Environmental Microbiology Research Center (EMRC)

  Principal Investigator

    Shuang-Jiang Liu, Ph. D., Professor

    Tel:86-10-64807423
    Fax:86-10-64807421
    E-mail:liusj@sun.im.ac.cn

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  Research Interests

The research activities within the Environmental Microbiology Lab include investigation of microbial degradation of organic compounds, microbial chemotaxis, synthetic biology concerning shikimate pathway, understandings of biological sulfur cycling under thermoacidiphilic conditions, microbial diversities in natural and polluted environments, and culturomics and microbiomes of different hosts and environments.

  Lab Members

   Principal Investigator

shuangjiang liu

Shuang-Jiang Liu, Ph. D., Professor
Director-general of Institute of Microbiology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Applied and Environmental Microbiology,Editor
Archives of Microbiology,Editor
Microbes and Environments,Associate editor
President ANRRC

 

   Permanent Staffs

 
Dr. Cheng-Ying Jiang, Professor
Mr. Nan Zhou, Assistant Professor
Miss Chang Liu, Assistant Professor
Dr. Yuan Zhu, Assistant Professor

    Postdoctoral Fellows

HuaFan
Dr. Hua Fan, Postdoc.
Dr. Xiao-Dong Liu, Postdoc.
 
Dr. Dan-Hua Li, Postdoc.

 

    Graduate Students

Hai-Zhen Zhu (PhD candidate)
Yun-Hao Wang (PhD candidate)
Yu-Jing Wang (PhD candidate)
Yang Song (PhD candidate)
Zhen-Ni Yang (PhD candidate)
Yang-Cheng Ding (PhD candidate)
Ye Huang (MSc candidate)
Ya-Ling Qin (MSc candidate)
Zong-Lin Liang (MSc candidate)
Xiao Peng (MSc candidate)
 
Pei Wang (MSc candidate)

 

  Recent Publications

[2018]

Tang Q, Lu T and Liu SJ. 2018. Developing a Synthetic Biology Toolkit for Comamonas testosteroni, an Emerging Cellular Chassis for Bioremediation. Acs Synthetic Biology. 2018, 7(7): 1753-1762.
Tang Q, Lu T and Liu SJ. 2018. Engineering the bacterium Comamonas testosteroni CNB-1: Plasmid curing and genetic manipulation. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 133: 74-82.
Zhou N, Sun YT, Chen DW, Du W, Yang H and Liu SJ. 2018. Harnessing microfluidic streak plate technique to investigate the gut microbiome of Reticulitermes chinensis. Microbiologyopen.  e00654.

 [2017]

Du L, Dong S, Zhang X, Jiang C, Chen J, Yao L, Wang X, Wan X, Liu X, Wang X, Huang S, Cui Q, Feng Y, Liu SJ*, Li S*. 2017. Selective oxidation of aliphatic C-H bonds in alkylphenols by a chemomimetic biocatalytic system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114:E5129-E5137.
Liu C, Zhang B, Liu YM, Yang KQ, Liu SJ*. 2017. New Intracellular Shikimic Acid Biosensor for Monitoring Shikimate Synthesis in Corynebacterium glutamicum. ACS Synth Biol doi:10.1021/acssynbio.7b00339.
Tang Q, Lou C, Liu SJ*. 2017. Construction of an easy-to-use CRISPR-Cas9 system by patching a newly designed EXIT circuit. J Biol Eng 11:32.
Zhu HZ, Yang L, Muhadesi JB, Wang BJ, Liu SJ*. 2017. Hymenobacter cavernae sp. nov., isolated from a karst cave. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 67:4825-4829.
Yang L, Wang YH, Zhu HZ, Muhadesi JB, Wang BJ, Liu SJ*, Jiang CY*. 2017. Parapedobacter defluvii sp. nov., isolated from the sewage treatment packing of a coking chemical plant. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 67:4698-4703.
Zhang G, Leclercq SO, Tian J, Wang C, Yahara K, Ai G, Liu S, Feng J*. 2017. A new subclass of intrinsic aminoglycoside nucleotidyltransferases, ANT(3")-II, is horizontally transferred among Acinetobacter spp. by homologous recombination. PLoS Genet 13:e1006602.
Zhang ZF, Liu F, Zhou X, Liu XZ, Liu SJ, Cai L. 2017. Culturable mycobiota from Karst caves in China, with descriptions of 20 new species. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 39:1-31.
Xu L, Zhang Y, Read N, Liu S, Friman VP*. 2017. Devosia nitraria sp. nov., a novel species isolated from the roots of Nitraria sibirica in China. Antonie Leeuwenhoek 110:1475-1483

