Published:2013-11-05 Hits:6080

    Yan  ZHANG   PhD., Professor
    Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    800 Dong Chuan Road, Minhang, Shanghai, 200240, China
    Tel: +86 21 34206778

 Dr. Yan Zhang is Principal Investigator and professor of Glycobiology & Glycomics Lab,and the director of SCSB(China)-AIST(Japan) Joint Medical Glycomics Laboratory at Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine. She has been awarded Shanghai Pujiang Research Fellowship in 2007. Her research focuses on the study of protein O-glycosylation, revealing the regulation mechanism and biological significance of precise protein glycosylation in various biological process. The main research directions include as follows: 1) uncover biological functions of O-GalNAc glycosyltransferase (ppGalNAc-T) in tumor and neurodevelopment, 2) develop novel glycobiomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in colorectal cancer, lung cancer, liver fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease and other diseases, and 3) synthesize homogenized human glycoproteins with precise and uniform glycosylation.

    Dr. Zhang has authored more than 70 articles in peer reviewed international journals, including Journal of Biological Chemistry, Glycobiology, ACS Catalysis, Chemical Communications, Proteomics, Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Proteomics, Science, Liver International,and etc.. She has filed 8 patent applications, and among them 5 patents for O-glycotransferase and biomarkers have been awarded. She has been invited to give more than 20 presentations at recognized national and international conferences. She has served as a grant reviewer for Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Ministry of Education of China, and etc.

1993 –1996    Doctor of Biotechnology, Tokyo University, Japan
1991 –1993    Master of Biotechnology, Tokyo University, Japan
1982 –1986    Bachelor of Microbiology, Shan Dong University, China
Work Experience :
2006 – present  Professor/PI ,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
              Director of SCSB(China)-AIST(Japan) Joint Medical Glycomics Laboratory
2004 –2006    Research associate, National Institute of Animal Health ,Japan                   
2001 –2004    Research associate, Research Center for Medical Glycoscience , AIST, Japan
1996 –2001    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)                                       
1986 –1989    Research associate, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,China


Honors and Awards

2018    March 8th Redbanner pacesetter,Shanghai Jiao Tong University

           (a honorific title for woman who have extraodinary achievements and outstanding contributions)

2007   Shanghai Pujiang Talents,Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

           (a honorific title for outstanding talents who returned from abroad)

Research group of Shanghai ICP 11031250 -1 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong University pollution control

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