Dr Dayi Zhang


Research Overview

My main research area focuses on the environmental monitoring and assessment of contaminated sites, as well as their ecological impacts on microbial communities. Key interests are:

● Application of whole cell bioreporter in environmental monitoring

● Bioavailability and ecotoxicity estimation for environmental assessment

● Environmental microbiology

● Biotechnology and synthetic biology

● Gene regulation mechanisms

Establishing reference conditions for lake water quality: a novel extrapolation approach
Xu, Y., Ma, C., Huo, S., Zhang, D., Xu, Z., Qian, G., Xi, B. 1/06/2014 In: Water Resources Management. 28, 8, p. 2161-2178. 11 p.
Journal article

Toxicity assessment and modeling of Moringa oleifera seeds in water purification by whole cell bioreporter
Al-Anizi, A.A., Hellyer, M.T., Zhang, D. 1/06/2014 In: Water Research. 56, p. 77-87. 11 p.
Journal article

Bacterial whole-cell biosensors for the detection of contaminants in water and soils
Zhang, D. 2014 In: Environmental microbiology. Humana Press p. 155-168. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Functionalization and immobilization of whole cell bioreporters for the detection of environmental contamination
Chen, C., Zhang, D., Thornton, S.F., Duan, M., Luo, Y., Ding, A., Huang, W.E. 1/07/2013 In: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. 12, 7, p. 1417-1422. 6 p.
Journal article

Whole cell bioreporter for the estimation of oil contamination
Li, C., Zhang, D., Song, Y., Jiang, B., Li, G., Huang, W.E. 07/2013 In: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. 12, 7, p. 1353-1358. 6 p.
Journal article

Whole cell bioreporter application for rapid detection and evaluation of crude oil spill in seawater caused by Dalian oil tank explosion
Zhang, D., Ding, A., Cui, S., Hu, C., Thornton, S.F., Dou, J., Sun, Y., Huang, W.E. 1/03/2013 In: Water Research. 47, 3, p. 1191-1200. 10 p.
Journal article

Characterization and modeling of transcriptional cross-regulation in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1
Zhang, D., Zhao, Y., He, Y., Wang, Y., Zhao, Y., Zheng, Y., Wei, X., Zhang, L., Li, Y., Jin, T., Wu, L., Wang, H., Davison, P.A., Xu, J., Huang, W.E. 07/2012 In: ACS Synthetic Biology. 1, 7, p. 274-283. 10 p.
Journal article

Whole-cell bacterial bioreporter for actively searching and sensing of alkanes and oil spills
Zhang, D., He, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Wu, L., Aries, E., Huang, W.E. 01/2012 In: Microbial Biotechnology. 5, 1, p. 87-97. 11 p.
Journal article

Bacterial whole cell bioreporters in environmental health
Song, Y., Zhang, D., Polizzi, K., Zhang, E., Li, G., Huang, W. 2012 In: Biosensors and environmental health. Boca Raton, Fl. : Science Publishers Inc.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Functionalization of whole-cell bacterial reporters with magnetic nanoparticles
Zhang, D., Fakhrullin, R.F., Ozmen, M., Wang, H., Wang, J., Paunov, V.N., Li, G., Huang, W.E. 01/2011 In: Microbial Biotechnology. 4, 1, p. 89-97. 9 p.
Journal article

Synthetic biology approach for mining new enzymes from unculturable microorganisms
Wang, Y., Zhang, D., Huang, W.E. 04/2010
Meeting abstract

Bio-geological processes of nitrogen transport and transformation in the aeration zone and aquifer
Zhang, D., Li, G., Yang, Y.S., Zhang, X., Guo, H. 04/2009 In: Hydrological Sciences Journal. 54, 2, p. 316-326. 11 p.
Journal article

Effects of water table and fertilization management on nitrogen loading to groundwater
Guo, H., Li, G., Zhang, D., Zhang, X., Lu, C. 10/04/2006 In: Agricultural Water Management. 82, 1-2, p. 86-98. 13 p.
Journal article

Structure and function of slow release organic carbon source in groundwater in-situ denitrification
Zhang, D.Y., Li, G.H., Wang, Y., Zhou, G.Z. 2006 In: 5th World Water Congress. London : I W A PUBLISHING p. 105-113. 9 p.

A spatial research of denitrification and nitrification potential of agricultural soils in relation to fertilization practice
Guo, H., Li, G., Zhang, X., Yan, F., Zhang, D., Lu, C. 2003 In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Water Resources and the Urban Environment . Beijing : CHINA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PRESS p. 179-185. 7 p.