PEOPLE

Our team
 

Zhou started the current team at China Agricultural University in 2016. Young scientists and students joined with varied academic backgrounds, learning new knowledge while contributing to the common goal. 

 
Faculty
Xin Zhou 周欣

Ph.D., Professor

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Xin Zhou received his PhD in Entomology at Rutgers University, USA and worked as a postdoc researcher at Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada. Before joining China Agricultural University, Zhou worked at the BGI for 6 years, as the Executive Director of the China National GeneBank. Zhou is now a Professor at the Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University and a senior PI at Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, National Engineer and Technology Research Center for Fruit and Vegetable Processing. Read more...

Shiqi Luo 罗诗琦

Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Shiqi Luo received her PhD in Zoology at Peking University in 2013 and worked as a postdoc researcher at Peking University for three years. Her research interests include population and evolutionary genomics of insects. Using high-throughput sequencing, comparative genomics and molecular biology methods, she hopes to understand the roles of genomic evolution, symbiont genomic evolution and gene regulation by small RNAs, in insect adaptation to diverse environments. Luo is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Entomology. Read more...

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Shanlin Liu 刘山林

Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Shanlin Liu finished his Ph.D. at Copenhagen University working on conservation genomics - his Ph.D. thesis studied the genomics of saola. Before his time in Denmark, Shanlin has spent five years in BGI-research and has led or participated in the development of several assembly software, including SOAPBarcode, SOAPDenovo_Trans, and MitoZ. Also, Shanlin has played an important role in the 1KITE (1,000 Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project which aims to study the transcriptomes of more than 1,000 insect species encompassing all recognized insect orders so as to infer robust phylogenetic backbone trees of insects. Read more...

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Xue Zhang 张雪

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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Xue Zhang is broadly interested in the symbiosis between microbiome and insects. Particularly she uses DNA technology and omics strategies to explore the origin of symbionts, the homeostasis of symbiotic community and the microbiome interaction with insects, through which, more significantly, she manipulates the symbiotic microbiome to change the function of the hosts. Read more...

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Chengfeng Yang 杨成凤

Ph.D., PostDoc

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Chengfeng Yang received her Master degree in the College of Food Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, and PhD at the Zhou lab, CAU. Yang is now carrying out research on the coexistence relationship among intestinal bacteria at the strain level.

 
 
Students
Min Tang 唐敏

Ph. D. student, Research Associate

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Lizhen Guo 郭丽珍

Ph. D. student

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Min Tang graduated from Central South University, China, with a master degree in bioengineering. Tang worked at BGI for 5 years as a bioinformatics analyst, and mainly studied on genomics and biodiversity. Her previous research includes developments of new technologies in effective assembling of mitochondrial genomes and mito-genome skimming. Tang is now a research associate in Zhou's group and recently enrolled as a Ph.D. student.

Lizhen Guo graduated from Northeast Agricultural University , with a major in Food  Quality and Safety. Guo recently completed her Master degree at the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University. She is developing a new pipeline to effectively screen  antimicrobial peptides from insect transcriptomes. Lizhen is co-supervised by Prof. Xin Zhou and Shiqi Luo.

Benfeng Han 韩本凤

Ph. D. student

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Junbo Tang 唐浚博

Ph. D. student

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Benfeng Han received her Master degree in plant protection at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Han will become a PhD student in Zhou lab, co-supervised by Xin Zhou and Xue Zhang, working on gut microbiota of honeybees. She is interested in photography, finding beautiful scenery.

I got my Bachelor degree in China Pharmaceutical University and Master degree in Nanjing Medical University, with a major in genetics. I am interested in understanding genetic mechanisms using genetics tools including gene editing technologies. I am very glad to join the Zhou lab to study honeybees. By the way, I wish I could be a cat in my next life. I am co-supervised by Xin Zhou and Xue Zhang.

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Lifei Qiu 邱立飞

Ph. D. student

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Jiangxing Dong 董江星

Ph. D. student

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Lifei Qiu received his Master degree in Shaanxi Normal University. Lifei has extensive experience in field work, especially at collecting. He is working on evolutionary genomics of Apis.

Jiangxing Dong  graduated from Henan Normal University and received  a Master degree in the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Then he worked at Novogene for 1 year as a bioinformatics analyst, where he mainly studied fish  genomics. Dong is now a PhD student in the Zhou lab.

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Bo Li 李博

Ph. D. student

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Zhenfang Li 李振芳

Ph. D. student

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Bo Li received his Master degree in the College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong  Agricultural University. Li is now a PhD student in the Zhou lab. He is interested in the evolution of bees.

