Position

Professor
Medical Biotechnology

Biography

Prof WEI ZHANG, a Biochemical Engineer since 1989, has strong research and teaching expertise in bioprocess engineering, marine bioproducts engineering, and industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology including, marine bioprocessing, molecular and integrated bioprocessing, microalgal biofuels and biorefinery, bioproduct discovery and development, membrane bioreactor, fermentation, plant and animal cell culture. He obtained his PhD from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and did his Postdocs in University of Tokyo, Adelaide University and Cambridge University. He joined Flinders University in 1998. Since 2000, he has secured many national and international grants of over A$18 millions for 40 research projects. He has published 130 refereed Journal papers, 140+ conference presentations, 20+ industrial reports, seven Journal special issues, two conference proceedings, two edited books. He is an editorial member of three International Journals- Biotechnology Letters, Process Biochemistry, and Biofuels. He is a winner of "South Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award" in 2008. He is the Inaugural President of Australia-New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society.

Qualifications

B.E. Chemical Engineering (Dalian University of Technology, China), 1989
Ph.D. Biochemical Engineering (Dalian Institues of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), 1994

Honours, awards and grants

2008 South Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Awards
2004 Adjunct Professorship at Tianjin University, China
2000/01 Visiting Professorship at Kyushu University, Japan
2000 Visiting Professorship at Cornell University, USA
2000 Adjunct Professorship at Dalian Insititute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
2000 "100 Talent Program Award", Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2000 K.C. Wong Research Award, Hong-Kong, China
1999   Flinders Technologies Fellowship to visit the University of Cambridge, UK
1997/99  ARC Fellowship to work in Uni of Adelaide and Flinders Uni, Australia
1996/97  Monbusho High-Tech Fellowship to work in University of Tokyo, Japan
1995  First-Class Paper Award of Satellite Symposium, Chinese Association of Sceince and Technology, China
1994  Presidential Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
1993  Presidential Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Key responsibilities

Professor in Bioprocessing

Founding Director, Flinders Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD)

Head, Molecular Bioprocessing Engineering Laboratory
School of Medicine, Flinders University

Teaching interests

Prof Zhang teaches University students on how the modern pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries develop and design the production process for making drugs, nutritional materials, and biological products from bacteria, plants, and animals of both terrestrial and marine origin. His main teaching interests are:

Bioprocessing and Industrial Biotechnology
Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Biofuels and Biorefinery
Marine Biotechnology
Biotechnology and Community
Enterprise Management in Biotechnology

Topic Coordinator:

  • BTEC3003  Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • BTEC3005  Integrating Biotechnology
  • BTEC9007  Protein Biotechnology
  • BTEC9008  Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology GE

Topic Lecturer:

  • BTEC1001  Introduction to Biotechnology
  • BTEC2001  Biotechnology: From Bench to Community
  • BTEC4001  Biobusiness
  • BTEC9000  Biotechnology Research Project (Medicine)
  • BTEC9001  Biobusiness GE
  • BTEC9006  Professional Skills in Biotechnology
  • BTEC9640  Masters Research Project in Biotechnology (Medicine)

Research expertise

  • Fisheries science
  • Food sciences
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Other biological sciences
  • Other engineering
  • Plant biology
  • Technology

Research interests

Detailed research projects can be found at Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development

Marine Bioproducts and Bioprocessing

  • Value-added to seafood processing by-products and by-catches
  • Bioprospecting and bio-discovery of marine bioproducts
  • Large-scale culture of marine organisms
  • Marine environmental biotechnology
  • Marine biomaterials

Bioenergy and Biorefinery

  • Microalgal-based bioenergy and biofuels
  • Photobiological hydrogen production from marine algae
  • Biorefinery of microalgae biomass

Molecular Plant Cell-Based Bioprocessing

  • Development of plant cell/tissue culture for production of secondary metabolites
  • Metabolic optimization of biosynthetic pathway of secondary metabolism
  • Manipulation of post-biosynthetic pathway of plant cell culture
  • Non-linear plant cell-based bioprocess
  • Metabolic profiling of plant secondary metabolism
  • Screening and discovery of bioactives from Australian native plants

Integrated Bioprocessing and Dynamic Process Optimization

  • Integrated bioprocess
  • Immobilized cell system
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Modelling and supercomputer simulation of bioprocess
  • Downstream processing, isolation, purification

Supervisory interests

  • Marine biotechnology

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Marine biotechology (7) ;

Associate supervisor : Marine biotechology (3) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Marine biotechology (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Marine biotechology (6) ;

