Mr DING Yuanzhao
PhD Student

Supervisors: Asst Prof. Cao Bin, Prof. Yehuda Cohen, Asst Prof. Yang Liang;

Project Title: Matrix of Shewanella oneidensis biofilms.

Ding Yuanzhao uses Shewanella oneidensis as a model organism to i) explore influences of extracellular metabolites on biofilm formation and stability, and ii) engineer beneficial biofilms for enhanced biofilm performance.


Ding Y, Zhou Y, Yao J, Szymanski C, Fredrickson J, Shi L, Cao B*, Zhu Z, Yu X-Y (2016) In situ molecular imaging of the biofilm and its matrix. Analytical Chemistry 88(22): 11244-11252.

Ding Y, Peng N, Du Y, Ji L, Cao B* (2014) Disruption of putrescine biosynthesis in Shewanella oneidensis enhances biofilm cohesiveness and performance in Cr(VI) immobilization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80(4): 1498-1506.

Wu Y, Ding Y, Cohen Y, Cao B* (2015) Elevated level of the second messenger c-di-GMP in Comamonas testosteroni enhances biofilm formation and biofilm-based biodegradation of 3-chloroaniline. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(4): 1967-1976.

Yang Y, Ding Y, Hu Y, Cao B, Rice S, Kjelleberg S, Song H (2015) Enhancing bidirectional electron transfer of Shewanella oneidensis by a synthetic flavin pathway. ACS Synthetic Biology 4: 815-823.

Zhou Y, Yao J, Ding Y, Yu J, Hua X, Evans JE, Yu X, Lao DB, Heldebrant DJ, Nune SK, Cao B, Bowden ME, Yu X-Y, Wang X-L, Zhu Z (2016) Improving the molecular ion signal intensity for in situ liquid SIMS analysis. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 27(12): 2006-2013.

Zhao C, Chen J, Ding Y, Wang VB, Bao B, Kjelleberg S, Cao B, Loo J, Wang L, Huang W, Zhang Q (2015) Chemically functionalized conjugated oligoelectrolyte nanoparticles for enhancement of current generation in microbial fuel cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7: 14501-14505.

Zhao C, Wu J, Ding Y, Wang VB, Zhang Y, Kjelleberg S, Loo J, Cao B*, Zhang Q* (2015) Hybrid conducting biofilm with built-in bacteria for high-performance microbial fuel cells. ChemElectroChem 2(5): 654-658.