My general interests are in understanding the interactions of the biosphere and the environment, including the biogeochemical processes that control the cycling of various trace elements, and how different environmental conditions can impact on the biological systems. Specifically, I have investigated the microbial Cr reduction processes by different bacteria and under various environmental conditions using Cr stable isotope techniques. My current study focuses on investigating the metallome and metalloproteome of various phytoplankton species, in order to understand their responses to the changing environment.
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- Q. Zhang, Y. Song, K. Amor, W. Huang, D. Porcelli, and I. Thompson, “Monitoring Cr toxicity and remediation processes-combining a whole-cell bioreporter and Cr isotope techniques”, Water Research (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.009
- Q. Zhang, K. Amor, S. Galer, I. Thompson and D. Porcelli, “Using stable isotope fractionation factors to identify Cr(VI) reduction pathways: metal-mineral-microbe interactions”, Water Research (2019), 151: 98-109
- W. Wilson, Q. Zhang, R.E.M. Rickaby, “Susceptibility of algae to Cr toxicity reveals contrasting metal management strategies”, Limnology and Oceanography (2019), https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11183.
- Q. Zhang, J. T. Snow, P. Holdship, D. Price, P. Watson, and R. E. M. Rickaby, “Direct measurement of multi-elements in high matrix samples with a flow injection ICP-MS: application to the extended Emiliania huxleyi Redfield ratio”, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (2018), 33(7): 1196-1208
- Q. Zhang, K. Amor, S.J.G. Galer, I. Thompson, and D. Porcelli, “Variations of stable isotope fractionation during bacterial chromium reduction processes and their implications.” Chemical Geology (2018) 481: 155-164.
- Q. Zhang, W. Qin, L. Yang, J. An, X. Zhang, H. Hong, L. Xu, Y. Wang, “Microcystis bloom containing microcystin-LR Induces Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”, Toxicology Letters (2018) 294: 87-94.
- W. Wang and Q. Zhang, “Dioxin and phthalate uptake and assimilation by the green mussel Perna viridis.”, Environmental Pollution (2013) 178: 455-462.
- Q. Zhang, L. Yang, W. Wang, “Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of dioxins in marine copepods and fish”, Environmental Pollution (2011) 159: 3390-3397.