Publications

  • Mehbub, M.F., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2015). Secondary metabolites from microorganisms isolated from marine sponges from 2000 to 2012. In Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, Nooruddin Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam, ed. Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds. Florida: CRC Press, pp. 279-317.
  • Zhang, W., ZA, C., YB, F., Y, Z., DN, F. and XJ, Y. (2008). 2007 Advances and prospects in microbial and microalgal biohydrogen production technologies. In 2008 Report on Advances in Industrial Biotechnology. Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Adams, J.R., Franco, C.M., Schmidt, L., Sentence, C., Tham, R.K.W., Young, F.M., et al. (2011). Production of bioactives using in vitro culture of cells from organs sourced from the meat processing industry: Final report. Sydney, Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.
  • Zhang, W., Bai, F., Zhong, J. and Yang, S. (2008). Editors.
  • Zhang, W. and Konczak, I. (2004). Editors. USA: Hindawi Publishing.
  • Zhang, W., MF, J., XJ, Y. and Y, J. (2003). A Thesaurus of Marine Sponge Morphology. Beijing, China: Chemical Industry Press.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Microwave-assisted rapid biomass digestion for liquid fertiliser production using South Australia beach-cast seaweed. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Host-specific microbial community associated with marine sponges at order level. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Highly efficient recovery of omega-3-rich lipids and functional proteins from Australian lobster processing by-products for food and nutraceutical applications. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Fish protein hydrolysates: application in deep-fried food and food safety analysis. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Vortex fluidic device-mediated aqueous two phase extraction of C-phycocyanin from spirulina maxima. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Direct transesterification of microalgae Chloroparva panonica biomass to biodiesel through vortex fluidic device. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Neuroprotective effect of Undaria pinnatifida fucoidan extracts against Aß1–42-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 cells. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Purification and structure elucidation of novel saponins from the sea cucumber Holothuria fuscogilva viscera. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Sponge symbiotic microbiome analysis: applicability and performance of five common 16S rRNA gene region-specific primer sets evaluated by 454 and Illumina platforms. 1st Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society symposium.
  • Zhang, W. (2016). Extract of South Australian Marine sponge Tedania sp. showing potent activities against breast cancer stem cells. 1st Australia New Society symposium, Adelaide.
  • Zhang, W. (2015). Development of Value-added Products from Lobster Head. AusBiotech National Conference.
  • Zhang, W. (2015). Surfing it together – the new wave of Marine Biotechnology. The 52nd Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA) Annual Conference.
  • Zhang, W. (2015). Isolation, purification and structure elucidation of novel saponins from viscera of sea cucumber Stichopus vastus using HPCPC and mass spectrometry. Metabolomics conference.
  • Zhang, W. (2015). Host-specific microbial community associated with marine sponges at order level. EMBO
  • EMBL Symposium: New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology.
  • Sorokin, S.J., Zhang, W., Tham, R.K.W. and Battershill, C. (2014). Blue bioeconomy - red hot! Positioning marine in biotechnology in Australia and New Zealand. In AMSA Conference. AMSA Conference. Canberra, ACT. Jul 2014.
  • Bahrami, Y., Zhang, W. and Franco, C. (2013). Isolation and structure elucidation of novel saponins from the sea cucumber Stichopus hermanni viscera using HPCPC and mass spectrometry. 10th Internatinal Marine Biotechnology Conference.
  • Mehbub, M., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2013). Significant shifts in sponge-associated bacterial community and metabolic profiles of sponge Aplysilla rosea challenged by Vibrio natriegens. In Sponge Conference. Cambridge University Press. 9th World Sponge Conference. Fremantle, Australia. Nov 2013.
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  • Zhang, W. and Tham, R.K.W. (2013). Marine sponge biotechnology: an ocean of discoveries for new industrial products. In 9th World Sponge Conference. Cambridge University Press. 9th World Sponge Conference. Fremantle, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • Yang, Q., Xin, Y., Franco, C.M., Ke, C. and Zhang, W. (2013). Phylogenetic diversity comparison of culturable Actinobacteria associated with marine sponges (Mycale sp. and Stylissa sp.) and ascidians (Stylea plicata and Molgula manhattensis) in six isolation media. In 9th World Sponge Conference. Cambridge University Press. 9th World Sponge Conference. Fremantle, Australia. Nov 2013.
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  • Peng, S., Zhang, W. and Sanderson, B.J. (2013). Screening apolar extracts from South Australian marine sponges for cytotoxicity properties against three human breast cancer cell lines. In 9th World Sponge Conference. Cambridge University Press. 9th World Sponge Conference. Fremantle, Australia. Nov 2013.
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  • Zhang, W., Yang, K., Zeile, S., Wang, J., Sorokin, S.J. and Tanner, J. (2013). Potential of using marine sponge Euryspongia sp. to investigate the impact and adaptation to elevated ocean temperature and reduced pH due to global warming and ocean acidification. In 9th World Sponge Conference. 9th World Sponge Conference. Fremantle, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • Lorbeer, A., Tham, R. and Zhang, W. (2012). Bioproducts from Southern Temperate Waters Algae, Pathways for Discovery and Commercialisation. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide. Jul 2012.
  • He, S., Franco, C. and Zhang, W. (2012). Optimization and physicochemical characterization of enzymatic hydrolysates of proteins from co-products of Atlantic salmon and Yellowtail kingfish. 4th Australia-China Joint Symposium on Science, Technology and Education. Perth, Western Australia. Dec 2012.
  • Ferdous, M., Bekker, J., Zeile, S., Sorokin, S., Tanner, J., Franco, C., et al. (2012). Poster Presentation: Metabolic response of the sponge Aplysilla rosea challenged by Vibrio natriegens in controlled closed aquarium system. In Marine and everything between extremes. AMSA-NZMSS 2012. Hobart, Tasmania. Jul 2012.
  • Ferdous, M., Bekker, J., Zeile, S., Sorokin, S., Tanner, J., Franco, C., et al. (2012). Poster Presentation: Metabolic response of the sponge Aplysilla rosea challenged by Vibrio natriegens in controlled closed aquarium system. In Hidden Treasures Discovering SA's Marine Science Secrets. Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA-SA) 7th Annual Symposium & AGM. Adelaide. Oct 2012.
  • Bekker, J.P.I., Wang, J.J., Peng, S., Lei, J., Sorokin, S.J. and Zhang, W. (2012). Predicting anti-cancer bioactivity of marine sponges using untargeted metabolic profiles. In Handbook of the Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference. Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference. Hobart, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Bahrami, Y., Zhang, W. and Franco, C. (2012). Poster Presentation: Discovery of novel saponins from viscera of sea cucumber Holothuria lessoni. BioProssecing Network Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Lorbeer, A., Tham, R. and Zhang, W. (2012). The highly diverse and endemic seaweed of Australia's Southern Temperate Waters: Potential resources for functional product development. In Hidden Treasures: Discovering SA's Marine Science Secrets. Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA-SA) Annual Symposium & AGM. SARDI Aquatic Sciences , Adelaide. Oct 2012.
