Associate Professor

Phone: 86-27-87792108


Academic Areas: Microbiology

Research Interests: Fungal Biology& Biotechnology; Biodegradation & Bioconversion;

Academic Degrees

PhD in Microbiology, 2002, Huazhong Agricultural University

MS in Microbiology, 1997, Huazhong Agricultural University

BS in Plant Protection, 1994, Huazhong Agricultural University

Professional Experience

2003.9-present      College of Life Science and Technology, HUST

2003.1-2003.7       Research assistant, Chinese University of Hong Kong

1997.7- 1999.8      Institute of Vegetable Science, Wuhan

Selected Publications

1. Li Tan, Rui Zhuo, Shue Li, Fuying Ma*, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Differential expression of desaturase genes and changes in fatty acid composition of Mortierella sp. AGED in response to environmental factors. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.7990

2. Li Tan, Shue Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Fuying Ma*. Cloning and functional analysis of Δ6 desaturase gene and its upstream region from Mortierella sp. AGED. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2015, 95(15): 3077-3083

3. Fuying Ma, Yelin Zeng, Jinjin Wang, Yang Yang, Xuewei Yang, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Thermogravimetric study and kinetic analysis of fungal pretreated corn stover using the distributed activation energy model. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 128: 417-422

4. Yelin Zeng, Xuewei Yang, Hongbo Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Fuying Ma*. The delignification effects of white-rot fungal pretreatment on thermal characteristics of moso bamboo. Bioresource Technology, 2012, 114: 437-442

5. Fuying Ma, Jinjin Wang, Yelin Zeng, Hongbo Yu, Yang Yang, Xiaoyu Zhang. Influence of the co-fungal treatment with two white rot fungi on the lignocellulosic degradation and thermogravimetry of corn stover. Process Biochemistry, 2011, 46: 1767-1773

6. Yelin Zeng, Xuewei Yang, Hongbo Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Fuying Ma*. Comparative studies on thermochemical characterization of corn straw pretreated by white-rot and brown-rot fungi. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2011, 59 (18): 9965-9971

7. Fuying Ma, Jinjin Wang, Yelin Zeng, Xiaoyu Zhang, Lifeng Yan, Jianguo Wu. Influence of fungal pretreatment on thermogravimetric characteristics and fast pyrolysis vapors of corn stover. Biofuels, 2011, 2(5): 557-567

8. Fuying Ma, Na Yang, Chunyan Xu, Hongbo Yu, Jianguo Wu, Xiaoyu Zhang. Combination of biological pretreatment with mild acid pretreatment for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production from water hyacinth. Bioresource Technology, 2010, 101( 24): 9600-9604

Courses Taught

Metabolic Physiology and Metabolic Engineering (0707751) Undergraduate

Nutrition, health and beauty treatment of edible & medicinal mushroom (1413581) Undergraduate

Advanced Microbiology (170.520) Graduate

Microbial Molecular Biology (170.522) Graduate


Molecular mechanism of lignin degradation by cell wall-associated ligninase from Irpex lacteus, National Natural Science Foundation of China (31570557) (2014-2017)

Molecular mechanism on high efficient utilization of lignocellulose substrate by edible mushroom. The National Basic Research Program of China (2014CB138301) (2016-2018)

Screening and application of microbial polyunsaturated fatty acids, The National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) (2011AA10090403) (2011-2015)

Molecular mechanism on laccase expression regulated by Lentinula edodes responsing to substrate difference. Hubei Natural Science Foundation (2014-2015)


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