Dr. Li is currently a Professor in the Key Laboratory of Eutrophication and Red Tide Prevention of the Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, College of Life Science and Technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Research in Dr. Li lab has focused on the molecular mechanisms of lipid metabolism of marine microalgae and its potential in microalgal biofuel, also is interested in metabolic engineering of microalgae for high value-added natural products. He has published over 50 papers on SCI journals and delivered over 10 oral presentations in international conferences. His lab has established efficient research platforms for investigations on the mechanisms of microalgal metabolism at cellular and molecular levels. His group have invented many improved microalgal strains and holds a number of patents.