  • Zhang, W., Su, P., Franco, C.M. and Tham, R.K.W. (2012). Developing an advanced non-organic solvent-based biorefinery process of extraction, fractionation, and transformation of wet microalgae biomass for biofuels and value-added products. In Handbook of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Zhang, W., Lorbeer, A.J. and Tham, R.K.W. (2012). Advanced microalgae biorefinery technologies: Multiple industrial products opportunities. In Handbook of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Zhang, W. and Tham, R.K.W. (2012). Development of a practical green microalgae photo-hydrogen production technology: Constraints and Directions. In Handbook on the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Zhang, W. and Lorbeer, A. (2012). Advanced Downstream Macroalgae Bioprocessing Technologies. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide. Jul 2012.
  • Zhang, W. (2012). Coastal Marine Sponge Biotechnology: Opportunites and Challenges. In Handbook of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Zeile, S., Wang, J.J., Wang, K., Sorokin, S.J., Bekker, J.P.I., Tham, R.K.W., et al. (2012). Development of marine sponge and sponge cell biosensors of Euryspongia sp. as a potential early warning system of environmental changes (temperature, pH, pollutants) In Handbook of Australian Marine Sciences Association In (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference. Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Marine Sciences Association. Australian Marine Sciences Association In (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference. Hobart, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Yang, Q., Franco, C., Ke, C. and Zhang, W. (2012). Phylogenetic Diversity of Cultivatable Actinobacteria Associated with Ascidians Styela plicata and Molgula manhattensis from the South China Sea. AMSA-NZMSS 2012. Hobart, Tasmania. Jul 2012.
  • Wang, J.J., Peng, S., Bekker, J.P.I., Sorokin, S.J. and Zhang, W. (2012). Anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic activities of Marine Sponges collected from the South Australian coastline. In 4th Joint Conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Australian Marine Sciences Association. 4th Joint Conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Hobart, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Tham, R.K.W., Su, P. and Zhang, W. (2012). Paradigms for the commercialisation of microalgae biorefineries. In Handbook of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechology. Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Su, P., Capelle, E., Zhang, W., Franco, C.M. and Nayar, S. (2012). A comparative evaluation of different lipid extraction techniques for dry algal biomass: Nannochloropsis as a case study. In Handbook of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st Conference on Coastal Biotechnology. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Qin, J., D'Antignana, T., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2012). Antibiotic substances in marine microalgae. In Zhang, Wei., ed. 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB) Sapro Conference Management. 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB) Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • Peng, S., Zhang, W. and Sanderson, B. (2012). Screening South Australian marine sponges for anti-cancer properties against human breast cancer cell lines. Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA-SA) 7th Annual Symposium & AGM. Oct 2012.
  • Peng, S., Zhang, W. and Sanderson, B. (2012). Investigation of anti-cancer properties of compounds extracted from South Australian marine sponges. ASMR Medical Research Week SA Scientific Meeting. Jun 2012.
  • Peng, S., Bekker, J., Wang, J., Zhang, W. and Sanderson, B. (2012). Screening South Australian marine sponges for anti-cancer properties against human breast and cervix cancer cell lines. 4th Joint conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Jul 2012.
  • Zhang, W. and Chen, A. (2010). Photo-biological hydrogen production system by green microalgae: Theoretical analysis for constraints and prospects. In Journal of Biotechnology. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV, pp. S33.
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  • He, S. and Zhang, W. (2010). Characterization and potential applications of co-products from Atlantic salmon (AS) and Yellowtail kingfish (YK) not entered as yet ..
  • Jiang, H., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2010). Intracellular Ribonucleotide pools as a tool for monitoring the physiological state of plant cell suspension culture of Vitis vinifera in response to temperature change. In Chemeca 2010. Chemeca 2010.
  • Jiang, H., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2010). Intracellular Ribonucleotide pools as a tool for monitoring the physiological state of plant cell suspension culture of Vitis vinifera in response to temperature change. In Chemeca. Engineers Australia. Chemeca 2010: The 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Sep 2010.
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  • Wang, J.J., Sanderson, B.J. and Zhang, W. (2010). Xanthones from pericarp of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn.) induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human melanoma cells. In (to be inserted ..) (to be inserted ..) pp. 26-29.
  • Zhang, W., Xue, L., Cao, X. and Cao, H. (2010). Toward intensive aquaculture of marine sponge of Hymeniacidon perlevis: Closing the life cycle under controlled environments.
  • Zhang, W., Conn, S. and Franco, C.M. (2010). Formation, purification and characterization of anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions in Vitis vinifera L. cell suspension cultures. In 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition. 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition.
  • Zhang, W. and Chen, Z. (2010). Photo-biological hydrogen production system by green microalgae: theoretical analysis for constraints and prospects. In 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition. 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition.
  • Zhang, H., Long, Z. and Zhang, W. (2010). A miniature bioreactor for plant cell culture. In Chemeca 2010. Chemeca 2010.
  • Zhang, W., Curtin, C.D. and Franco, C.M. (2009). Regulation of the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway in Vitis Vinifera Cell Culture in Response to Multiple Induction Strategies. In 5th International workshop on Anthocyanins. 5th International workshop on Anthocyanins.
  • Zhang, W. and Tham, R. (2009). Constraints and future directions toward the development of a practical photo-biological hydrogen production system from green microalgae. In 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology. 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology.
  • Zhang, W. (2009). Constraints and future directions toward the development of a practical photo-biological hydrogen production system from green microalgae. In Bioenergy Australia 2009 Conference. Bioenergy Australia 2009 Conference.
  • Zhang, W. (2009). Microalgal biofuels and biorefinery-status, opportunities and challenges. In TWAS Regional Young Scientist Conference: "Food, health and Fuel: Plants for the Future" TWAS Regional Young Scientist Conference: "Food, health and Fuel: Plants for the Future"
  • Zhang, W. (2009). Microalgal biofuels and biorefinery: current status and future opportunities. In BioEco2009. BioEco2009.
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W., Yue, X. and Xiao, H. (2008). Two new taxoids, 2,14-deacetyltaxuyunnanine C and 2-deacetyltaxuyunnanine C from Taxus chinensis cell culture.
  • Guo, Z., Chen, Z., Liu, Y.M., Lu, H., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). High-density cell cultivation for photobiological hydrogen production by marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis.
  • Guo, Z., Chen, Z., Lu, H., Fu, Y., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Sustained hydrogen photoproduction by marine green algae Platymonas subcordiformis integrated with in situ hydrogen consumption by an alkaline fuel cell system.
  • Huang, J. and Zhang, W. (2008). 2-Haloacid dehalogenase-producing bacteria diversity isolated from marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis.
  • Ji, C., Legrand, J., Chen, Z. and Zhang, W. (2008). Nitrogen limitation on growth, starch accumulation and hydrogen metabolism of marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis.
  • Li, H. and Zhang, W. (2008). Optimization and scale-up of a new agar extraction from red seaweed.
