Fermentation of Fungi 


Caihong DONG (董彩虹) 



Tel: +86 10 6480 6138

Email: dongch@im.ac.cn



Work experiences

· Professor, 2014, Institute of Microbiology, CAS 

· Associate Professor, 2006, Institute of Microbiology, CAS

· Associate Professor, 2005, Three Gorges University



· Ph.D., 2006, Institute of Microbiology, CAS

· M.S.,1997, Department of Food science, Huazhong Agricultural University

· B.S., 1994, Department of Agronomy, Yangtze University 

Areas study

The group takes a functional genomics approach to answer biological questions about fungal growth, development and pathogenesis. The aim is to gain more insight in the regulation of mushroom development. Specifically, we want to know which regulatory genes control mushroom growth and development. We have sequenced the genomes of several species, and we determined how genes are regulated during mushroom development. Importantly, we have recently developed a technique based on CRISPR/Cas9 to efficiently make edits to the genome, allowing us to study gene function with much greater ease. Cordyceps militarisMorchella spp., Ganerdoma spp. and Wolfiporia hoelen are now our research objects.

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