Dr. Yumei Dai received her Ph.D in Microbiology from Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She further developed her research career in Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, CAS and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States. Since 2012, she worked at Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS, as an Associate Professor.
She currently focuses on “Fishing” key bacterial communities, strains and genes of anaerobic fermentation in Qinghai-Tibetan Wetland soils and studying the mechanism of biogas production at low temperatures. She also conducted researches related to cancer treatment with engineered Salmonella typhimurium, food safety in preventing the growth of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, diversity and characterization of Streptomyces linear and circle plasmids and molecular ecology of Alnus Endosymbiotic nitrogen-fixing Frankia.
Biogas fermentation; Cellulose and Chitin Degradation; Plasmid; Methanogen; Actinomyces; Pathogen; Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Ecology.