  • Liu, W., Wang, W., Bao, X., Zhang, W. and Yu, X. (2008). Study on restoring the genetic diversity of the Japanese scallop (Mizuhopecten yessoensis) in China.
  • M, K., S, N. and Zhang, W. (2008). Biotechnological potential of the marine invertebrates associated microbes and its diversity.
  • Qin, J., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2008). Intracellular ribonucleotide pools as a tool for monitoring the physiological state of plant cell suspension culture of Vitis vinifera in response to temperature change. In (to be inserted..) (to be inserted..)
  • Qu, Y., Hankel, D., Janussen, D., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Morphological variations of Hymeniacidon perlevis in north Atlantic and China Yellow Sea.
  • Song, Y., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Cellular localization and quantification of bioactive alkaloids hymenialdisine and debromohymenialdisine in marine sponge Axinella sp.
  • Sun, L., Zhang, W., Yu, X. and Jin, M. (2008). Experimental studies of the role of different cell types in morphogenesis in marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve.
  • XC, Z., Zhang, W., LY, X. and B, Z. (2008). Feasibility of sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis in controlling pathogenic bacteria in turbot Scophthalmus maximus-culture water system.
  • Xu, X., Zhang, W. and Xu, J. (2008). Establishing suspension culture of Cephalotaxus fortunei cells for alkaloid production.
  • Xue, L., Zhang, X., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Controlled larval release and settlement of the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis (Porifera, Demospnongiae)
  • YJ, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Culture-independent diversity of actinobacteria associated with two marine sponges Hymeniacidon perlevis and Sponge sp.
  • YJ, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis possesses high diversity of culturable actinobacteria.
  • Yan, F., Chen, Z., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Preliminary purification of an iron hydrogenase from marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis.
  • Yue, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Camptothecin from Camptotheca acuminate hairy roots.
  • Zhang, B., Wu, P. and Zhang, W. (2008). Epoxidation of cyclohexene in t-butyl alcohol/water mixtures catalyzed by vanadium bromoperoxidase from Corallina officinalis.
  • Zhang, J., Cao, X., Zhang, W. and Yu, X. (2008). Haloperoxidase from five marine sponges (demospongia) collected from China Sea.
  • Zhang, W. (2008). Biorefinery for renewable biofuels: opportunities and challenges. In Bioenergy Australia 2008 Conference. Bioenergy Australia 2008 Conference.
  • Zhang, W. (2008). Biorefinery of microalgal biomass for biofuels and biochemicals.
  • Zhang, W. (2008). Comprehensive utilization of the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis.
  • Zhang, W. (2008). Molecular plant cell bioprocessing: Manipulation and characterisation of post-biosynthetic pathway towards hyper-production of secondary metabolites.
  • Zhang, W., Song, Y., Qu, Y. and Cao, X. (2008). Toward the development of in vitro cell cultures of sponge archaeocytes: cell fractionation, spiculogenesis, and bioactive production. In 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Maribe natural Products. 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Maribe natural Products. Sharm E1-Sheikh, Egypt. Oct 2008.
  • Zheng, Y., Chen, Z., Fu, Y., Lu, H. and Zhang, W. (2008). Integrated cultivation and photohydrogen production of Platymonas subcordiformis in a flat-plate photobioreactor system.
  • m, H., LL, Z., P, X., XJ, Y. and Zhang, W. (2008). Isolation and characterization of a lipopeptide biosurfactant from a Pseuomonas sp. associated with the marine sponge Phakeliia sp.
  • Cao, H., Xue, L., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Laboratory adaptation of life cycle of Hymeniacidon perlevis explants cultured in aquarium.
  • Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Cell locomotion in archaeocyte-dominant cell population (ADCP) primmorphculture of marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis.
  • Chen, Z., Lu, H., Zhang, W. and Troesch, W. (2008). Enhanced biohydrogen photoproduction by marine green algae Platymonas subcordiformis under decreased partial pressure of H2 directly consumed by alkaline fuel cell.
  • DN, F., Y, Z., ZA, C., XJ, Y. and Zhang, W. (2008). Acetic acid supplement on total lipid production of marine microalga Isochrysis zhanjiangensis.
  • Foley, B.M., ZA, C., XJ, Y. and Zhang, W. (2008). Disruption of marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis for hydrogenase isolation under anaerobic environment.
  • Fu, W., Liu, H. and Zhang, W. (2008). Molecular cloning of 14-3-3 genes in marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve and its role in differentiating infectious and non-infectious bacteria.
  • Fu, Y., Chen, Z., Guo, Z., Lu, H., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2008). Carbonylcyanide m-chlorophenylhrazone (CCCP) regulated hydrogen production by marine green algae Platymonas subcordiformis subjected to light-dark-light treatment.
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W. and Jin, M. (2008). Expression profiling of key genes involved in taxuyunnanine C biosynthesis in suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis by sucrose feeding and double elicitation with 2,3-dihydroxylpropanyl jasmonate.
  • HY, L., XJ, Y., Y, J., Zhang, W. and YL, L. (2007). Development of an eco-friendly agar extraction technique from the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis.
  • Zhang, W. (2007). Photobiological hydrogen production from seawater by marine green algae. 13th European Congress on Biotechnology.
  • XP, C., XJ, Y. and Zhang, W. (2007). Comparison of spiculogenesis in in vitro ADCP-primmorph and explant s culture of marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis with 3-TMOSPU supplementation.
  • Zhang, W. (2007). Biorefinery and biofuel production: Full value chain management.
  • Zhang, W. (2007). Microalgal bioenergy and biofuel: Solar energy utilization and sustainable biomass feedstock.
  • XP, C., WT, F., XJ, Y. and Zhang, W. (2007). Dynamics of silica spicules evolution in marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis during in vitro cell culture and the seasonal development in field.
  • Zhang, W. (2007). Photobiological hydrogen production from seawater by marine green algae.
  • Zhang, W., S, C. and Franco, C.M. (2007). Characterisation of anthocyanin transport and storage in Vitis vinifera L. cv. Gamay Fréaux cell suspension cultures. In (to be inserted ...) (to be inserted ...)
  • Zhang, W., WT, F., LM, S. and XC, Z. (2006). Potential of marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve as a bioremediator of pathogenic bacteria in integrated aquaculture ecosystem.
  • Zhang, W., LM, S., YF, S., Y, Q., XP, C. and Y, J. (2006). Advances in the development of in vitro cell cultures of sponge archaeocytes for the production of sponge-derived bioactive metabolites.
  • Zhang, W., HT, Z. and Lee, Y.K. (2006). Marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve possesses high diversity culturable actinobacteria : isolation and phylogenetic dieversity by 16S rDNA gene-RFLP analysis.
  • Zhang, W., Cao, X.P. and Yu, X.J. (2006). Characterization of silica spicule formation during the resuscitation and in vitro cell culture of Hymeniacidon perleve. In Developmental Biology. Society for Developmental Biology 65th Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, USA. Jun 2006, pp. 398-398.
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  • He, S., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2012). Process optimization and physicochemical characterization of enzymatic hydrolysates of proteins from co-products of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) and Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 47(11) pp. 2397-2404.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.03115.x] [Scopus]
  • Cao, H., Cao, X., Guan, X., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2012). High temporal variability in bacterial community, silicatein and hsp70 expression during the annual life cycle of Hymeniacidon sinapium (Demospongiae) in China's Yellow Sea. Aquaculture, 358-359 pp. 262-273.
