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Daochen Zhu, Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Daochen Zhu, Ph.D., Associate Professor


2008, Ph.D., Microbiology, Kobe University, Japan    

2004, M.S., Fermentation engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University

2000, B.S., Food Science, Shandong Polytechnic University

Working experience:

      2009-Present, Associate Professor, Jiangsu University

Main Research Interests:

l Biorefinery of lignin, metabolic mechanism, pathway and enzymes.

l Extremophiles resource and diversity, extremozymes and industrial applications.

l Microbial biosynthesis and metabolism regulation of natural products and its application in biomedicine and functional food

Selected Publications (* Corresponding author):  

1. Ahmad F, Zhu D*, Sun J*. Bacterial chemotaxis: a way forward to aromatic compounds biodegradation[J]. Environmental Sciences Europe, 2020, 32: 1-18.

2. Zhu D*, Adebisi W A, Ahmad F, et al. Recent development of Extremophilic Bacteria and Their Application in Biorefinery[J]. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2020, 8: 483.

3. Wu J, Tao Y, Geng A, Xie, R., Zhu, D., Wang, Q et al. Acetylation of Bacterial Cellulose Using N-Methyl-imidazole as a Catalyst Under Solvent-free and N, N-dimethylacetamide/Lithium Chloride Solvent Systems[J]. BioResources, 2020, 15(2): 3688-3706.

4. Li, F., Xie, R., Liang, N., Sun, J*., & Zhu, D*. Biodegradation of Lignin via Pseudocitrobacter anthropi MP-4 Isolated From the Gut of Wood-feeding Termite Microtermes pakistanicus (Isoptera: termitidae). BioResources, 2019, 14(1): 1992-2012.

5. Li Y, Zhu X, Zhang W*., Zhu, D*., Zhou, X., & Zhang*. Archaeal communities in the deep-sea sediments of the South China Sea revealed by Illumina high-throughput sequencing[J]. Annals of Microbiology, 2019, 69(8): 839-848.

6. Zhu, D., Si, H., Zhang, P., Geng, A., Zhang, W., Yang, B., Qian, W.J., Gabriel, M. & Sun, J. Genomics and biochemistry investigation on the metabolic pathway of milled wood and alkali lignin-derived aromatic metabolites of Comamonas serinivorans SP-35. Biotechnology for biofuels, 2018,11(1), 338.

7. Geng A, Cheng Y, Wang Y, Zhu, D., Le, Y., Wu, J., Xie R., Yuan, J.S*., &Sun*, J. Transcriptome analysis of the digestive system of a wood-feeding termite (Coptotermes formosanus) revealed a unique mechanism for effective biomass degradation[J]. Biotechnology for biofuels, 2018, 11(1): 24.

8. Zhu, D*., Zhang, P., Xie, C., Zhang, W., Sun, J., Qian, W. J., & Yang, B. Biodegradation of alkaline lignin by Bacillus ligniniphilus L1. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2017, 10(1): 44.

9. Zhu, D.*, Zhang, P., Li, P., Wu, J., Xie, C., Sun, J., & Niu, L. Description of Leucobacter holotrichiae sp. nov., isolated from the gut of Holotrichia oblita larvae. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 2016, 66(4), 1857-1861.

10. Zhu, D*., Zhang, P., Niu, L., Xie, C., Li, P., Sun, J., & Hang, F. Bacillus ectoiniformans sp. nov., a halotolerant bacterium isolated from deep-sea sediments. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 201666(2), 616-622.

11. Niu, L., Tang, T., Song, L., Xiong, M., Tian, J., Zhang, K., & Zhu, D*. Pullulanibacillus pueri sp. nov., isolated from Pu'er tea. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2015, 65(7), 2167-2171.

12. Qiu, H., Geng, A., Zhu, D., Le, Y., Wu, J., Chow, N., Wu, J., & Sun, J. Purification and Characterization of a Hemocyanin (Hemo1) with Potential Lignin-Modification Activities from the Wood-Feeding Termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 2014, 175(2), 687-697.

13. Zhu, D*., Xie, C., Huang, Y., Sun, J., & Zhang, W. Description of Comamonas serinivorans sp. nov., isolated from wheat straw compost. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 2014,64(12), 4141-4146.

