NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences


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Name: Zhanru SHAO

Title: Associate Professor

Research Field: Algae molecular biology

Tel/Fax: +86-532-82898783


Address: No. 7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 266071



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, Diplme DUniversité D’études Supérieures (UPMC)

09/2004-07/2008   Shandong Agricultural University, B.Sc.


Professional Memberships



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:(科研成果)

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:(获得荣誉、获奖情况)

Sino-France Outstanding Young Researchers Exchange Program, 2019


Selected Publications:(发表论文、出版书籍)

[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.

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