Zhenbo Xu

Professor, School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, China.
Dr. Xu had obtained B.S. and Ph.D. from South China University of Technology in 2005 and 2011, and worked in Dr. Mark Shirtliff’s lab during 2009 to 2011. He had been awarded Top 100 National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in 2014. Since 2017, he had been appointed as an Adjunct Associate professor in Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, University of Maryland. His major research field include microbial biofilm, antimicrobial resistance, polymicrobial interaction, rapid detection. Dr. Xu has published more than 70 manuscripts as first or correspondence author, with the H-Index as 35.
Current Research Projects:
1.Research on molecular mechanism of VBNC Staphylococcus aureus in frozen food systems. National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Funding. 2014-2018
2.Study on the mechanisms of viable but not culturable (VBNC) Escherichia coli O157:H7 formation. Open Project Program of Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Process of Ministry of Education, Wuhan Institute. 2016-2017
3.The molecular mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus genomic islands role in biofilm behavior. Open Project Program of State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University. 2015-2017
4.Research on the monitoring platform of crucial toxic and harmful factors of pathogenic microorganisms in food system. Provincial Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Funding.2013-2016
5.Study on the molecular mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm behavior during food processing. Youth Fund Project of National Natural Science Foundation. 2013-2015
6.Research on the monitoring platform of crucial toxic and harmful factors of typical pathogenic microorganisms in food system. Special Funded Projects of Guangdong Province Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. 2013-2015
Publications (*as corresponding author):
1.Junyan Liu, Yang Deng, Brian M. Peters, Lin Li, Bing Li, Lequn Chen, Zhenbo Xu*, Mark E. Shirtliff. Transcriptomic analysis on the formation of the viable putative non-culturable state of beer-spoilage Lactobacillus acetotolerans. Scientific Reports. 6: 36753, 2016. IF 5.2
2.Yang Deng,Junyan Liu,Lin Li,Huijing Fang,Jingxia Tu,Bing Li,JingLiu,HuipingLi*, Zhenbo Xu*, Reduction and restoration of culturability of beer-stressed and low-temperature-stressed Lactobacillus acetotolerans strain 2011-8, International Journal of Food Microbiology, 206:96-101, 2015-08-03, IF 3.082
3.Yang Deng, Junyan Liu, Brian M. Peters, Dingqiang Chen, Guangchao Yu, Zhenbo Xu*, Mark E. Shirtliff, Antimicrobial Resistance Investigation on Staphylococcus Strains in a Local Hospital in Southern China, 2001- 2010, Microbial Drug Resistance, 21(1):102-4, 2015-07-07, IF 2.524
4.Junyan Liu, Rong Zhou, Brian M Peters, Bing Li, Chii-wann Lin, Tsung-Liang Chuang, Dingqiang Chen, Xihong Zhao, Zhiyong Xiong, Zhenbo Xu*, Mark E. Shirtliff. Viable but Non-Culturable State and Toxin Gene Expression of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 Under Cryopreservation. Research in Microbiology. 168(3):188-193, 2017. IF 2.2
5.Zhenbo Xu*, Yuchao Hou, Dan Qin, Xiaochen Liu, Bing Li, Lin Li, Jian Miao, Xianbin Cheng, Qun Liu, Diangqiang Chen, Guangchao Yu, Mark E. Shirtliff. Evaluation of current methodologies for rapid identification of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strains. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 118(S1): 33, 2016. IF 3.1
Professional Activities:
1.European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2012-present. Member
2.American Society for Microbiology. 2012-present. Member
3.Guangdong Provincial Society for Saccharide Engineering. 2011-present. Member
4.Biophysical Academic Committee of Guangdong Province. 2012-present. Member.

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