    [10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.06.005] [Scopus]
  • Wang, J., Sanderson, B. and Zhang, W. (2012). Significant Anti-invasive Activities of alpha-Mangostin from the Mangosteen Pericarp on two Human Skin Cancer Cell Lines. Anticancer Research, 32(9) pp. 3805-3816.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Yao, C., Ai, J., Cao, X., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2012). Enhancing starch production of a marine green microalga Tetraselmis subcordiformis through nutrient limitation. Bioresource Technology, 118 pp. 438-444.
    [10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.030] [Scopus]
  • Wang, J., Shi, Q., Zhang, W. and Sanderson, B. (2012). Anti-skin cancer properties of phenolic-rich extract from the pericarp of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn.) Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50(9) pp. 3004-3013.
    [10.1016/j.fct.2012.06.003] [Scopus]
  • Feng, D., Chen, Z., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2011). Increased lipid production of the marine oleaginous microalgae Isochrysis zhangjiangensis (Chrysophyta) by nitrogen supplement. Bioresource Technology, 102(12) pp. 6710-6716.
    [10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.006] [Scopus]
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W. and Ruan, C. (2011). Significantly improved taxuyunnanine C production in cell suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis by process intensification of repeated elicitation, sucrose feeding, and in situ adsorption. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27(10) pp. 2271-2279.
    [10.1007/s11274-011-0690-x] [Scopus]
  • Zheng, Y., Chen, Z., Lu, H. and Zhang, W. (2011). Optimization of carbon dioxide fixation and starch accumulation by tetraselmis subcordiformis in a rectangular airlift photobioreactor. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(10) pp. 1888-1901.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, B., Cao, X., Cheng, X., Wu, P., Xiao, T. and Zhang, W. (2011). Efficient purification with high recovery of vanadium bromoperoxidase from Corallina officinalis. Biotechnology Letters, 33(3) pp. 545-548.
    [10.1007/s10529-010-0454-y] [Scopus]
  • Yue, X., Zhang, W. and Deng, M. (2011). Hyper-production of 13C-labeled trans-resveratrol in Vitis vinifera suspension cell culture by elicitation and in situ adsorption. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 53(3) pp. 292-296.
    [10.1016/j.bej.2010.12.002] [Scopus]
  • Yan, F., Chen, Z., Li, W., Cao, X., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2011). Purification and characterization of a hydrogenase from the marine green alga Tetraselmis subcordiformis. Process Biochemistry, 45(5) pp. 1212-1215.
    [10.1016/j.procbio.2011.02.005] [Scopus]
  • Xu, X., Zhang, W., Yao, C., Cao, X. and Xue, S. (2011). Quantitative analysis of hinokiol from cell suspension cultures of Cephalotaxus fortunei. Chinese Journal of Chromatography (Se Pu) 29(6) pp. 567-570.
    [10.3724/SP.J.1123.2011.00567] [Scopus]
  • Xu, X., Zhang, W., Cao, X. and Xue, S. (2011). Abietane diterpenoids synthesized by suspension-cultured cells of Cephalotaxus fortunei. Phytochemistry Letters, 4(1) pp. 52-55.
    [10.1016/j.phytol.2010.12.003] [Scopus]
  • Xin, Y., Kanagasabhapathy, M., Janussen, D., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2011). Phylogenetic diversity of Gram-positive bacteria cultured from Antarctic deep-sea sponges. Polar Biology, 34(10) pp. 1501-1512.
    [10.1007/s00300-011-1009-y] [Scopus] [Scopus]
  • Wang, J.J., Sanderson, B.J. and Zhang, W. (2011). Cytotoxic effect of xanthones from pericarp of the tropical fruit mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn.) on human melanoma cells. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49 pp. 2385-2391.
    [10.1016/j.fct.2011.06.051] [Scopus]
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W., Li, X., Ruan, C. and Fan, S. (2011). Expression profiling of genes involved in Taxuyunnanine C biosynthesis in cell suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis by repeated elicitation with a newly synthesized jasmonate and sucrose feeding. Shengwu Gongcheng Xuebao, 27(1) pp. 101-107.
    [Scopus]
  • He, S., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2011). Characterisation of processing wastes of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) and Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) harvested in Australia. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46 pp. 1898-1904.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02699.x] [Scopus]
  • Huang, J., Xin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2011). Isolation, characterisation and identification of a Paracoccus sp. 2-haloacid-degrading bacterium from the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 51(3) pp. 318-324.
    [10.1002/jobm.201000205] [Scopus]
  • Huang, J., Xin, Y., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2011). Phylogenetic diversity and characterisation of 2-haloacid degrading bacteria from the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27(8) pp. 1787-1794.
    [10.1007/s11274-010-0636-8] [Scopus]
  • Ji, C., Yu, X., Chen, Z., Xue, S., Legrand, J. and Zhang, W. (2011). Effects of nutrient deprivation on biochemical compositions and photo-hydrogen production of Tetraselmis subcordiformis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(10) pp. 5817-5821.
    [10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.12.138] [Scopus]
  • Li, K., Li, Q., Ji, N., Liu, B., Zhang, W. and Cao, X. (2011). Deoxyuridines from the Marine Sponge Associated Actinomycete Streptomyces microflavus. Marine Drugs, 9 pp. 690-695.
    [10.3390/md9050690] [Scopus]
  • Liao, S., Yao, C., Xue, S., Zhang, W. and Bai, F.W. (2011). Ethanol production with starch-based Tetraselmis subcordiformis grown with CO 2 produced during ethanol fermentation. Shengwu Gongcheng Xuebao, 27(9) pp. 1292-1298.
    [Scopus]
  • Qu, J., Zhang, W. and Yu, X. (2011). A combination of elicitation and precursor feeding leads to increased anthocyanin synthesis in cell suspension cultures of Vitis vinifera. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 107(2) pp. 261-269.
    [10.1007/s11240-011-9977-8] [Scopus]
  • Qu, J., Zhang, W. and Yu, X. (2011). Instability of anthocyanin composition under different subculture conditions during long-term suspension cultures of Vitis vinifera L. var. Gamay Fréaux. Shengwu Gongcheng Xuebao, 27(11) pp. 1613-1622.
    [Scopus]
  • Song, Y., Qu, Y., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2011). Cellular localization of debromohymenialdisine and hymenialdisine in the marine sponge Axinella sp. using a newly developed cell purification protocol. Marine Biotechnology, 13(5) pp. 868-882.
    [10.1007/s10126-010-9347-2] [Scopus]
  • Shan, Y. and Zhang, W. (2010). Preparative separation of major xanthones from mangosteen pericarp usnig high-performance centrifugal partition chromatography. Journal of Separation Science, 33(9) pp. 1274-1278.
    [10.1002/jssc.200900774] [Scopus]
  • Maldonado, M., Zhang, X., Cao, X., Xue, L., Cao, H. and Zhang, W. (2010). Selective feeding by sponges on pathogenic microbes: a reassessment of potential for abatement of microbial pollution. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 403 pp. 75-89.
    [10.3354/meps08411] [Scopus]
  • Ji, C., Legrand, J., Pruvost, J., Chen, Z. and Zhang, W. (2010). Characterization of hydrogen production by Platymonas subcordiformis in torus photobioreactor. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 pp. 7200-7205.
    [10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.02.085] [Scopus]
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W., Yue, X. and Xiao, H. (2010). Production of two intermediate taxoids, 2-hydroxy-5 alpha, 10 beta-diacetoxytaxadiene and 2-hydroxy-5 alpha, 10 beta, 14 beta-triacetoxytaxadiene, from Taxus chinensis cell culture. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(49) pp. 8486-8491.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Xue, L., Zhang, B., Jin, M. and Fu, W. (2010). Bioremediation of Bacteria Pollution Using the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis in the Intensive Mariculture Water System of Turbot Scophthalmus maximus. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 105(1) pp. 59-69.
    [10.1002/bit.22522] [Scopus]
