Dr LIHUA HAN
Synthetic Biologist and Transgenic Plant Specialist
Plant Sciences for the Bioeconomy
Lihua’s research interest is mainly in the area of lipid metabolism. Her project is focused on engineering omega-3 fish oils (EPA and DHA) in the oilseed crop, Camelina. With the emerging field of synthetic biology, she conducts high-throughput DNA circuit assembly, and tests their performance in Camelina by sophisticated lipidomics analysis. She is also actively involved in a series of transgenic Camelina-produced fish oil trials in different organisms, and she tests the GM plant’s agricultural traits in a range of geographic locations. These land-based sources of omega-3 fish oils will contribute to the sustainability of the fish farming industry and benefit human health and well-being in the future.
- Tailoring Plant Metabolism (TPM)
- Can oils derived from genetically-modified plants replace fish oil as a source of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet?
- 2010 - PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, China Agricultural University and Peking University, China
- 2004 - MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, Hebei Agricultural University
- 2001 - BSc in Horticulture, Hebei Agricultural University