Yingxin Zhang

IMG_0442Yingxin Zhang achieved both her Bachelor degree in Life Sciences (2009-2013) and Master degree in Microbiology (2013-2016) from Shandong University in China. Her master degree thesis is “D-lactate utilisation in Pseudomonas putida KT2440” under the supervision of Professor Ping Xu’s research group. She got expertise in investigating different lactate dehydrogenase enzyme properties, and gained experience in gene cloning, gene knock out and complementation, protein expression and purification, and HPLC technique to measure compounds.

In September 2016, She started her PhD in Professor Jason Micklefield’s group, involved in the project related to biosynthesis of antibiotics, which covers aspects of natural products, chemistry and enzymology/biocatalysis with core generic skills training in molecular biology, microbiology, protein engineering and enzyme assays.


Coexistence of two D-lactate-utilizing systems in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Yingxin Zhang†, Tianyi Jiang†, Binbin Sheng, Yangdanyu Long, Chao Gao*, Cuiqing Ma, and Ping Xu, Environ Microbiol Rep. 2016


A novel biocatalyst for efficient production of 2-oxo-carboxylates using glycerol as the cost-effective carbon source. Yujiao Wang, Yingxin Zhang, Tianyi Jiang, Jingjing Meng, Binbin Sheng, Chunyu Yang, Chao Gao, Ping Xu and Cuiqing Ma, Biotechnol Biofuels. 2015, 8:186


Production of diacetyl by metabolically engineered Enterobacter cloacae. Lijie Zhang, Yingxin Zhang, Qiuyuan Liu, Liying Meng, Mandong Hu, Min Lv, Kun Li, Chao Gao, Ping Xu and Cuiqing Ma, Sci Rep. 2015, 5: 9033


Reconstruction of lactate utilization system in Pseudomonas putida KT2440: a novel biocatalyst for L-2-hydroxy-carboxylate production. Yujiao Wang, Min Lv, Yingxin Zhang, Xieyue Xiao, Tianyi Jiang, Wen Zhang, Chunhui Hu, Chao Gao, Cuiqing Ma and Ping Xu, Sci Rep. 2014, 4: 6939


Utilization of D-Lactate as an Energy Source Supports the Growth of Gluconobacter oxydans. Binbin Sheng, Jing Xu, Yingxin Zhang, Tianyi Jiang, Sisi Deng, Jian Kong, Chao Gao, Cuiqing Ma and Ping Xu, Appl Environ Microbiol. 81(12): 4098-4110


The NAD-Independent L-Lactate Dehydrogenase Required for L-Lactate Utilization in Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501. Chao Gao, Yujiao Wang, Yingxin Zhang, Min Lv, Peipei Dou, Ping Xu and Cuiqing Ma, J Bacteriol. 197 (13): 2239-2247