College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to


Bin Liu

Ph.D., Associate Researcher


Adress:Room 201-2, Zhizhi Building, Canghai Campus, Shenzhen University



2015,South China University of Technology, Microalgal biotechnology, Ph.D.

2010,Jinan University (Guangzhou), Food Science, M. Eng.

2007,Shandong Agricultural University, Food Science and Engineering, B. Eng.


Working Experience:

2018.09-2019.06,Shandong Agricultural University, Associate Professor

2015.09-2018.08,Peking University, Postdoctoral fellow


Research Interests:

1.Large-scale cultivation and industrial application of marine microalgae

2.Functional food (e.g. carotenoids, PUFAs and plant-based protein)



1.Lu X., Liu B., He Y.J., Guo B.B., Sun H., Chen F. (2019) Novel insights into mixotrophic cultivation of Nitzschia laevis for co-production of fucoxanthin and eicosapentaenoic acid. Bioresource Technology, 294, 122145.

2.Guo B.B., Liu B., Wei H.H., Cheng K.W., Chen F. (2019) Extract of the microalga Nitzschia laevis prevents high‐fat‐diet‐induced obesity in mice by modulating the composition of gut microbiota. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 63(3): 201800808. (cover featured)

3.Sun H., Mao X.M., Wu T., Ren Y.Y., Chen F., Liu B.*(2018) Novel insight of carotenoid and lipid biosynthesis and their roles in storage carbon metabolism in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Bioresource Technology, 263, 450-457.

4.Lu X., Sun H., Zhao W.Y., Cheng K.W., Chen F.*, Liu B.*(2018) A hetero-photoautotrophic two-stage cultivation process for production of fucoxanthin by the marine diatom Nitzschia laevis. Marine Drugs, 16(7), 219.

5.Zhu B.J., Liu B. (co-first author), Qu C., Zhang H., Guo W.H., Chen F., Zou R.Q. (2018) Tailoring biomass-derived carbon for high-performance supercapacitor from controllably cultivated algae microspheres. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6, 1523-1530.

6.Ma X.N., Liu B., Yang B., Guo B., Liu J., Chen F. (2018) Physiochemical and gene expression analyses reveal differential responses of the marine oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis salina under different lipid-induction conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology, 30: 909-919.

7.Sun H., Liu B., Lu X., Cheng K.W., Chen F. (2017) Staged cultivation enhances biomass accumulation in the green growth phase of Haematococcus pluvialis. Bioresource Technology, 233: 326-331.

8.Guo B.B., Liu B., Yang B., Sun P.P., Lu X., Liu J., Chen F. (2016) Screening of diatom strains and characterization of Cyclotella cryptica as a potential fucoxanthin producer. Marine Drugs, 14(7), 125-138.

9.Liu B., Liu J., Sun P.P., Ma X.N., Jiang Y., Chen F. (2015) Sesamol enhances cell growth and the biosynthesis and accumulation of docosahexaenoic acid in the microalga Crypthecodinium cohnii. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(23), 5640-5645.

10.Liu B., Sun Z., Ma X.N., Yang B., Jiang Y., Wei D., Chen F. (2015) Mutation breeding of extracellular polysaccharide-producing microalga Crypthecodinium cohnii by a novel mutagenesis with atmospheric and room temperature plasma. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(4): 8201-8212.

11.Liu B., Liu J., Chen T.P., Yang B., Jiang Y., Wei D., Chen F. (2015) Rapid characterization of fatty acids in oleaginous microalgae by near-infrared spectroscopy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(4): 7045-7056.