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Academic Areas: Microbiology

Research Interests: Biodegradation & Bioconversion of biomass and xenobiotics; Biofabrication; Biomaterials; Bioactive substances

Academic Degrees

PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2007, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

MS in Microbiology, 1988, Huazhong Agricultural University

BS in Microbiology, 1988, Huazhong Agricultural University

Professional Experience

1995-present               College of Life Science and Technology, HUST

1994-1995                   Director, Jingyue institute of biotechnology, Guangdong

1988-1993                   Huazhong Agricultural University

1983-1985                   Enshi Technical College

1982-1983                   Environment Protection Administration

Selected Publications

1. Su Sun, Shangxian Xie, Hu Chen, Yanbing Cheng, Yan Shi, Xing Qin, Susie Y. Dai, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Joshua S. Yuan. Genomic and Molecular Mechanisms for Efficient Biodegradation of Aromatic Dye. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016, 302: 286-295

2. Wen Kong, Hong Chen, Si Lv, Fuying Ma, Lei Wang, Hongbo Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Characterization of a novel manganese peroxidase from white-rot fungus Echinodontium taxodii 2538, and its use for the degradation of lignin-related compounds.

3. Shangxian Xie, Xing Qin, Yanbing Cheng, Dhrubojyoti Laskar, Weichuan Qiao, Su Sun, Luis H. Reyes, Xin Wang, Susie Y. Dai, Scott E. Sattler, Katy Kao, Bin Yang, Xiaoyu Zhang* and Joshua S. Yuan*. Simultaneous conversion of all cell wall components by an oleaginous fungus without chemi-physical pretreatment. Green Chemistry, 2015, 17: 1657-1667

4. Rui Zhuo, Feng He, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Yang Yang*. Characterization of a yeast recombinant laccase rLAC-EN3-1 and its application in decolorizing synthetic dye with the coexistence of metal ions and organic solvents. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 93( 15): 63-72

5. Lili Shi, Hongbo Yu, Tianbao Dong, Wen Kong, Ming Ke, Fuying Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Biochemical and molecular characterization of a novel laccase from the selective lignin-degrading white-rot fungus Echinodontium taxodii 2538. Process Biochemistry, 2014, 49(7): 1097-1106

6. Yang Yang*, Fuxiang Wei, Rui Zhuo, Fangfang Fan, Huahua Liu, Chen Zhang, Li Ma, Mulan Jiang, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Enhancing the Laccase Production and Laccase Gene Expression in the White-Rot Fungus Trametes velutina 5930 with Great Potential for Biotechnological Applications by Different Metal Ions and Aromatic Compounds. Plos One, 2013, 8(11): e79307

7. Yanqing Yu, Yelin Zeng, Jiane Zuo, Fuying Ma, Xuewei Yang, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Yujue Wang*. Improving the conversion of biomass in catalytic fast pyrolysis via white-rot fungal pretreatment. Bioresource Technology, 2013,134:198-203

8. Yang Y, Fan F, Zhuo R, Ma F, Gong Y, Wan X, Jiang M, Zhang X*. Expression of laccase gene from white rot fungus in Pichia pastoris can enhance the resistance of yeast to H2O2-mediated oxidative stress by stimulating the glutathione-based antioxidative system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2012, 78(16): 5845-54

9. Jianguo Wu, Xialu Yang, Juan Ge, Xin Zhang, Lin Wu, Jianmiao Liu, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Biotransformation of sophoricoside in Fructus sophorae by the fungus Schizophyllum commune. Bioresource Technology, 2012, 111:496-499
Jianguo Wu, Xin Zhang, Jilin Wan, Fuying Ma, Yong Tang, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Production of fiberboard using corn stalk pretreated with white-rot fungus Trametes hirsute by hot pressing without adhesive. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102: 11258-11261

10. Y10. ang Yang, Fuying Ma, Hongbo Yu, Fangfang Fan, Xia Wan, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Mulan Jiang, (2011). Characterization of a laccase gene from the white-rot fungi Trametes sp. 5930 isolated from Shennongjia Nature Reserve in China and studying on the capability of decolorization of different synthetic dyes. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 57: 13-22

11. Xuewei Yang, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Shulin Chen. Study on bio-pretreatment of lignin by white-rot fungi for enhancing pyrolysis in inert atmosphere. Wood Science and Technology, 2011, 1-13 (10.1007/s00226-011-0420-4)

12. Xuewei Yang, Fuying Ma, Hongbo Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Shulin Chen. Effects of biopretreatment of corn stover with white rot fungus on low-temperature pyrolysis products. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102 (3): 3498-3503

13. Jianguo Wu, Shi Gao, Jilin Wan, Yelin Zeng, Fuying Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang. Thermogravimetric kinetics of corn stalk pretreated by oleaginous fungi Cunninghamella echinulata. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102, 5255–5258

14. Wanqing Du, Hongbo Yu, Lili Song, Ji Zhang, Changlong Weng, Fuying Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang. The promoting effect of byproducts from Irpex lacteus on subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of bio-pretreated cornstalks. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2011, 4:37

15. Jianguo Wu, Juan Ge, Yiping Zhang, Yue Yu, Xiaoyu Zhang*. Solubility of Genistein in Water, Methanol, Ethanol, Propan-2-ol, 1-Butanol, and Ethyl Acetate from (280 to 333) K. J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2010, 55, 5286-5288

16. Hongbo Yu, Wanqing Du, Ji Zhang, Fuying Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Weixin Zhong. Fungal treatment of cornstalks enhances the delignification and xylan loss during mild alkaline pretreatment and enzymatic digestibility of glucan. Bioresource Technology, 2010, 101: 6728-6734

17. Chunyan Xu, Fuying Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang*, Shulin Chen. Biological Pretreatment of Corn Stover by Irpex lacteus for Enzymatic Hydrolysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2010, 58:10893-10898

Courses Taught

Microbiology (0701653) Undergraduate

Trends in Microbiology (170.901) for PhD student


1. Molecular mechanism on high efficient utilization of lignocellulose substrate by edible fungi. The National Basic Research Program of China (2014CB138301)(2014-2018)

2. The mechanism on co-degradation of dye with lignocellulose by white rot fungi. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31170104) (2012-2015)

3. Study on mechanism of lignin degradation. The National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (2012AA10180501) (2012-2015)

4. Response mechanism of the macromolecular structure of biomass to thermochemical environment, The National Basic Research Program of China (2007CB210201) (2007-2011)

5. Development and Applicalion Technology of Special Environmental Microbial Resource. The National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (2007AA021301) (2007-2010)

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