Xiaojun Zhang

Research Professor

  • Tel: +86-021-34204287
  • Email: xjzhang68@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Address: Biological Building 3#415,School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Lab Web: https://life.sjtu.edu.cn/teacher/Lab/zhangxiaojun?t=703BAADFCDD35596623AC0DED93558E8
  • Professor in Microbiology,member of State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism (SKLMM). Member of China Society of Microbiology (CSM)(2006-present). Board member of commission of environmental microbiology in CSM (2008-2021). Vice Secretary-General of Shanghai Society of Microbiology(2015-2024).

Education and Research Experience

  • 1986.9-1990.6  Lanzhou University  undergraduate study
  • 1992.9-1995.6  Lanzhou University  Master degree study
  • 1995.6-1999.8  Lanzhou University   Lecturer
  • 1999.9-2002.8  Cold and arid region environment and engineering research institute, CAS,   Doctoral study
  • 2002.9-2004.5  Norwegian Agricultural University   Postdoctoral research assistance
  • 2004.9-2012.12 Shanghai Jiao Tong University  Associate professor
  • 2012.12-present Shanghai Jiao Tong University   professor

Research Interests

Microbial ecology

Microbial ecology of complex communities in wastewater and soil environment.

Relationship of bacterial community structure and function

Focus on the wastewater and soil environment. 

Bacterial ecology in nitrogen cycle

bacteria in nitrification, denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to amonium (DNRA) process and nitrious oxide emmision.

Selected Publications

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    Qiaoyu Wu, Yiming Ma, Xinhui Wang, Siyu Yu, Xu Zhao, Xiaoyuan Yan, Xiaojun Zhang*. Functional players involved in the contrasting phenotypes of nitrogen metabolism in two geographically different paddy soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 2023, DOI: 10.1007/s00374-023-01776-8.


    Xinhui Wang, Baoyu Xiang, Ji Li, Menghui Zhang, Asa Frostegard, Lars Bakken, Xiaojun Zhang* Using adaptive and aggressive N2O-reducing bacteria to augment digestate fertilizer for mitigating N2O emissions from agricultural soils. Science of The Total Environment, 2023, 903:166284. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166284.


    Qiaoyu Wu, Mengmeng Ji, Siyu Yu, Ji Li, Xiaogang Wu, Xiaotang Ju, Binbin Liu, Xiaojun Zhang*. Distinct Denitrifying Phenotypes of Predominant Bacteria Modulate Nitrous Oxide Metabolism in Two Typical Cropland Soils. Microbial Ecology  2022 Aug 2. doi: 10.1007/s00248-022-02085-7.


    Mengmeng Ji, Hao Tian, Xiaogang Wu, Ji Li, Ying Zhu, Guojun Wu, Ting Xu, Xiaojun Zhang*. Enhanced N2O emission rate in field soil undergoing conventional intensive fertilization is attributed to the shifts of denitrifying guilds. Pedosphere, 2021, 31(1): 145-156. doi:10.1016/S1002-0160(20)60050-9


    Wu X, Wang Y, Zhu Y, Tian H, Qin X, Cui C, Zhao L, Simonet P, Zhang X*.  Variability in the response of bacterial community assembly to environmental selection and biotic factors depends on the immigrated bacteria, as revealed by a soil microcosm experiment. mSystems, 2019, 4:e00496-19.  https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00496-19.

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    Xinxin Wu, Xiaogang Wu, Ji Li, Qiaoyu Wu, Yiming Ma, Weikang Sui, Liping Zhao, Xiaojun Zhang*. Cross-feeding between members of Thauera spp. and Rhodococcus spp. drives quinoline-denitrifying degradation in a hypoxic bioreactor. mSphere, 2020, 5(2): e00246-20. DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00246-20


    Xianchao Qin, Mengmeng Ji, Xiaogang Wu, Chunjie Li, Yueshu Gao, Ji Li, Qiaoyu Wu, Xiaojun Zhang*, Zhenjia Zhang*. Response of treatment performance and microbial community structure to the temporary suspension of an industrial anaerobic bioreactor. Science of the Total Environment, 2018,646:229-237. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.309.

  • Key Project 32061133001 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China:Nanomaterials coupled with in situ bioremediation for contaminated sites: mechanisms and technology, Study on microbial mechanism and functional flora regulation of coupling microbial remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons and their composite contaminated soil nano materials (2021-2024)
  • Project 31971526 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China:Regulation mechanism of denitrifying bacteria in two different types of farmland soil in nitrous oxide emission (2020-2023)
  • Project 31861133018 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China:Study on new biological fertilizers to improve nitrogen management, develop sustainable food production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions(2019-2021)

Selected Grants