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Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates  
Supervisor of Master's Candidates  



Department:School of Life Science and Technology

Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Degree:Doctoral Degree in Science


Academic Honor:

2019  elected:  Central China scholars


Shangxian Xie, Ph.D., Professor, Huazhong Outstanding Scholar, is the Director of Institute of Environmental Microbiology & Bioresouce Science. He joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology as a professor in 2018. He received Ph.D degree from Texas A&M University in 2016. His research interest focuses on microbiology, synthetic biology and biorefinery, especially focus on lignin biodegradation and valorization to multiple products for bioenergy, biomedicine and biomaterial. He has published more than ten papers about lignin bioconversion in high impact journals including Advanced Science, Green ChemistryCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology.

Educational ExperienceMore>>

2011.8 2016.8

  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • Plant Pathology
  • Doctoral Degree in Science
  • Postgraduate (Doctoral)

2009.9 2011.7

  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Master's Degree in Science
  • Postgraduate (Master's Degree)

2005.9 2009.7

  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • English Language and Literature
  • Bachelor's Degree in Literature
  • Double Degree Programs (Undergraduate)

Work Experience

2018.7 Now
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • College of Life Science and Technology
  • Professor
2016.8 2018.7
  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Social Affiliations

2021.10 Now

  • 中国微生物学会环境微生物学专业委员会委员

2018.11 Now

  • Executive member of the council of Hubei Society of Microbiology

2019.3 Now

  • Committee Member of the Division of Marine and Freshwater Mycology,Mycological Society of China

Research Group

Name of Research Group:Institute of Environmental Microbiology & Bioresouce Science
Description of Research Group:Currently there are 4 professors (3 professors and 1 associate professor) leading a team of 4 post docs and 26 graduate students in the institute. The institute has a long history of working in microbiology and biotechnology, especially in biodegradation and bioconversion of biomass and xenobiotics, to address the country-oriented major strategic needs in environment, energy, materials, food and healthcare. Main research topics include:
1. Synthetic Biology and Microbial Manufacturing
- The molecular mechanisms of lignocellulosic degradation
- Lignin valorization with artificial cell/cell-free systems
- Biosynthesis of bioplastic (PHB) with synthetic bacteria
- Biosynthesis and bioconversion of biomedical compounds
- Enzyme engineering with unnatural amino acid and in vivo directed evolution
2. Environmental Microbiology Technology
- Bioremediation of refractory pollutants
- Resource recovery of agricultural and industrial wastes
- Co-metabolism mechanism of biomass and xenobiotics
3. Macromolecular biomaterials
- Biological modification of lignin for macromolecular biomaterials
- Synthesis of lignocellulose-based polymer composites
- Functional biomaterials with PHB, collagen, polysaccharide and lignin