Faculty and Staff
SHAO Zhanru
Title: Associate Professor
Research Field: Algae molecular biology
Department: Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology
Tel/Fax: +86-532-82898783

04/2019---       Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS
02/2015-12/2016  Post-doc, Institute of Biology, école Normale Supérieure
11/2019-12/2019  Visiting Scholar, Institute of Biology, école Normale Supérieure
07/2013-04/2019  Assistant Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS


09/2008-07/2013   Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD
01/2011-12/2011  Station Biologique de Roscoff, Dipl?me D’Université D’études Supérieures (UPMC)
09/2004-07/2008   Shandong Agricultural University, B.Sc.


Research Interests
1. Regulatory mechanism of chitin synthases and deacetylases in diatom chitin metabolism
2. Gene identification and functional verification of metabolic pathways of carbon accumulation and transfer in brown algae


Academic Achievements
I have hosted one youth project from National Natural Science Foundation of China, one sub-project from National Key R&D Plan, one Shandong Key R&D plan, one National Laboratory fund (Youth) and one national key laboratory open project.


Honors and Awards
Sino-France Outstanding Young Researchers Exchange Program, 2019


Selected Publications
[1] Shao ZR, Shuai L, Cheng HM, Wu ZH, You F, Zhang HN, Yao JT*. Influence of iron and carbon on the occurrence of Ulva prolifera (Ulvophyceae) in the Yellow Sea. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 2020, 36:101224.
[2] Shao ZR, Thomas Y, Hembach L, Xing XH, Duan DL*, Moerschbacher BM, Bulone V, Tirichine L, Bowler C*. Comparative characterization of putative chitin deacetylases from Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Thalassiosira pseudonana highlights the potential for distinct chitin-based metabolic processes in diatoms. New Phytologist. 2019, 221:1890-1905.
[3] Shao ZR, Zhang PY, Lu C, Li SX, Chen ZH, Wang XL, Duan DL*. Transcriptome sequencing of Saccharina japonica sporophytes during whole developmental periods reveals regulatory networks underlying alginate and mannitol biosynthesis. BMC Genomics. 2019, 20:975.
[4] Shao ZR, Wang WL, Zhang PY, Yao JT, Wang FH, Duan DL*. Genome-wide identification of genes involved in carbon fixation in Saccharina japonica and responses of putative C4-related genes to bicarbonate concentration and light intensity. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 2019, 137:75-83.
[5] Shao ZR, Li W, Guo H, Duan DL*. Isolation, expression and characterization of rbcL gene from Ulva prolifera J. Agardh (Ulvophyceae Chlorophyta). Journal of Ocean University of China. 2015, 14(6):1087-1095.
[6] Shao ZR, Zhang PY, Li QY, Wang XL, Duan DL*. Characterization of mannitol-2-dehydrogenase in Saccharina japonica: evidence for a new polyol-specific long-chain dehydrogenases/reductase. PLoS ONE. 2014, 9(5):e97935.
[7] Shao ZR, Liu FL, Li QY, Yao JT, Duan DL*. Characterization of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase and transcriptional analysis of its related genes in Saccharina japonica (Laminariales, Phaeophyta). Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 2014, 32(2):377-389.
[8] Groisillier A#, Shao ZR#, Michel G, Goulitquer S, Bonin P, Krahulec S, Nidetzky B, Duan DL, Boyen C, Tonon T*. Mannitol metabolism in brown algae involves a new phosphatase. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2014, 65(2):559-570.
[9] Lu C, Shao ZR*, Zhang PY, Duan DL*. 2020. Genome-wide analysis of the Saccharina japonica sulfotransferase genes and their transcriptional profiles during whole developmental periods and under abiotic stresses. BMC Plant Biology. 2020, 20:271.