  • Conn, S., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2010). Characterization of anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions in Vitis Vinifera L. cell suspension cultures. Planta, 231 pp. 1343-1360.
    [10.1007/s00425-010-1139-4] [Scopus]
  • Yan, F., Chen, Z., Cao, X., Lu, H., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2010). Stability of the hydrogenase from Tetraselmis subcordiformis and its preliminary purification. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 26(7) pp. 1003-1008.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, B., Cao, X., Xue, S., Xiao, T. and Zhang, W. (2010). Effects of Calcium and Vanadium Ions on the Epoxidation of Cyclohexene with H2O2 Catalyzed by Vanadium Bromoperoxidase. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 31(10) pp. 1293-1299.
    [10.3724/SP.J.1088.2010.00438] [Scopus]
  • Gao, M., Zhang, W. and Yu, X. (2010). Enhanced production of taxuyunnanine c in cell suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis by methyl jasmonate elicitation and in situ absorption. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 26(2) pp. 223.
    [Scopus]
  • Li, H., Huang, J., Xin, Y., Zhang, B., Jin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2009). Optimization and scale-up of a new photobleaching agar extraction process from Gracilaria lemaneiformis. Journal of Applied Phycology, 21(2) pp. 247-254.
    [10.1007/s10811-008-9358-9] [Scopus]
  • Xin, Y., Wu, P., Deng, M. and Zhang, W. (2009). Phylogenetic diversity of the culturable rare actinomycetes in marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis by improved isolation media. WEISHENGWU XUEBAO, 49(7) pp. 859-866.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Xue, L. and Zhang, W. (2009). Growth and Survival of Early Juveniles of the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis (Demospongiae) Under Controlled Conditions. Marine Biotechnology, 11(5) pp. 640-649.
    [10.1007/s10126-009-9180-7] [Scopus]
  • Xue, L., Zhang, X. and Zhang, W. (2009). Larval release and settlement of the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis (Porifera, Demospongiae) under controlled laboratory conditions. Aquaculture, 290(1-2) pp. 132-139.
    [10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.01.037] [Scopus]
  • Cao, X., Cao, H., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2009). Progress in silicatein from sponges. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 25(12) pp. 1882-1886.
    [Scopus]
  • Conn, S., Curtin, C.D., Bezier, A., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2008). Purification, molecular cloning, and characterization of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) from pigmented Vitis vinifera L. cell suspension cultures as putative anthocyanin transport proteins. Journal of Experimental Botany, 59(13) pp. 3621-3624.
    [10.1093/jxb/ern217] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Guo, Z., Chen, Z., Zhang, W., Yu, X. and Jin, M. (2008). Improved hydrogen photoproduction regulated by carbonylcyanide m-chlorophenylhrazone from marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis grown in CO2-supplemented air bubble column bioreactor. Biotechnology Letters, 30(5) pp. 877-883.
    [10.1007/s10529-008-9637-1] [Scopus]
  • Li, H., Yu, X., Jin, Y., Zhang, W. and Liu, Y. (2008). Development of an eco-friendly agar extraction technique from the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis. Bioresource Technology, 99(8) pp. 3301-3305.
    [10.1016/j.biortech.2007.07.002] [Scopus]
  • Sanderson, B.J., Zhang, W. and Lee, S.K. (2008). Selective Growth Inhibition of Human Leukemia and Human Lymphoblastoid Cells by Resveratrol via Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis Induction. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56(16) pp. 7572-7577.
    [10.1021/jf801014p] [Scopus]
  • Xin, Y., Huang, J., Deng, M. and Zhang, W. (2008). Culture-independent nested PCR method reveals high diversity of actinobacteria associated with the marine sponges Hymeniacidon perleve and Sponge sp. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 94(4) pp. 533-542.
    [10.1007/s10482-008-9270-y] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, H., Zhang, W., Jin, Y., Jin, M. and Yu, X. (2008). A comparative study on the phylogenetic diversity of culturable actinobacteria isolated from five marine sponge species. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 93(3) pp. 241-248.
    [10.1007/s10482-007-9196-9] [Scopus]
  • Cao, X.P., Fu, W., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2007). Dynamics of spicule production in marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis during in vitro cell culture and seasonal development in the field. Cell and Tissue Research, 329(3) pp. 595-608.
    [10.1007/s00441-007-0443-1] [Scopus]
  • Sun, L., Song, Y., Qu, Y., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2007). Purification and in vitro Cultivation of Archaeocytes (stem cells) of Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve (Demospongiae) Cell and Tissue Research, 328(1) pp. 223-237.
    [10.1007/s00441-006-0342-x] [Scopus]
  • Guo, Z., Chen, Z., Yu, X., Jin, M., Li, W. and Zhang, W. (2007). Subcellular Localization and Identification of Hydrogenase Isolated from the Marine Green Algae Platymonas subcordiformis Using Immonuprecipitation and MALDITOF. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 23(2) pp. 297-302.
    [10.1016/S1872-2075(07)60027-2] [Scopus]
  • Cao, X.P., Yu, X. and Zhang, W. (2007). Comparison of Spiculogenesis in in Vitro ADCP-Primmorph and Explants Culture of Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve with 3-TMOSPU Supplementation. Biotechnology Progress, 23(3) pp. 707-714.
    [10.1021/bp0603659] [Scopus]
  • Fu, W., Wu, Y., Sun, L. and Zhang, W. (2007). Efficient Bioremediation of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Integrated Aquaculture System by Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 97(6) pp. 1387-1397.
    [10.1002/bit.21352] [Scopus]
  • Ran, C., Yu, X., Jin, M. and Zhang, W. (2006). Role of Carbonyl Cyanide m-Chlorophenylhydrazone in Enhancing Photobiological Hydrogen Production by Marine Green Alga Platymonas subcordiformis. Biotechnology Progress, 22(2) pp. 438-443.
    [10.1021/bp050289u] [Scopus]
  • Fu, W., Sun, L., Zhang, X. and Zhang, W. (2006). Potential of the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve as a Bioremediator of Pathogenic Bacteria in Integrated Aquaculture Ecosystems. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 93(6) pp. 1112-1122.
    [10.1002/bit.20823] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, H., Zheng, W., Huang, J., Luo, H., Jin, Y., Zhang, W., et al. (2006). Actinoalloteichus hymeniacidonis sp. nov., an actincomycete isolated from the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 56(10) pp. 2309-2312.
    [10.1099/ijs.0.64217-0] [Scopus]
  • JT, G., YC, Z., Zhang, W., SJ, W., S, Q., W, Z., et al. (2005). Optimal light regime for the cultivation of transgenic Laminaria japonica gametophytes in a bubble-column bioreactor. Biotechnology Letters, 27(18) pp. 1417-1419.
    [10.1007/s10529-005-0938-3] [Scopus]
  • Zhao, Q., Zhang, W., Jin, M., Yu, X. and Deng, M. (2005). Formulation of a basal medium for primary cell culture of the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve. Biotechnology Progress, 21(3) pp. 1008-1012.
    [10.1021/bp050029c] [Scopus]
  • XC, Z., YB, L., JF, F., Zhang, W., HG, P., B, L., et al. (2005). Identification of Perkinsus-like Parasite in Marine Clam, Ruditapes philippinarum Using DNA Molecular Marker at ITS Region. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 24(5) pp. 139-144.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Qu, J., Zhang, W., Yu, X. and Jin, M. (2005). Instability of Anthocyanin Accumulation in Vitis vinifera L. var. Gamay Freaux Suspension Cultures. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 10(2) pp. 155-161.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • L.H., Z., Zhang, W., MF, J., HY, Z. and YJ, W. (2005). Cloning and structure analysis of hydrogenase gene from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii SE. Process Biochemistry, 40(9) pp. 2968-2972.
