Zhang Tong, Ph.D. in microbiology, graduated from Ocean University of China in 2010. Mainly Research was focused on development and utilization of marine microbial resources, cloning and expression of functional genes of marine microorganisms during my Ph.D.. At present, our team mainly focused on metabolic engineering of Kluyveromyces marxianus in order to gain the recombinant yeast which could simultaneous saccharify and ferment the whole components of Jerusalem artichoke tube. These reseach was funded by natural science foundation of Jiangsu province. Based on these reseach, over 20 papers were published on SCI source journal.
Representative papers are as follows:
1、Tong Zhang × Fang Gong × Zhe Chi, etc. Cloning and characterization of the inulinase gene from a marine yeast Pichia guilliermondii and its expression in Pichia pastoris. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2009, 95: 13-22.
2、Tong Zhang & Zhenming Chi & Jun Sheng A highly thermosensitive and permeable mutant of the marine yeast Cryptococcus aureus G7a potentially useful for single-cell protein production and its nutritive components. Mar Biotechnol, 2009, 11: 280-286.
3、Tong Zhang, Fang Gong, Ying Peng, Zhen-Ming Chi Optimization for high-level expression of the Pichia guilliermondii recombinant inulinase in Pichia pastoris and characterization of the recombinant inulinase. Process Biochemistry, 2009, 44: 1335-1339.
4、Tong Zhang, Zhenming Chi, Jean-Luc Parrou, Fang Gong Expression of the inulinase gene from marine-derived Pichia guilliermondii in Saccharomyces sp. W0 and ethanol production from inulin. Microbial biotechnology, 2010, 3(5):576-582
5、Tong Zhang, Z. Chi, C. H. Zhao, Z. M. Chi, F Gong. Bioethanol production from hydrolysates of inulin and the tuber meal of Jerusalem artichoke by Saccharomyces sp. W0. Bioresource Technology, 2010，101（21）：8166-8170
6、Zhen-Ming Chi, Tong Zhang, Tian-Shu Cao, Xiao-Yan Liu, Wei Cui and Chun-Hai Zhao. Biotechnological potential of inulin for bioprocesses. Bioresource Technology, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.12.086