Dr Hong Li

International Partnerships Manager

Profile

I am the International Partnerships Manager for Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. I obtained Ph.D. degree in microbiology from Aberdeen University. Following postdoctoral researcher posts at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now Manchester University) and Oxford University, I joined NERC-Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)-Oxford in 2003 and was relocated to CEH-Lancaster in 2008; from 2009 to 2012 I was on secondment to Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) working on UK China Science Bridge Project. My research interests are in the field of environmental microbiology and environmental chemistry. Specifically, in microbial ecology of contaminated soil and bioremediation, dietary and environmental nitrates and human/animal interactions (microbial reduction of salivary nitrate), biocatalysts in biotransformation, genetic engineering of microorganisms for biotechnology, biodegradation of pollutants and modeling, and the development of bioreactor for green bioprocesses. Before I came to the UK, I studied biological sciences and held both academic and management posts at a University in China for more than 10 years. The dual life I have had in China and the UK has broadened my horizon and way of thinking, which helps me in developing and managing international partnerships between UK and China for LEC. These partnerships bring together international stakeholders from scientific institutions, government departments/agencies, and industries for research and innovation. We believe this would produce enhanced mutual benefits. Another part of my role in LEC is pursuing multi-disciplinary research in environmental science and technology.

Soil biotransformation of thiodiglycol, the hydrolysis product of mustard gas: understanding the factors governing remediation of mustard gas contaminated soil
Li, H., Muir, R., McFarlane, N.R., Soilleux, R.J., Yu, X., Thompson, I.P., Jackman, S.A. 02/2013 In: Biodegradation. 24, 1, p. 125-135. 11 p.
Journal article

A passive sampler for in situ measurement of pharmaceutical and personal care ingredients in waters
Chen, W., Chen, C., Zhang, H., Jones, K.C., Ying, G., Xu, N., Price, O.R., Li, H., Sweetman, A.J. 2013
Abstract

Performance comparison on three resins of o-DGT for in-situ PPCP measurement in waters
Chen, W., Chen, C., Zhang, H., Price, O.R., Sweetman, A., Jones, K.C., Li, H. 2013
Abstract

Progress of environmental management and risk assessment of industrial chemicals in China
Wang, H., Yan, Z., Li, H., Yang, N., Leung, K.M., Wang, Y., Yu, R., Zhang, L., Wang, W., Jiao, C., Liu, Z. 06/2012 In: Environmental Pollution. 165, p. 174-181. 8 p.
Journal article

Naive definitions of action and inaction: the continuum, spread, and valence of behaviors
McCulloch, K.C., Li, H., Hong, S., Albarracin, D. 03/2012 In: European Journal of Social Psychology. 42, 2, p. 227-234. 8 p.
Journal article

Chemicals management and environmental assessment of chemicals in China
Price, O.R., Jones, K.C., Li, H., Liu, Z., Lu, Y., Wang, H., Ying, G., Zhang, G., Zhu, Y. 2012 In: Environmental Pollution. 165, p. 169-169. 1 p.
Journal article

China begins to position for leadership on responsible risk-based global chemicals management
Liu, Z., Wang, H., Carmichael, P.L., Deag, E.J., Duarte-Davidson, R., Li, H., Howe, P., Meng, W., Price, O.R., Shen, Y., Shore, R.F., Sweetman, A.J., Yan, Z., Zang, W.c., Undemann, E., Jones, K.C. 2012 In: Environmental Pollution. 165, p. 170-173. 4 p.
Journal article

An observational prospective study of topical acidified nitrite for killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in contaminated wounds
Ormerod, A.D., Shah, A.A.J., Li, H., Benjamin, N., Ferguson, G.P., Leifert, C. 27/10/2011 In: BMC Research Notes. 4
Journal article

Understanding and harnessing the health effects of rapid urbanization in China.
Zhu, Y., Ioannidis, J.P.A., Li, H., Jones, K.C., Martin, F.L. 2011 In: Environmental Science and Technology. 45, 12, p. 5099-5104. 6 p.
Journal article

Dynamic changes in functional gene copy numbers and microbial communities during degradation of pyrene in soils.
Peng, J., Cai, C., Qiao, M., Li, H., Zhu, Y. 09/2010 In: Environmental Pollution. 158, 9, p. 2872-2879. 8 p.
Journal article

