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2018-04-08 14:39  

A. Prof. Zhenbo Xu
School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, China
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, USA

Research Area: Foodborne microbiology

Research Exprience:
-2016.1-present, South China University of Technology, Associate Professor  
-2017.3-present, University of Maryland, Adjunct Associate Professor
-2011.9-2015.12, South China University of Technology, Assistant Professor   
Representative awards: National Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation (2014), Pearl River S&T Nova of Guangzhou (2017) and Scientific and Technological Innovation Youth Elitist in Guangdong Special Support Program (2017).
Funding: Current > 1,800,000 RMB, Total > 3,500,000 RMB
Publication: > 55 SCI papers (First/Correspondence), Total IF > 125, Total Citation > 1100, H-Index = 25
International meetings: 4 Keynote and 6 oral presentations, 4 travel grants 
Research perspectives 
-Bacteria and toxins: Rapid detection
-Biofilm genetics: Surveillance and epidemiology study on bacterial biofilm phenotypes and genotypes, resistance phenotypes and molecular mechanisms
--Genomes > 35, Transcriptomes > 50, Novel plasmids/genes > 25
-VBNC cells: Formation, resuscitation and pathogenicity of VBNC for bacteria, as well as the regulatory mechanisms
-Bacterial biofilms: Phenotypic and genotypic study on biofilm formation, correlation between biofilm formation and food processing, biofilm formation under low concentration of antibiotic, and polymicrobial biofilms