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Xinjin Liang known as Research Fellow in Low Carbon Bioprocess Analysis

Xinjin liang

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Ph.D: Geomicrobiology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
MRes (Research): Environmental Biology (Distinction), University of St Andrews
BSc: Applied Chemistry, Beijing Universtiy of Chemical Technology


I obtained my PhD degree in Geomicrobiology from the University of Dundee under the supervision of Prof. Geoff Gadd. Previously, I gained my Master of Research degree from the University of St Andrews in Environmental Biology with distinction and graduated with BSc (Hons) degree from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology in Applied Chemistry.


Goal-driven microbiologist with over 8 years’ experience proficient in a broad-range of laboratory techniques and in-depth scientific expertise in chemistry and microbiology areas resulting from undergraduate demonstration, international conferences, publications, and collaborations.I am working on the RICE project as a research fellow in the Sustainable Environment Research Centre, University of South Wales. Before I moved to Wales, I work as a NERC-funded postdoctoral research assistant in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee on the Tellurium and Selenium Cycling and Supply project (Part of the SoS MinErals).


• Liang, X., and Gadd, G.M. (2017) Metal and metalloid biorecovery using fungi. Microbial Biotechnology 10, 1199-1205.
• Liang, X., Csetenyi, L., and Gadd, G.M. (2016) Uranium bioprecipitation mediated by yeasts utilizing organic phosphorus substrates. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 33, 3-4.
• Liang, X., Hillier, S., Ceci, A., Kierans, M., and Gadd, G.M. (2015) Phosphatase-medicated bioprecipitation of lead by soil fungi. Environmental Microbiology 18, 219-231.
• Liang, X., Csetenyi, L., and Gadd, G.M. (2015) Lead bioprecipitation by yeasts utilizing organic phosphorus-containing substrates. Geomicrobiology Journal 33, 294-307.
• Liang, X., Hillier, S., Pendlowski, H., Gray, N., Ceci, A., and Gadd, G.M. (2015) Uranium phosphate biomineralization by fungi. Environmental Microbiology 17, 2064-2075.
• Gadd, G.M., Bahri-Esfahani, J., Li, Q., Rhee, Y.J., Wei, Z., Fomina, M., and Liang, X. (2014) Oxalate production by fungi: significance in geomycology, biodeterioration and bioremediation. Fungal Biology Reviews 28, 36-55.
• Wei, Z., Liang, X. (Co-First Author), Pendlowski, H., Hillier, S., Suntornvongsagul, K., Sihanonth, P., and Gadd, G.M. (2013) Fungal biotransformation of zinc silicate and sulfide mineral ores. Environmental Microbiology 15, 2173-2186.


British Mycological Society
Royal Microbiology Society
CBMNet (BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy)

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