Elimination kinetic model for organic chemicals in earthworms.
Dimitrova, N., Dimitrov, S., Georgieva, D., Van Gestel, C.A.M., Hankard, P., Spurgeon, D., Li, H., Mekenyan, O. 15/08/2010 In: Science of the Total Environment. 408, 18, p. 3787-3793. 7 p.
Journal article

Anthropogenic disturbance affects the structure of bacterial communities
Ager, D., Evans, S., Li, H., Lilley, A.K., van der Gast, C.J. 03/2010 In: Environmental Microbiology. 12, 3, p. 670-678. 9 p.
Journal article

Investigation of Photocatalytic Activity of Nano-Sized TiO2 with the Presence of Various Inorganic Anions.
Zhang, Y., Ji, X., Li, H., Chen, J., Wang, Y. 06/2009 In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 9, 6, p. 3639-3643. 5 p.
Journal article

Metabolic engineering of Zymomonas mobilis for ethanol production from xylose and glucose using gateway cloning technology (oral presentation)
Zheng, H., Li, H., Li, S., Huang, W., Thompson, I.P. 2008
Speech

Mustard Contaminated Soil: Understanding the mechanisms and parameters governing contaminant behaviour and biodegradation (oral presentation).
Li, H., Doust, E., Soilleux, R., Thompson, I.R., Jackman, S. 2008
Speech

Salivary nitrate - pollutant or profit. (Invited talk).
Li, H. 1/06/2007
Speech

Control of Biocatalysts Reactions. International patent. IPC8 Class: AC25B300FI,USPC Class: 205701
Knowles, C.J., Jackman, S.A., Li, H., Mustacchi, R., Sunderland, J.G. 2007
Patent

Mustard gas contaminate soil: Understanding the mechanisms and parameters governing contaminant behavior and biodegradation. Dstl Environmental Sciences Porton Down (Crown Copyright 2007 Dstl)
Soilleux, R., Li, H. 2007
Working paper

Salivary nitrate - pollutant or profit? (Poster presentation).
Li, H., Thompson, I., Leifert, C., Killham, K. 2007
Poster

Salivary nitrate – An ecological factor in reducing oral acidity.
Li, H., Thompson, I., Carter, P., Whiteley, A., Bailey, M., Leifert, C., Killham, K. 2007 In: Oral Microbiology and Immunology. 22, 1, p. 67-71. 5 p.
Journal article

bioremediation research and commercial in the UK. (Invited talk).
Li, H. 14/12/2006
Speech

The effect of whole cell immobilisation on the biotransformation of benzonitrile and the use of direct electric current for enhanced product removal.
Mustacchi, R., Knowles, C.J., Li, H., Dalrymple, I., Sunderland, G., Skibar, W., Jackman, S.A. 20/08/2005 In: Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 91, 4, p. 436-440. 5 p.
Journal article

Bioremediation of Mustard Gas Contaminated Soil (Invited talk).
Li, H., Knowles, C.J., Muir, R., McFarlane, N.R., Soilleux, R., Jachman, S.J., Thompson, I. 28/01/2005
Speech

Enhanced biotransformations and product recovery in a membrane bioreactor through application of a direct electric current.
Mustacchi, R., Knowles, C.J., Li, H., Dalrymple, I., Sunderland, G., Skibar, W., Jackman, S.A. 5/01/2005 In: Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 89, 1, p. 18-23. 6 p.
Journal article

Bioremediation of Mustard Gas Contaminated Soil. (Invited oral presentation)
Li, H., Knowles, C.J., Muir, R., McFarlane, N.R., Soilleux, R., Jackman, S.J., Thompson, I. 11/2004
Speech

Bioremediation of Mustard Gas Contaminated Soil (Invited talk).
Li, H., Knowles, C.J., Muir, R., McFarlane, N.R., Soilleux, R., Jackman, S.J., Thompson, I. 10/2004
Speech

A dynamic combinatorial screen for novel imine reductase activity.
Li, H., Williams, P., Micklefield, J., Gardiner, J.M., Stephens, G. 12/01/2004 In: Tetrahedron. 60, 3, p. 753-758. 6 p.
Journal article

Green bioprocess and bioremediation of contaminated soil (Celebration event public talk). The celebration to mark the 10 years of the Chemical Engineering in Oxford University.
Li, H. 27/06/2003
Other contribution