    [10.1016/j.procbio.2005.01.017] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Guan, Y.F., Deng, M., Yu, X. and Jun, M. (2004). Significant enhancement of photobiological hydrogen evolution by carbonylcyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone in the marine green alga Platymonas subcordiformis. Biotechnology Letters, 26(13) pp. 1031-1035.
    [10.1023/B:BILE.0000032961.71564.00] [Scopus] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Guan, Y.F., Deng, M. and Yu, X. (2004). Two-stage photo-biological production of hydrogen by green marine algae Platymonas subcordiformis. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 19(1) pp. 69-73.
    [10.1016/j.bej.2003.10.006] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Franco, C.M., Curtin, C.D. and Conn, S. (2004). To stretch the boundary of secondary metabolite production in plant cell-based bioprocessing: anthocyanin as a case study. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2004(5) pp. 264-271.
    [10.1155/S1110724304404148] [Scopus]
  • Xue, S., Zhang, H.T., Wu, P., Zhang, W. and Yuan, Q. (2004). Study on bioactivity of extracts from marine sponges in the Chinese Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 298(1) pp. 71-78.
    [10.1016/j.jembe.2003.08.004] [Scopus]
  • XY, Z., G, L.P., R, S., WEG, M. and Zhang, W. (2004). Application of a MTT Assay for Screening Nutritional Factors in Growth Media of Primary Sponge Cell Culture. Biotechnology Progress, 20(1) pp. 151-155.
    [Scopus]
  • Curtin, C.D., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2003). Manipulating anthocyanin composition in Vitis vinifera suspension cultures by elicitation with jasmonic acid and light irradiation. Biotechnology Letters, 25(14) pp. 1131-1135.
    [10.1023/A:1024556825544] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., XY, Z., XP, C., JY, X., QY, Z., XJ, Y., et al. (2003). Optimizing the formation of In vitro sponge primmorph from Chinese sponge Stylotella agminata (Ridley) Journal of Biotechnology, 100 pp. 161-168.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Xue, S., Zhao, Q., Zhang, X., Li, J., Yu, X., et al. (2003). Biopotentials of marine sponges from China oceans; past and future. Biomolecular Engineering, 20(4-6) pp. 413-419.
    [10.1016/S1389-0344(03)00066-2] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, X., Wupeng, C., Zhang, W., Yu, X. and Jin, M. (2003). Primmorphs From Archaeocytes-Dominant Cell Population of the Sponge Hymeniacidon perleve: Improved Cell Proliferation and Spiculogenesis. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 84(5) pp. 583-590.
    [10.1002/bit.10811] [Scopus]
  • Zhao, Q., Jin, M., Muller, W., Zhang, W., Yu, X. and Deng, M. (2003). Attachment of marine sponge cells of Hymeniacidon perleve on microcarriers. Biotechnology Progress, 19(5) pp. 1569-1573.
    [10.1021/bp034106k] [Scopus]
  • Conn, S., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2003). Anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions (AVIs) selectively bind acylated anthocyanins in Vitis vinifera L. (grapevine) suspension culture. Biotechnology Letters, 25(11) pp. 835-839.
    [10.1023/A:1024028603089] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2002). Characterizing the Heterogeneity of an Immobilized Cell Gel Matrix. Engineering in Life Sciences, 2(12) pp. 409-414.
    [10.1002/1618-2863(20021210)2:12<409::AID-ELSC409>3.0.CO;2-T]
  • Zhang, W., Curtin, C.D. and Franco, C.M. (2002). Towards manipulation of post-biosynthetic events in secondary metabolism of plant cell cultures. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 30(6) pp. 688-696.
    [10.1016/S0141-0229(02)00041-8] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Curtin, C.D., Kikuchi, M. and Franco, C.M. (2002). Integration of jasmonic acid and light irradiation for enhancement of anthocyanin biosynthesis in Vitis inifera suspension cultures. Plant Science, 162(3) pp. 459-468.
    [10.1016/S0168-9452(01)00586-6] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Curtin, C.D., Kikuchi, M. and Franco, C.M. (2002). Integration of jasmonic acid and light irradiation for enhancement of anthocyanin biosynthesis in Vitis vinifera suspension cultures. Plant Science, 162(3) pp. 459-468.
    [10.1016/S0168-9452(01)00586-6] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Skerrett, M., Walker, N.A., Patrick, J.W. and Tyerman, S.D. (2002). Nonselective currents and channels in plasma membranes of protoplasts from coats of developing seeds of bean. Plant Physiology, 128(2) pp. 388-399.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W. and Furusaki, S. (2001). On the evaluation of diffusivities in gels using the diffusion cell technique. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 9 pp. 73-82.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., MF, J., XJ, Y. and Q, Y. (2001). Enhanced anthocyanin production by repeated-batch culture of strawberry cells with media shift. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 55(2) pp. 164-169.
    [Scopus]
  • Zhang, W., Berry, A.R. and Franco, C.M. (2001). An improved procedure for characterization of spatial and temporal evolution of immobilized cells in gel membranes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 56 pp. 693-699.
    [Scopus]
  • Alghazwi, M., Kan, Y.Q., Zhang, W., Gai, W. and Yan, X. (2016). Neuroprotective Activities of Marine Natural Products from Marine Sponges. CURRENT MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 23(42) pp. 360-382.
    [10.2174/0929867323666151127201249] [Scopus]
  • Jiao, W., Shi, G., Xu, T., Chen, G., Gu, B., Wang, Z., et al. (2016). Dysiherbols A–C and dysideanone E, cytotoxic and NF-kB inhibitory tetracyclic meroterpenes from a Dysidea sp. Marine Sponge. Journal of Natural Products, 79(2) pp. 406-411.
    [10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b01079] [Scopus]
  • Luo, X., Smith, P.A., Raston, C.L. and Zhang, W. (2016). Vortex fluidic device-intensified aqueous two phase extraction of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina maxima. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,
    [10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00756]
  • Mehbub, M.F., Perkins, M.V., Zhang, W. and Franco, C.M. (2016). New marine natural products from sponges (Porifera) of the order Dictyoceratida (2001 to 2012); a promising source for drug discovery, exploration and future prospects. Biotechnology Advances,
    [10.1016/j.biotechadv.2015.12.008] [Scopus]
  • Feng, D., Chen, Z., Xue, S. and Zhang, W. (2011). Increased lipid production of the marine oleaginous microalgae Isochrysis zhangjiangensis (Chrysophyta) by nitrogen supplement. Bioresource Technology, 102(12) pp. 6710-6716.
    [10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.006] [Scopus]
  • Song, Y., Qu, Y., Cao, X. and Zhang, W. (2011). Cellular localization of debromohymenialdisine and hymenialdisine in the marine sponge Axinella sp. using a newly developed cell purification protocol. Marine Biotechnology, 13(5) pp. 868-882.
    [10.1007/s10126-010-9347-2] [Scopus]
  • Ji, C., Yu, X., Chen, Z., Xue, S., Legrand, J. and Zhang, W. (2011). Effects of nutrient deprivation on biochemical compositions and photo-hydrogen production of Tetraselmis subcordiformis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(10) pp. 5817-5821.
    [10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.12.138] [Scopus]
  • Maldonado, M., Zhang, X., Cao, X., Xue, L., Cao, H. and Zhang, W. (2010). Selective feeding by sponges on pathogenic microbes: a reassessment of potential for abatement of microbial pollution. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 403 pp. 75-89.
    [10.3354/meps08411] [Scopus]
  • Conn, S., Franco, C.M. and Zhang, W. (2010). Characterization of anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions in Vitis Vinifera L. cell suspension cultures. Planta, 231 pp. 1343-1360.
    [10.1007/s00425-010-1139-4] [Scopus]
  • Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Xue, L., Zhang, B., Jin, M. and Fu, W. (2010). Bioremediation of Bacteria Pollution Using the Marine Sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis in the Intensive Mariculture Water System of Turbot Scophthalmus maximus. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 105(1) pp. 59-69.
    [10.1002/bit.22522] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Prof Zhang has served in numerous roles for community services that have significant positive impacts at state, national and international level, with recent examples as below.