Zhenfang Li received her master degree in the College of Animal Science and Technology, Shandong Agricultural University. She admires how hard the honeybees work for a better life and wishes to become one of them. Zhenfang is supervised by Prof. Shiqi Luo.

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Ye Xiao 肖烨

Ph. D. student

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Shuai Wang 王帅

Ph. D. student

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Ye Xiao received her Master degree in the College of Agriculture, South China Agruicultural University. She believes in the circle of life and evolution that drives it. She is very interested in the evolution of bees and hopes to explain these phenomena with -omics. Ye is co-supervised by Xin Zhou and Shanlin Liu.

Shuai Wang receied her Master degree in South China Normal University. Wang is now a PhD student in Zhou lab. She is working on the mechanism of honeybee body pigmentation.

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Jiaming Liu 刘佳铭

Ph. D. student

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Bingxin Zhang 张冰心

Ph. D. student

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I graduated from the Northeast Agricultural University, China, with a major in Plant Protection. I joined the Zhou lab with an interest in the honeybee gut microbiota, supervised by Prof. Shiqi Luo. I hope to explore the mechanism, by which the gut community influences the immune system of honeybees. By the way, I enjoy all kinds of delicious food.

Bingxin Zhang graduated from Jiangxi Agricultural University, with a bachelor's degree in Plant Protection. Zhang will become a postgraduate in the Zhou lab working on gut microbiota of the honey bees.

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Yifan Gu 顾一凡

Ph. D. student

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Zhunan Zhao 赵竹楠

Ph. D. student

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Yifan Gu received his Master degree in Marine Biology at Dalian Ocean University in 2021. Yifan is now a PhD student in Zhou lab working on evolutionary genomics of Apis, co-supervised by Xin Zhou and Shanlin Liu.

Zhunan Zhao graduated from the College of Biological Sciences,China Agricultural University and received Ms at Zhou lab. Zhao is now a Ph.D. student working in the Zhou lab with an interest in pollination ecology, supervised by Shanlin Liu.

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Bing Yang 杨炳

Ph. D. student

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Yang graduated from the Capital Normal University with a Master's degree in ecology. His previous research mainly focused on the development of algorithms for phylogeny and species identification using artificial intelligence. He is interested in bioinformatics using cutting-edge algorithms such as artificial intelligence, evolutionary genomics, and computational biology.

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Xinyue Zhang 张馨月
Master student

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Fei Mo 莫非
Master student

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Xinyue Zhang just graduated from the Plant Protection College of China Agricultural University. Zhang is a master student in the Zhou lab, supervised by Prof. Shiqi Luo, with an interest in gut microbiota of the honeybees.

Fei Mo graduated from Hainan University with a major in plant protection. He is interested in species evolution and pollination biology. He wants to explore the relationship between humans and ecosystems and he also hopes to learn photography from Dr. Zhou, so he is now a worker bee in Zhou's hive.

Shuyi Zhang 张纾意
Master student

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Danlei Liang 梁丹蕾
Master student

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Shuyi Zhang graduated from Capital Normal University, with a major of biotechnology. After graduation, Zhang joined the Zhou Lab as a research associate. And now, Zhang is a master student focusing on pollination ecology.

I graduated from Yunnan Agricultural University,with a major in plant protection.Now is a postgraduate student working in the Zhou lab and hoping to explore the honeybee gut microbiota. My wish is to do the experiment without losing my hair.

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Min Huang 黄敏
Master student

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Mengjiao Su 苏梦姣
Master student

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Min Huang graduated from Henan Agricultural University with a bachelor's degree. She loves learning, reading and idling. And she loves everything in nature. Min Huang is supervised by Prof. Shiqi Luo.

Mengjiao Su graduated from Henan University of Science and Technology with a major in plant protection. Su loves learning and life. She enjoys sports and travel, with a passion to learn photography so that she could record all the good things in her life.

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Changwu Shi 石昌伍
Master student

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Changwu Shi graduated from Shandong Agricultural University, majoring in plant protection. He has no particular hobbies, but he can't stop eating delicious durian and cheese. He likes to watch documentaries of the insect world and is deeply interested in the behavior and evolution of social insects. Changwu is supervised by Prof. Shanlin Liu.

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Zihan Lin 林子涵
Master student

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Zihan Lin graduated from Southwest University, with a major in agriculture. She is a cat person and keeps a cat named Saner. She really enjoys the life with her cat, which makes her feel relaxed and recharged. She also loves everything to do with art, like drowning in the music, playing the insrtuments, reading the books and so on. Recently she's become strongly obsessed with Hume’s Problems. It is a lot of hard work, but it was worth it. Not only it helps acquire critical thinking skills, but also provides insights to  her research project. Most importantly, she enjoys the process in pursing the answers.

