Faculty and Staff
XIE Xiujun
Title: Associate Professor
Research Field: Photosynthesis of Marine Algae
Department: Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology
Tel/Fax: 0532-82898575

Resume and Education
2018- Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor
2016- 2017 Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor
2014-2016 Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral fellow
2008-2014 Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Graduate student


Research Interests
My research focuses on the responses of algae to environmental stresses at physiological and molecular levels. It is well known that light drives photosynthesis, but also cause photodamages when the absorbed light became excessive. Photosynthetic organisms evolved multiple mechanisms to avoid or reduce photodamages, such as chloroplast movement, photorespiration, xanthophyll cycle, and non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence etc. Algae are large groups of photosynthetic organisms embracing chloroplasts originally derived from various ancient algae, and have light harvesting complexes of various photosynthetic pigments and proteins. Investigations on the photoprotection mechanisms in these photosynthetic organisms would help us understanding how photosynthetic organisms evolved to adapt and survive their current habitats.


Honors and Awards
Guangce Wang, Bangmei Xia, Jixian Kuang, Xiujun Xie, et al. Science and Technology Award of Hainan (2017, 1st class)


Selected Publications
Ji Y*, Xie X*, Wang G. 2018. Effects of the heavy metal cadmium on photosynthetic activity and the xanthophyll cycle in Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 36, 2194-2201.
Xie X*, Huang A*, Gu W* et al. 2016. Photorespiration participates in the assimilation of acetate in Chlorella sorokiniana under high light. New Phytol 209, 987-998.
Xie XJ, Wang XL, Lin LD et al. 2016. Effects of hypo- and hypersalinity on photosynthetic performance of Sargassum fusiforme (Fucales, Heterokontophyta). Photosynthetica 54, 210-218.
Xie X, Wang G, Pan G, et al. 2014. Development of oogonia of Sargassum horneri (Fucales, Heterokontophyta) and concomitant variations in PSII photosynthetic activities. Phycologia 53, 10-14.
Xie X, Gao S, Gu W et al. 2013. Desiccation induces accumulations of antheraxanthin and zeaxanthin in intertidal macro-alga Ulva pertusa (Chlorophyta). PLoS ONE 8, e72929.
Xie X, Gu W, Gao S et al. 2013. Alternative electron transports participate in the maintenance of violaxanthin De-epoxidase activity of Ulva sp. under low irradiance. PLoS ONE 8, e78211.
Xie XJ, Wang GC, Pan GH et al. 2010. Variations in morphology and PSII photosynthetic capabilities during the early development of tetraspores of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). BMC Developmental Biology 10, 43.