NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences
LI PengCheng


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Name: Pengcheng Li


Subject: Marine Biochemistry

Tel/Fax: 86-532-82898707


Address: 7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao 266071, China



2000.4 – Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS

1983.10-2000.3, Assistance Professor and Associate Professor,

1978.9-1983.9 research assistant, The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS



Ph.D. 2005. Graduate University of CAS

B.Sc. 1978. Xiamen University, Xiamen, China


Professional Memberships

Since 2013, Director of the Marine Biological Products Center of the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center of the National Development and Reform Commission

2005-2021Vice Chairman of the Chemistry Branch of the Chinese Society of Oceanology and Limnology

2011-2021Vice Chairman of the Chitin Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society


Research Interests:

The research interest is marine biochemistry, including the chemistry of polysaccharides such as chitin/chitosan. The research and development of marine biological products is also his research field, mainly engaged in the extraction technology of marine biological active substances and its application in agriculture, food and medicine, especially the application of marine biological resources to agriculture.


Academic Achievements

 He has led and achieved a series of groundbreaking results in the high-value utilization of marine biological resources in China. A number of research results have been transformed and achieved industrialization with the enterprises in Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong and other places, and achieved significant economic and social benefits. He has undertaken more than 50 national, provincial and municipal research projects, published more than 230 papers (more than 230 SCI papers), with more than 4,500 citations, and authorized more than 80 national invention patents, and 1 US invention patent.

Honors and Awards:

He has won more than 10 scientific rewards including the first and second prize of Marine Innovation Achievement by State Oceanic Administration, the second invention prize by CAS and the second prize of Science and Technology Progress by Shangdong Province.


Selected Publications: 

1. Chaojie Xu, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Yukun Qin, Li, Kecheng Li; Huahua Yu, Pengcheng Li. Immunostimulatory effect of N-2-hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride chitosan-sulfate chitosan complex nanoparticles on dendritic cells. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2021, 251,117098.

2. Chunlin Yu, Yang Yue, Xiujing Yin, Rongfeng Li, Huahua Yu, Pengcheng Li. Identifying and revealing the geographical variation in Nemopilema nomurai venom metalloprotease and phospholipase A(2) activities. Chemosphere, 2021, 266, 129164.

3. Yukun Qin, Pengcheng Li, Zhanyong Guo. Cationic chitosan derivatives as potential antifungals: A review of structural optimization and applications. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2020, 236,116002.

4. Zhaoqian Fan, Yukun Qin, Song Liu, Ronge Xing, Huahua Yu, Xiaolin Chen, Kecheng Li, Rongfeng Li, Xueqin Wang, Pengcheng Li. The bioactivity of new chitin oligosaccharide dithiocarbamate derivatives evaluated against nematode disease (Meloidogyne incognita). Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019,224, 115155.

5. Yuzhen Ma, Huahua Yu, Weixiang Liu, Yukun Qin, Ronge Xing, Pengcheng Li. Integrated proteomics and metabolomics analysis reveals the antifungal mechanism of the C-coordinated O-carboxymethyl chitosan Cu (II) complex. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2019, 155, 1491-1509.

6. Yue Yang, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Yukun Qin, Kecheng Li, Huahua Yu, Pengcheng Li. Hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride chitosan activates RAW 264.7 macrophages through the MAPK and JAK-STAT signaling pathways. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2019. 205, 401–409.

7. Zhang Xiaoqian, Li Kecheng, Xing Ronge, Liu Song, Chen Xiaolin, Yang Haoyue, Li Pengcheng. miRNA and mRNA Expression Profiles Reveal Insight into Chitosan-Mediated Regulation of Plant Growth. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. (2018). 66(15):3810-3822.(cover article).

8.  Li Rongfeng, Yu Huahua, Yue Yang, Li Pengcheng. Combined Proteome and Toxicology Approach Reveals the Lethality of Venom Toxins from Jellyfish Cyanea nozakii. Journal of Proteome Research. (2018).DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00568. (Cover article).

9. Liu Weixiang, Qin Yukun,Liu Song, Xing, Ronge,Yu Huahua, Chen Xiaolin, Li Kecheng, Li Pengcheng.  Synthesis of C-coordinated O-carboxymethyl chitosan metal complexes and evaluation of their antifungal activity .Scientific Reports. (2018). 84845

10. Xiaoqian Zhang, Kecheng Li, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Pengcheng Li. Metabolite Profiling of Wheat Seedlings Induced by Chitosan: Revelation of the Enhanced Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science. (2017).8:fpls.2017.02017.

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