Advanced Utilization of Marine Algae

Research field description:

ØIsolation of polysaccharides from marine algae including alginate, agar, and carrageenan;

ØNutritional analysis of marine algae;

ØPurification and utilization of polysaccharides enzymes acting on marine algae;

ØDiscovery of active compounds of marine algae for utilization in food, pharmacy and cosmetics;

ØPhysical Properties of seafood;

ØTransportation and Storage fresh seafood.

Location and contact:

The laboratory is located in room 119 and 121 of the 62 Building. Contact us by phone at +086-532-82032182.

Faculties in this lab:



Research interest


Jiaochao Xu


Chemical utilization of algae

Xin Gao


Physical Properties of Aquatic product

Xiaoting Fu


Biological utilization of algae

Lab publications

1. Xin GAO, Tian YU, Zhao-hui ZhangJia-chao XU, Xiao-ting FU. Rheological and Sensory Properties of Four Kinds of Jams. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research.2011;2(10): 227-234.

2. Xin Gao*, Zhaohui Zhang. Rheological changes of sea cucumber Stichipus japonicus during different heated times. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture(2011) 2(14):258-262

3. Xin Gao*, Zhaohui Zhang, Wenjing Sheng, Yuri Tashiro AND Hiroo Ogawa. Determination of glycosaminoglycan in sea cucumber by high-performance liquid chromatography with post column derivatization.Mathematical and Physical Fisheries Science, 9:105-1152012

4. Xin Gao, Liangfeng Liu, Zhaohuizhang, Qian Liu. Rheological and Structural Properties of Sea Cucumber during Different Heating Temperature.International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture. 2012; 4(10): 209-216.

5.Xin Gao , Bofeng Yang , Zhixu TangXinLuo, Fengmei Wang, Hui Xu, and XueCai Determination of phthalates released from paper packing materials by SPE-HPLC. Journal of Chromatographic Science.2013;10:1-7.

6. Xue-yan FU, Chang-hu Xue, Ben-chun Miao, Xin Gao*. Characterization of proteases from the digestive tract of sea cucumber(Stichopus japonicus): high alkaline protease activity. Aquaculture 246(2005): 321-329.

7. Xueyan FUChanghu XUEBenchun MIAOZhaojie LIXin GAO*. Distribution and seasonal activity variation of the proteases in digestive tract of sea cucumber.Fisheries Sci. 2006; 72: 1130 -1132.

8. Fengxia Cui, Zhaojie Li, Yongqin Zhang, XinGao*. Characterization and subunit composition of collagen from the body wall of sea cucumber Stichopus japonicus.Food Chemistry, Volume 100, Issue 3, 2007, Pages 1120-1125.

9. Fu Xiaoting, Lin Hong, Kim Sang Moo. 2008. Optimization of culturing condition and medium composition for the production of alginate lyase by a marine Vibrio sp. YKW-34. Journal of Ocean University of China (English version).7:97—102.

10. Xiao Ting Fu,Sang Guan You, Sang Moo Kim. 2008. Characterization of a salt-tolerant acid protease produced by Bacillus Megaterium KLP-98 and its potential as a fermentation starter for the manufacture of fish sauce. Journal of Food Biochemistry.32:279—298. (SCI; Impact factor: 0.756)

11. Xiao Ting Fu,Hong Lin, Sang Moo Kim. 2007. Purification and characterization of a Na+/K+ dependent alginate lyase from turban shell gut Vibrio sp. YKW-34. Enzyme and Microbial Technology.41:828—834. (SCI; Impact factor: 1.897)

12Xiao Ting Fu,Hong Lin, Sang Moo Kim. 2008. Purification and characterization of a novel β-agarase, AgaA34, from AgarivoransalbusYKW-34. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.78:265—273. (SCI; Impact factor: 3.689)

13Xiao Ting Fu, Cheol-Ho Pan, Hong Lin, Sang Moo Kim. 2009. Gene Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of a β-Agarase, AgaB34, from Agarivoransalbus YKW-34.Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.19:257—264. (SCI; Impact factor: 2.037)

14.Xiao Ting Fu, Hong Lin, Sang Moo Kim. 2009. Optimization of medium composition and culture conditions for agarase production by Agarivoransalbus YKW-34. Process Biochemistry.44:1158—1163. (SCI; Impact factor: 3.149)

15. Xiao Ting Fu, Sang Moo Kim. 2010. Agarase: review of major sources, categories, purification method, enzyme characteristics and applications. Marine Drugs.8: 200—218. (SCI; Impact factor: 3.471)

16. Xiao Ting FuSang Moo Kim. 2011. Soybean - Genetics and Novel Techniques for Yield Enhancement, Chapter 16 Salt-tolerant acid proteases: Purification, identification, enzyme characteristics, and applications for soybean paste and sauce industry. InTech. pp 311-326.

Lab photos

Current and past lab students