14. Zhu, D*., Tanabe, S. H., Xie, C., Honda, D., Sun, J., & Ai, L. Bacillus ligniniphilus sp. nov., an alkaliphilic and halotolerant bacterium isolated from sediments of the South China Sea. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 2014, 64(5), 1712-1717.

15. Zhu, D*., Tanabe, S. H., Yang, C., Zhang, W., & Sun, J. Bacterial community composition of South China Sea sediments through pyrosequencing-based analysis of 16S rRNA genes.  PloS one, 2013, 8(10), e78501.

16. Zhu, D., Li, P., Tanabe, S. H., & Sun, J. Genome sequence of the alkaliphilic bacterial strain Bacillus ligninesis L1, a novel degrader of lignin. Genome announcements, 2013, 1(2), e00042-13.

17. Chen, T., Wu, Q., Li, S., Xiong, S., Jiang, S., Tan, Q., Zhu, D*., & Wei, H. Microbiological quality and characteristics of probiotic products in China. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2014, 94(1), 131-138.

18. Chen, T., Jiang, S., Xiong, S., Wang, M., Zhu, D*., & Wei, H. Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to microbial diversity analysis in Chinese Douchi. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2012, 92(10), 2171-2176.

19. Zhu, D*., Wang, C., Hosoi-Tanabe, S., Zhang, W., & Nagata, S. The synthesis and role of hydroxyectoine in halophilic bacterium Halomonas ventosae DL7. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2011, 5(16), 2254-2260.

20. Chen, T., Wang, M., Jiang, S., Xiong, S., Zhu, D*., & Wei, H. Investigation of the microbial changes during koji‐making process of Douchi by culture‐dependent techniques and PCR‐DGGE. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 2011, 46(9), 1878-1883.

21. Chen, H. Y., Zhang, J. H., Lu, J., Xu, Q. G., Qi, X. H., & Zhu, D*. Simple and efficient methods for isolation and activity measurement of the recombinant hirudin variant 3 from Bacillus subtilis. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2011, 10(44), 8889-8894.

22. Zhu, D*., Zhang, W., Zhang, Q., & Nagata, S. Accumulation and role of compatible solutes in fast-growing Salinivibrio costicola subsp. yaniae. Canadian journal of microbiology, 2010, 56(12), 1020-1027.

23. Zhu, D., Cui, S., & Nagata, S*. Isolation and characterization of salt-sensitive mutants of the moderately halophilic bacterium Salinivibrio costicola subsp. yaniae. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 2008, 72(8), 1977-1982.

24. Zhu, D., Miyake, H., & Nagata, S. Role of Compatible Solutes in the Fast Growth Bacterium Salinivibrio costicola subsp. yaniae. In OCEANS 2008-MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean (2008, April), (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

25. Zhu, D., Osman, O., & Nagata, S. Physiological role of compatible solute hydroxyectoine, synthesized in the halophilic Halomonas ventosae DL7. In OCEANS 2008-MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean (2008, April), (pp. 1-3). IEEE.

26. Zhu, D., Cui, S., Wei, J., & Nagata, S. Isolation and Characterization of Salt-sensitive Mutants of the Moderately Halophilic Bacterium, Salinivibrio sp. DL6. In Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007(2007, October), (pp. 21-25). IEEE.

27. Zhu, D., Niu, L., Wang, C., & Nagata, S*. Isolation and characterisation of moderately halophilic bacteriumHalomonas ventosae DL7 synthesizing ectoine as compatible solute. Annals of microbiology, 57(3), 2007, 401-406.

28. Wang, C., Zhu, D., & Nagata, S*. Supplementation effects of hydroxyectoine on proline uptake of downshocked Brevibacterium sp. JCM 6894. Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 2006, 101(2), 178-184.

29. Zhang, L., Wang, Y., Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Zhu, D., Wang, C., & Nagata, S*. Supplementation effect of ectoine on thermostability of phytase. Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 2006, 102(6), 560-563.

30. Hosoi-Tanabe, S*., Zhang, H., Zhu, D., Nagata, S., Ban, S., & Imura, S. Comprehensive analysis of an Antarctic bacterial community with the adaptability of growth at higher temperatures than those in Antarctica. Biocontrol science, 2010, 15(2), 57-62.


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