NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences


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Personal information
Name: Zhanru SHAO
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 1986/07/21; Marital Status: Married
Major Subjects: Phycological biochemistry, Molecular biology
Address: No.7, Nanhai Road, 266071, Qingdao, P. R. China
Tel: +86-532-82898554; Fax: +86-532-82898556
E-Mail:; Secondary E-mail:

Education Background
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.

Position Held
07/2013- Research Assistant
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Honors Obtained
Undergraduate Study Period:
2004-2005: first-class scholarship, the honorary title of “Merit Student”;
2005-2006: first-class scholarship, the honorary title of “Excellent League Member”;
2006-2207: first-class scholarship, the honorary title of “Excellent League Cadres”;
2007-2008: the honorary title of “Excellent Graduate of Shandong Province”
Graduate Study Period:
2008-2009: the honorary title of “Excellent Student Leader”&“Outstanding Student”;
2009-2010: the first-class scholarship of Institute of Oceanology, CAS;
2011-2012: the honorary title of “Outstanding Student”

Language Proficiency
1. Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score: 865/990
2. Passed the College English Test Band-6 (China) score: 546
3. Obtained “Practical International Communication English” certificate of Graduate University of CAS
4. Passed “Test d'Evaluation de Francais” (TEF by CampusFrance) score: 267/900

Research Experiences
1. Research on M1Pase of Ectocarpus siliculosus
With support of Joint Doctoral Promotion Programme (DPP) between CAS and CNRS, I stayed in Station Biologique de Roscoff in UMR 7139 under the guidance of Thierry Tonon and Catherine Boyen.
Isolated and over-expressed two EsM1Pase genes;
Conducted the biochemical characterization of EsM1Pase2
2. Research on Rubisco from macroalgal materials
Cloned Rubisco genes from U. prolifera and Saccharina japonica;
Initial characterization of Rubisco through RT-qPCR, heterologous expression and enzymatic detection
3. M2DH study from S. japonica
Cloned M2DH gene from S. japonica;
Conducted heterologous expression and enzymatic detection
4. On board surveys for the occurrence of green tide in the Yellow sea
Field observation of seawater temperature, salinity, pH of surface seawater;
Collection of floated green algae U. prolifera;
Detection of concentrations of iron and carbon

1. ZR Shao, PY Zhang, QY Li, XL Wang, DL Duan (2014) Characterization of mannitol-2-dehydrogenase in Saccharina japonica: evidence for a new polyol-specific long-chain dehydrogenases/reductase. PLOS ONE 9(5): e97935. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097935.
2. ZR Shao, FL Liu, QY Li, JT Yao, DL Duan (2014) Isolation, expression and characterization of Rubisco gene from Saccharina japonica (Laminariales, Phaeophyta). Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 32(2): 377-389.
3. A Groisillier*, ZR Shao*, G Michel, S Goulitquer, P Bonin, S Krahulec, B Nidetzky, DL Duan, C Boyen, T Tonon (2014) Mannitol metabolism in brown algae involves a new phosphatase family. Journal of Experimental Botany 65(2): 559-570 (*equal contribution)
4. Wang XL, Shao ZR, Fu WD, Yao JT, Hu QP, Duan DL (2013) Chloroplast genome of one brown seaweed, Saccharina japonica (Laminariales, Phaeophyta): its structural features and phylogenetic analyses with other photosynthetic plastids. Marine Genomics 10: 1-9.
5. Liu FL, Shao ZR, Zhang HN, Liu JD, Wang XL and Duan DL (2010) QTL mapping for frond length and width in Laminaria japonica Aresch (Laminarales, Phaeophyta) using AFLP and SSR markers, Marine Biotechonlogy 12(4): 386-394.
6. Hu ZM, Liu FL, Shao ZR, Yao JT, Duan DL (2010) NrDNA internal transcribed spacer revealed molecular diversity in strains of red seaweed Porphyra yezoensis and genetic insights for commercial breeding. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57(5): 797-799.

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