[2016]

Zhao, J. K., X. M. Li, G. M. Ai, Y. Deng, S. J. Liu*, and C. Y. Jiang*. 2016. Reconstruction of metabolic networks in a fluoranthene-degrading enrichments from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon polluted soil. J. Hazard. Mater. 318:90-98.  
Huang, Z., B. Ni, C. Y. Jiang*, Y. F. Wu, Y. Z. He, R. E. Parales, and S. J. Liu*. 2016. Direct sensing and signal transduction during bacterial chemotaxis toward aromatic compounds in Comamonas testosteroni. Mol. Microbiol. 101:224-237.   
Jiang, C. Y., L. B. Dong, J. K. Zhao, X. F. Hu, C. H. Shen, Y. X. Qiao, X. Y. Zhang, Y. P. Wang, R. F. Ismagilov, S. J. Liu*, and W. B. Du*. 2016. High-Throughput Single-Cell Cultivation on Microfluidic Streak Plates. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82:2210-2218.
Du, L., L. Ma, F. F. Qi, X. L. Zheng, C. Y. Jiang, A. L. Li, X. B. Wan, S. J. Liu*, and S. Y. Li*. 2016. Characterization of a Unique Pathway for 4-Cresol Catabolism Initiated by Phosphorylation in Corynebacterium glutamicum. J. Biol. Chem. 291:6583-6594.
Shen, Q. X., J. Gao, J. Liu, S. J. Liu, Z. J. Liu, Y. H. Wang, B. Y. Guo, X. L. Zhuang, and G. Q. Zhuang. 2016. A New Acyl-homoserine Lactone Molecule Generated by Nitrobacter --+winogradskyi. Scientific reports.
Dong, L. B., D. W. Chen, S. J. Liu, and W. B. Du. 2016. Automated Chemotactic Sorting and Single-cell Cultivation of Microbes using Droplet Microfluidics. Scientific reports

[2015]

Fang H, Lv WY, Huang Z, Liu SJ, Yang H. 2015. Gryllotalpicola reticulitermitis sp nov., isolated from a termite gut. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65:85-89.
Liu C, Liu YM, Sun QL, Jiang CY, Liu SJ. 2015. Unraveling the kinetic diversity of microbial 3-dehydroquinate dehydratases of shikimate pathway. AMB Express 5:7.
Ni B, Huang Z, Wu YF, Fan Z, Jiang CY, Liu SJ. 2015. A novel chemoreceptor MCP2983 from Comamonas testosteroni specifically binds to cis-aconitate and triggers chemotaxis towards diverse organic compounds. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99:2773-2781.
Peng TJ, Liu LJ, Liu C, Yang ZF, Liu SJ, Jiang CY. 2015. Metallosphaera tengchongensis sp nov., an acidothermophilic archaeon isolated from a hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65:537-542.
Si MR, Zhang L, Chaudhry MT, Ding W, Xu YX, Chen C, Akbar A, Shen XH, Liu SJ. 2015. Corynebacterium glutamicum Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase A Uses both Mycoredoxin and Thioredoxin for Regeneration and Oxidative Stress Resistance. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81:2781-2796.
Wu YF, Zhang B, Xing P, Wu QL, Liu SJ. 2015. Tumebacillus algifaecis sp. nov., isolated from decomposing algal scum. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65:2194-2198.
Zhang B, Jiang CY, Liu YM, Liu C, Liu SJ. 2015. Engineering of a hybrid route to enhance shikimic acid production in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Biotechnol. Lett. 37:1861-1868.
Zhang B, Zhou N, Liu YM, Liu C, Lou CB, Jiang CY, Liu SJ. 2015. Ribosome binding site libraries and pathway modules for shikimic acid synthesis with Corynebacterium glutamicum. Microb. Cell Fact. 14:71.
Zhang YZ, Liu GM, Weng WQ, Ding JY, Liu SJ. 2015. Engineering of Ralstonia eutropha for the production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) from glucose. J. Biotechnol. 195:82-88.