An electrokinetic bioreactor: using direct electric current for enhanced bioprocessing and product recovery (Oral Presentation).
Li, H., Mustacchia, R., Knowlesa, C.J., Skibar, W., Sunderland, G., Dalrymple, I., Jackman, S.A. 2003
Speech

A electronkinetic bioreactor.
Li, H., Sunderland, G., Dalrymple, I., Jackman, S.A., Knowles, C.J. 2002
Exhibition

Lactic acid fermentation using an electrokinetic bioreactor.
Li, H., Knowles, C.J., Sunderland, G., Dalrymple, I., Jackman, S.A. 2002 In: Proceedings of the international congress on Biocatalysis, Hamburg (Germany), July 28-31, 2002. Hambury p. 210.
Chapter

Biotransformation of alkenes by the obligate anaerobic M. thermoactica.
Tan, A.W., Li, H., Williams, P., Noble, L.M., Mather, P., Gardiner, J.M., Stephens, G.M. 2001 In: Proceedings of the international conference on Biotransformation, Darmstadt (Germany), September 2nd-7th, 2001. Darmstadt
Chapter

Nitrate reductase activity is induced in the oral cavity by dietary nitrate.
Duncan, C., Li, H., Kelly, D., Golden, M., Leifert, C. 01/1999 In: Managing risks of nitrates to humans and the environment. Cambridge : Woodhead ; The Royal Society of Chemistry p. 289-294. 6 p. ISBN: 1855738082 9781855738089.
Chapter

Human health effects of nitrate.(Oral presentation).
Leifert, C., Fite, A., Li, H., Golden, M., Mowet, A., Frazer, A. 1999
Speech

Identification of nitrate reducing bacteria from the oral cavity of rats and pigs.
Li, H., Duncan, C., Golden, M., Leifert, C. 1999 In: Managing risks of nitrates to humans and the environment. Cambridge : Woodhead ; The Royal Society of Chemistry p. 259-268. 10 p. ISBN: 0854047689.
Chapter

Biological control of Botrytis, Phytophthora and Pythium by Bacillus subtilis Cot1 and CL27 of micropropagated plants in high-humidity fogging glasshouses.
Li, H., White, D., Lamza, K.A., Berger, F., Leifert, C. 01/1998 In: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 52, 1-2, p. 109-112. 4 p.
Journal article

Novel probiotic, animal feed supplement and crop protection strategies. International Patent application 97044713
Leifert, C., Li, H., Duncan, C., Golden, M. 1998
Patent

Chlorate inhibition and induction of bacterial nitrate reductase activity by dietary nitrate.
Duncan, C., Li, H., Kelly, D., Leifet, C., Benjamin, N., Golden, M. 1997
Conference paper

Effect of ascorbic acid, glutathione, thiocyanate, iodide and organic acids on the antimicrobial activity of acidified nitrite.
Fite, C.D., Li, H., Dykhuizen, R., Golden, M., Leifert, C. 1997
Conference paper

Induction of bacterial nitrate reductase on mammalian tongues: Implications for enhancing a novel non-immune defense mechanism.
Duncan, C., Li, H., Benjamin, N., Kelly, D., Golden, M., Leifert, C. 1997 In: Gastroenterology. 112, p. 871-872. 2 p.
Journal article

Effect of Pathogen Inoculum, Antagonist Density, and Plant Species on Biological Control of Phytophthora and Pythium Damping-off by Bacillus subtilis Cot1 in High-Humidity Fogging Glasshouses.
Berger, F., Li, H., White, D., Frazer, R., Leifert, C. 05/1996 In: Phytopathology. 86, 5, p. 428-433. 6 p.
Journal article

Advances in biological control of plant Diseases.
Leifert, C., White, D., Killham, K., Malathracis, N.E., Wolf, G.A., Li, H. 1996 In: Proceedings of the international workshop on Biological control of plant diseases, 22-27 May, Beijing, China. Beijing, China : China Agricultural University press p. 72-78. 7 p.
Chapter

Population dynamics of nitrate producing bacteria on animal tongues.
Duncan, C., Li, H., Kelly, D., Golden, M., Benjamin, N., Leifert, C. 1995 In: Physiology and Zoology. 68, p. 152-152. 1 p.
Journal article

Development of resistance in Botrytinia fuckeliana (de Bary) Whetzel against the biological agent Bacillus subtilis CL27.
Li, H., Carlo, L. 1994 In: Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. 101, p. 414-418. 5 p.
Journal article