanobody in The Application of Red Light-Switchable Protein Dimerization Systems11/24/2020