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Yu-Zhong Zhang
Phone number: 0531-88564326
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E-mail: zhangyz@sdu.edu.cn
Title: Professor

Group members:

Xiu-Lan Chen, Proffessor, 0531-88365013, CXL0423@sdu.edu.cn

Mei Shi, Associate professor, 0531-88365013, clubstone@sdu.edu.cn

Xi-Ying Zhang, Associate professor, 0531-88364326,zhangxiying@sdu.edu.cn

Xiao-Yan Song, Associate professor, 0531-88365013, helenhe@sdu.edu.cn

Bin-Bin Xie, Lecturer, 0531-88361382, xbbsdu@hot.mail.com

Hai-Nan Su, Lecturer, 0531-88361382, suhn@sdu.edu.cn

Qi-Long Qin, Lecturer, 0531-88361382, qinqilong@mail.sdu.edu.cn

Education and experience

2002-present, Director of Marine Biotechnology Research Center, Shandong University

2000-present, Professor of Microbiology, Shandong University

1998-2000, Associate professor of Microbiology, Shandong University

1995-1998, Postdoctoral fellow, Shandong University

1992-1995, Ph. D. Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research interests

1. Marine microbiology

 Physiology, biochemistry, diversity, ecology and biotechnology of marine bacteria in the oceanic extreme environments.

 Photosynthesis and evolution of cyanobacteria and red algae.

2. Marine biotechnology

 Application of novel enzymes and exopolysaccharides from marine bacteria.

3. Agricultural Microbiology

 Biology of filamentous fungi Trichoderma spp.

 Biocontrol of plant pathogens by Trichoderma spp. and interaction between plant and Trichoderma spp.

Selected publications(* corresponding author):

1. Zhang Y-Z, Li Y, Xie B-B, Chen X-L, Yao Q-Q, Zhang X-Y, Kempher ML, Zhou J, Oren A, Qin Q-L (2016) Nascent Genomic Evolution and Allopatric Speciation of Myroides profundi D25 in Its Transition from Land to Ocean. mBio, 7(1): e01946-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.01946-15.

2. Zi-Chao Yu, Xiu-Lan Chen, Qing-Tao Shen, Dian-Li Zhao, Bai-Lu Tang, Hai-Nan Su, Zhao-Yu Wu, Qi-Long Qin, Bin-Bin Xie, Xi-Ying Zhang, Yong Yu, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Bo Chen and Yu-Zhong Zhang*,Filamentous phages prevalent in Pseudoalteromonas spp. confer properties advantageous to host survival in Arctic sea ice, ISME Journal, 2015 Mar 17;9(4):871-81. 2014 Oct 10. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.185.

3. Peng Wang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Chun-Yang Li, Xiang Gao, Deyu Zhu, Bin-Bin Xie, Qi-Long Qin, Xi-Ying Zhang, Hai-Nan Su, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Luying Xun and Yu-Zhong Zhang*. Structural and molecular basis for the novel catalytic mechanism and evolution of DddP, an abundant peptidase-like bacterial Dimethylsulfoniopropionate lyase: a new enzyme from an old fold. Molecular Microbiology. 2015, 98(2): 289-301.

4. Zi-Hao Mi, Zi-Chao Yu, Hai-Nan Su, Lei Wang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Xiuhua Pang, Qi-Long Qin, Bin-Bin Xie, Xi-Ying Zhang, Bai-Cheng Zhou and Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Physiological and genetic analyses reveal a mechanistic insight into the multifaceted lifestyles of Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913 adapted to the deep-sea sediment, Environmental Microbiology, 2015 Oct;17(10):3795-806.

5. Li CY, Wei TD, Zhang SH, Chen XL, Gao X, Wang P, Xie BB, Su HN, Qin QL, Zhang XY, Yu J, Zhang HH, Zhou BC, Yang GP, Zhang YZ*. Molecular insight into bacterial cleavage of oceanic dimethylsulfoniopropionate into dimethyl sulfide. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014,111: 1026-1031.

6. Xiang Gao, Jue Wang, Da-Qi Yu, Fei Bian, Bin-Bin Xie, Xiu-Lan Chen Bai-Cheng Zhou, Lu-Hua Lai, Zhi-Xin Wang, Jia-Wei Wu*, Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Structural Basis for the Autoprocessing of Zinc Metalloproteases in the Thermolysin Family. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010, 107(41): 17569-74.