  • Convenor, 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, 9-12 July 2012, Adelaide, Australia, 2010-2012
  • Co-Convenor, 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology, 2011-2012
  • Served in the AusBiotech SA Branch Committee,  2007-2009
  • Vice-President of Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia in 2008
  • Invited to develop 2nd Gen Biofuels program for DRET, Australian government. 2008
  • As a Tall Poppy Science Awards Winner in 2008, participated in 3 school visits; 4 invited talks on "The Human Capital Forum", "Tall Poppy Reaching Students: Science is an Ocean of Discovery Seminar", "LESANZ Seminar"
  • As a SA Tall Poppy winner, represented the University for local exhibitions, hosting work experience students and gave seminars to high school students.
  • Participated in Science Alive Week for Flinders Biotechnology since 2006
  • Member, Australian Bioenergy Association, since 2008
  • Organized an Industrial Workshop on "Differentiating your cosmetics products through innovation", with SA Centre for Innovation (Healthcare Industry Sector), 2009
  • Invited to chair the Award Committee of TWAS Regional Young Scientist Conference, 2009

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Subject Titles

  • Alternative medicine
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • China
  • Education - Science
  • Fermentation technology
  • Marine science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Waste treatment
  • Water resources

Interests

  • Biofuels and Biorefinery ((Microalgae biofuels including biodiesels, bioethanol, biohydrogen. Biomass biorefinery for value-added bioproducts development.))
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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