Hongbo Yu

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Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates  
Supervisor of Master's Candidates  


Department:School of Life Science and Technology

Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Degree:Doctoral Degree

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Dr. Hongbo Yu is a Professor of Microbiology in Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interests focus on environmental microbiology, enzyme engineering and biorefinery, especially focus on lignocellulosic biomass valorization to value-added chemicals, materials and liquid fuels. He has authored more than thirty peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals, including Green Chemistry, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Bioresource Technology et al., and been the first inventor for two patents.

Educational Experience

2002.9 2007.6

  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Postgraduate (Doctoral)

1995.9 1999.6

  • Lanzhou University
  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree)

Work ExperienceMore>>

2020.1 Now
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • 生命科学与技术学院
  • Professor
2016.1 2016.12
  • Texas A&M University
  • Visiting scholar
2013.1 2019.12
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • 生命科学与技术学院
  • Associate Professor

Social Affiliations

2018.11 Now

  • Executive member of  Enzyme Engineering Committee of Hubei Society for Microbiology

Research Group

Name of Research Group:环境资源微生物技术研究所
Description of Research Group:团队现有教师4人(教授3人,副教授1人),博士后4人,博士及硕士研究生33人。针对环境、能源、材料、食品、健康等行业的重大需求,团队长期以微生物学与生物技术为研究领域,生物质及异生物质白腐真菌降解与转化为研究特色。从合成生物学、环境微生物技术、分子生态学等多方面深入研究木质纤维素与芳烃污染物生物降解、转化与生物智造、环境保护相关的理论与应用技术。 本所每年招收博士后1~2名,博士研究生1~2名,硕士研究生2~4名,欢迎有微生物学、生物化学、分子生物学、环境、化学、材料等背景考生报考。