Yang ZHANG, Ph.D.
2008-2012, School of Life Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong University, B.S.
2016-2017, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Joint training Ph.D.
2012-2018, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Ph.D.
2018-present, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Assistant Professor
By employing synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, our group focuses on engineering and devising efficient microbial cell factory (such as photosynthetic bacteria, cyanobacteria, et.ac) for cost-effective biosynthesis of high-value pharmaceutical intermediates, fragrance and flavors, fine chemicals and natural products from renewable feedstocks.
1.Zhang Y, Yang HH*, Guo LJ*. Enhancing photo-fermentative hydrogen production performance of Rhodobacter capsulatus by disrupting methylmalonate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase gene.Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41 (1):190-197.
2.Zhang Y, Yang HH*, Feng JL, Guo LJ*. Overexpressing F0/F1 operon of ATPase in Rhodobacter sphaeroides enhanced its photo-fermentative hydrogen production. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41 (16): 6743-6751.
3.Zhang Y, Hu J, Ma HY, Yang HH*, Guo LJ*.Overexpressing atpXF enhanced photo-fermentative hydrogen production performance of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42 (15): 9641-9649.
4.Zhang Y, Guo LJ*, Yang HH. Enhancement of hydrogen production through a mixed culture of Enterobacter cloacae and Rhodobacter sphaeroides.Energy Fuels,2017, 31 (7): 7234-7240.
5.Zhang Y, Li Q, Wang XQ, Yang HH, Guo LJ*. Enhanced biohydrogen production from cornstalk through a two-step fermentation: dark- and photo-fermentation.Int J Energy Research, 2017, 41 (15): 2491-2501.
6.Bahia KH, Wu HJ, Crysten BH, Zhang Y, Federica S, Andreia FV, Hans GK, Fevzi D*. Widespread distribution and functional specificity of the copper importer CcoA: Separate Cu uptake and delivery routes to bacterial cytochrome c oxidases. mBio, 2018, 9 (1):e00065-18.