SCIENCE

Dr LIHUA HAN

Molecular Biology Technician

Plant Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
lihua.han@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 856

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        Strategic programme

        • Tailoring Plant Metabolism (TPM)

        Science project

        • 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?

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2010 - PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, China Agricultural University, China
        • 2004 - MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, Hebei Agricultural University
        • 2001 - BSc in Horticulture, Hebei Agricultural University