7. Qi-Long Qin, Yang Li, Yan-Jiao Zhang, Zhe-Min Zhou, Wei-Xin Zhang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Xi-Ying Zhang, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Lei Wang and Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Comparative genomics reveals a deep-sea sediment-adapted life style of Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913, The ISME Journal , 2011, 5(2): 274-84.

8. Ran LY, Su HN, Zhao GY, Gao X, Zhou MY, Wang P, Zhao HL, Xie BB, Zhang XY, Chen XL, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ*. Structural and Mechanistic Insights into Collagen Degradation by a Bacterial Collagenolytic Serine Protease in the Subtilisin Family. Molecular Microbiology, 2013, 90(5): 997-1010.

9. Xiang Gao, Tian-Di Wei, Nan Zhang, Bin-Bin Xie, Hai-Nan Su, Xi-Ying Zhang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Yu-Zhong Zhang*. Molecular insights into the terminal energy acceptor in cyanobacterial phycobilisome, Molecular Microbiology, 2012, 85(5): 907-915.

10. Xiang Gao, Nan Zhang, Tian-Di Wei, Hai-Nan Su, Bin-Bin Xie, Chuang-Chuang Dong, Xi-Ying Zhang, Xiu-Lan Chen, Bai-Cheng Zhou Zhi-Xin Wang, Jia-Wei Wu, Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Crystal Structure of the N-terminal Domain of Linker LR and the Assembly of Cyanobacterial Phycobilisome Rods. Molecular Microbiology, 2011, 82: 698-705.

11. Ping-Yi Li, Peng Ji, Chun-Yang Li, Yi Zhang, Guang-Long Wang, Xi-Ying Zhang,Bin-Bin Xie,Qi-Long Qin, Xiu-Lan Chen, Bai-Cheng Zhou, and Yu-Zhong Zhang*. Structural Basis for Dimerization and Catalysis of a Novel Esterase from the GTSAG Motif Subfamily of the Bacterial Hormone-sensitive Lipase Family. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2014, 289: 19031-19041.

12. Ran LY, Su HN, Zhou MY, Wang L, Chen XL, Xie BB, Song XY, Shi M, Qin QL, Pang X, Zhou BC, Zhang YZ*, Zhang XY*. Characterization of a Novel Subtilisin-like Protease Myroicolsin from Deep sea bacterium Myroides profundi D25 and Molecular insight into its Collagenolytic Mechanism. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2014, 289(9): 6041-6053.

13. Hui-Lin Zhao, Xiu-Lan Chen, Bin-Bin Xie, Ming-Yang Zhou, Xiang Gao, Xi-Ying Zhang, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Anthony S. Weiss and Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Elastolytic mechanism of a novel M23 metalloprotease pseudoalterin from deep-sea Pseudoalteromonas sp. CF6-2: cleaving not only glycyl bonds in the hydrophobic regions, but also peptide bonds in the hydrophilic regions involved in crosslinking, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2012, 2012 Nov 16;287(47):39710-20

14. Yu-Kai Wang, Guo-Yan Zhao (co-first author), Yang Li, Xiu-Lan Chen, Bin-Bin Xie, Hai-Nan Su, Yao-Hui Lv, Hai-Lun He, Hong Liu, Jun Hu, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Mechanistic insight into the function of the C-terminal PKD domain of the collagenolytic serine protease deseasin MCP-01 from deep-sea Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913: Binding of the PKD domain to collagen results in collagen swelling but does not unwind the collagen triple helix, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2010, 285(19):14285-91

15. Bin-Bin Xie, Fei Bian, Xiu-Lan Chen, Hai-Lun He, Jun Guo, Xiang Gao, Yin-Xin Zeng, Bo Chen, Bai-Cheng Zhou, and Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Cold adaptation of zinc metalloproteases in the thermolysin family from deep-sea and Arctic sea-ice bacteria revealed by catalytic and structural properties and molecular dynamics: New insights into relationship between conformational flexibility and hydrogen-bonding, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2009, 284: 9257-9269.

16. Guo-Yan Zhao, Xiu-Lan Chen (co-first author), Hui-Lin Zhao, Bin-Bin Xie, Bai-Cheng Zhou, Yu-Zhong Zhang*, Hydrolysis of insoluble collagen by deseasin MCP-01 from deep-sea Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913: Collagenolytic characters, collagen-binding ability of C-terminal PKD domain and Implication for its novel role in deep-sea sedimentary particulate organic nitrogen degradation, Journal of Biological Chemistry,2008, 283 (52): 36100-36107.

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