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Yashuai Wu 吴亚帅
Master student

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Yashuai Wu graduated from the College of Plant Protection, China Agricultural University. Wu is now a master student in the Zhou lab, supervised by Prof. Shiqi Luo, working on small RNAs, supervised by Prof. Luo. In particular, he hopes to reveal the regulation effect of tsRNAs in honeybees.

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Na Qiu 邱娜
Master student

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Na Qiu graduated from the Northwest Agricultural and Foresty University with a major in forest protection. She enjoys calligraphy and travel and dreams of being an artist. She likes challenges, no matter what difficulties she encounters. She is always ready to try and respond positively. Na is supervised by Prof. Shanlin Liu.

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Jiawei Hu 胡家玮
Master student

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Jiawei Hu graduated from Nanjing Agricultural University with a bachelor's degree. Now he is a master student studying in the Zhou lab, supervised by Prof. Xue Zhang. He's going to study honey bee gut microbiome and learn about bioinformatics. Finally, he likes to sing, dance, rap and play basketball.

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Haiyue Sun 孙海月

Undergraduate student

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Haiyue Sun graduated from China Agricultural University, majoring in plant protection. Now she is a graduate student in Zhou lab, and hopes to study and engage in scientific research in her future study and life. She wants to make more friends while making more academic attempts.

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Jiajia Yang 杨佳佳

Undergraduate student

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‌JiaJia Yang is an undergraduate student of the College of Plant Protection, who is eager to learn about bees for developing better honey products.

Alumni
Yongkun Ji 纪永坤

PostDoc, 2017-2020

Now: Gomics Gene Technology, Nanjing

Yuxue Li 李玉雪

Technician, 2017

Xinmi Song 宋欣密

Research Associate, 2018-2019

Now: Ph.D. student at Huazhong Agricultural University

Lifei Qiu 邱立飞

Research Associate, 2018-2019

Now: Ph.D. student at Zhou lab, CAU

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Wenli Wu 吴文立
Research Associate, 2019-2020
Qinzhi Su 苏秦之

Ph. D. student, 2016-2022

Now: PostDoc at Peking University

Chenyi Li 李晨伊

Ph. D. student, 2016-2022

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Chengfeng Yang 杨成凤

Ph. D. student, 2017-2022

Now: PostDoc at Zhou lab, CAU

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Yating Du 杜雅婷

Ms. & PhD student, 2017-2022

Now: Novogene, Tianjin

Lizhen Guo 郭丽珍

Ms. student, 2016-2017

Now: Ph.D. student at Zhou lab, CAU

Dandan Lang 郎丹丹

Ms. student, 2016-2019

Now: Beijing Glibizzia Bioscience Co.

Wenjun Zhang 张文隽

Ms. student, 2017-2019

Now: CDC, Beijing

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Jiahui Hu 胡加辉

Master student, 2018-2021

Now: BGI, Shenzhen

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Zhunan Zhao 赵竹楠

Master student, 2019-2022

Now: Ph.D. student at Zhou lab, CAU

Jiqiu Wu 吴季秋

Undergraduate student

URP and under graduate thesis, 2017-2018

​Now: Ms. student at Imperial College

Xinyue Wang 王昕玥

Undergraduate student

URP, 2018

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Jieni Wang 王杰妮

Undergraduate student

Under graduate thesis, 2018

Now: Ms. student at Zheng lab, CAU

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Si Li 李斯

Undergraduate student

Under graduate thesis, 2019

Shuyi Zhang 张纾意

Undergraduate student

Under grad. thesis and research assistant, 2019

Now: Ms. student at Zhou lab, CAU

Yuankang Guo 郭园康

Undergraduate student

URP, 2019

Ran Li 李然

Undergraduate student

URP, 2019

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Boxuan Wang 王博玄

Undergraduate student

URP, 2020

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Ran Liu 刘冉

Undergraduate student

URP, 2020

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Ao Zhang 张澳

Undergraduate student

URP, 2021

Now: Ms. student at Sun Yat-sen Univ.

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Yuanxin Wang 王源锌

Undergraduate student

URP and under grad. thesis, 2021

Now: Ms. student at Shanghai Jiaotong University

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Keke Yuan 苑轲轲

Undergraduate student

URP and under grad. thesis, 2021

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Jiezhen Wan 万洁桢

Undergraduate student

URP and under grad. thesis, 2021

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Yuan Wei 魏源

Undergraduate student

URP, 2022

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Lidi Fu 付莉迪

Undergraduate student

URP, 2022

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Haiyue Sun 孙海月

Undergraduate student

URP and under grad. thesis, 2022