Dr Hong Li

Dr Hong Li

International Partnerships Manager

LEC Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YQ

+44 (0)1524 510299

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.

Hong Li's Publications

2013

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A passive sampler for in situ measurement of pharmaceutical and personal care ingredients in waters

Chen, W., Chen, C-E., Zhang, H., Jones, K. C., Ying, G-G., Xu, N., Price, O. R., Li, H. & Sweetman, A. J. 2013

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

2012

Progress of environmental management and risk assessment of industrial chemicals in China

Wang, H., Yan, Z., Li, H., Yang, N., Leung, K. M. Y., Wang, Y., Yu, R., Zhang, L., Wang, W., Jiao, C. & Liu, Z. 06/2012 In : Environmental Pollution. 165, p. 174-181 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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-G., Zhang, G. & Zhu, Y. 2012 In : Environmental Pollution. 165, 0, p. 169-169 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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, 0, p. 170-173 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

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, 458

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Understanding and harnessing the health effects of rapid urbanization in China.

Zhu, Y-G., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Li, H., Jones, K. C., Martin, F. L., Yong-Guan Zhu & Francis L. Martin 2011 In : Environmental Science and Technology. 45, 12, p. 5099-5104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Dynamic changes in functional gene copy numbers and microbial communities during degradation of pyrene in soils.

Peng, J-J., Cai, C., Qiao, M., Li, H. & Zhu, Y-G. 09/2010 In : Environmental Pollution. 158, 9, p. 2872-2879 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

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

Research output: Patent

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Lactic acid fermentation using an electrokinetic bioreactor.

Li, H., Knowles, C. J., Sunderland, G., Dalrymple, I. & Jackman, S. A. 2002 Proceedings of the international congress on Biocatalysis, Hamburg (Germany), July 28-31, 2002. Hambury, p. 210

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

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 Proceedings of the international conference on Biotransformation, Darmstadt (Germany), September 2nd-7th, 2001. Darmstadt

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1999

Nitrate reductase activity is induced in the oral cavity by dietary nitrate.

Duncan, C., Li, H., Kelly, D., Golden, M. & Leifert, C. 01/1999 Managing risks of nitrates to humans and the environment. Wilson, W. S. (ed.). Cambridge: Woodhead ; The Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 289-294 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Identification of nitrate reducing bacteria from the oral cavity of rats and pigs.

Li, H., Duncan, C., Golden, M. & Leifert, C. 1999 Managing risks of nitrates to humans and the environment. Wilson, W. S., Ball, A. S. & Hinton, R. H. (eds.). Cambridge: Woodhead ; The Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 259-268 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1998

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

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 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference 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 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Advances in biological control of plant Diseases.

Leifert, C., White, D., Killham, K., Malathracis, N. E., Wolf, G. A. & Li, H. 1996 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.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1995

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1994

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Current Students

Research students currently supervised by Hong Li include: