Name: Dr. Ping Li
Educational Qualification: Ph.D.
Designation: Professor at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Department: Food Microbiology
University: Zhejiang University
Research Interests: Food microorganism derived bioactive substances: main focus on probiotics, especially the lactic acid bacteria, that could produce bacteriocins, vitamins and extracellular polysaccharide etc, and also their application in food industry; The mode of action of bacteriocins; Regulation of probiotics and prebiotics to gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota.
Biography: Ping Li is currently working as a Professor in College of Food Science and Biotechnology at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China. She completed her Ph.D. in the department of Microbiology at Zhejiang University, China. she worked as a postdoctoral associate at Florida State University, USA during the year 2009 to 2014.
 Li P, Jin H, Koch BA, Abblett RL, Han X, Yates JR 3rd, Yu HG. Cleavage of the SUN-domain
protein Mps3 at its N-terminus regulates centrosome disjunction in budding yeast meiosis. PLoS
Genet. 2017, 13(6):e1006830.
 Li P, Shao Y, Jin H, Yu HG. Ndj1, characterized as a new spindle pole body component, is required
for proper SPB separation during meiosis I in budding yeast. J Cell Biol. 2015, 209(2):247-59.
 Li P, Gu Q, Wang Y, Yu Y, Yang L, Chen JV. Novel vitamin B12-producing Enterococcus spp. and
preliminary in vitro evaluation of probiotic potentials. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017,
 Li P, Gu Q, Yang L, Yu Y, Wang Y. Characterization of extracellular vitamin B12 producing
Lactobacillus plantarum strains and assessment of the probiotic potentials. Food Chem. 2017,
 Li P, Gu Q, Zhou Q. Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum LZ206, a potential
probiotic strain with antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogenic microorganisms. J
Biotechnol. 2016, 238:52-55.
 Li P, Li X, Gu Q, Lou XY, Zhang XM, Song DF, Zhang C. Comparative genomic analysis of
Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316 reveals its genetic adaptation and potential probiotic profiles. J
Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2016, 17(8):569-79.
? Postdoctrol Associate
? Assistant Professor
? Major in Microbiology, Ph.D.
 Li P, Zhou Q, Gu Q. Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum LZ227, a potential
probiotic strain producing B-group vitamins. J Biotechnol. 2016, 234:66-70.
 Jiang H, Li P, Gu Q. Heterologous expression and purification of plantaricin NC8, a two-peptide
bacteriocin against Salmonella spp. from Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316. Protein Expr Purif. 2016,
 Li P, Gu Q, Wu X. Fed-batch production of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing
ligand (TRAIL) in soluble form in Escherichia coli and its purification and characterization. Protein
Expr Purif. 2016, 126:115-121.
 Li P, Gu Q. Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum LZ95, a potential probiotic
strain producing bacteriocins and B-group vitamin riboflavin. J Biotechnol. 2016, 229:1-2.
 Li X, Xu JZ, Wang WJ, Chen YW, Zheng DQ, Di YN, Li P, Wang PM, Li YD. Genome
Sequencing and Evolutionary Analysis of Marine Gut Fungus Aspergillus sp. Z5 from Ligia oceanica.
Evol Bioinform. 2016, 12(Suppl 1):1-4.
 Gu Q, Zhang C, Song D, Li P, Zhu X. Enhancing vitamin B12 content in soy-yogurt by
Lactobacillus reuteri. Int J Food Microbiol. 2015, 206:56-9.
 Li P, Jin H, Yu HG. Condensin suppresses recombination and regulates double-strand break
processing at the repetitive rDNA array to ensure proper chromosome segregation during meiosis in
budding yeast, Mol Biol Cell. 2014, 25(19):2934-47.
 Jin F, Liu H, Li P, Yu HG, Wang Y. Loss of function of the Cik1/Kar3 motor complex results in
chromosomes with syntelic attachment that are sensed by the tension checkpoint, PLoS Genetics,
 Li P, Jin H, Hoang ML, Yu HG. Tracking chromosome dynamics in live yeast cells: coordinated
movement of rDNA homologs and anaphase disassembly of the nucleolus during meiosis,
Chromosome res, 2011; 19(8):1013-26.
 Wu X1, Li P1, Qian C, Li O, Zhou Y. Trimeric coiled-coil domain of human pulmonary surfactant
protein D enhances zinc-binding ability and biologic activity of soluble TRAIL. Mol Immunol. 2009,
46(11-12):2381-8.1 Co-first authors.
 Li P, Zhou JY, Zhou YY, Qian CD, Li O, Min H, Wu XC. The Coiled-coil Neck Domain of
Human Pulmonary Surfactant Protein D Drives Trimerization and Stabilization of Thioredoxin, a
Heterologous Non-collagenous Protein. Protein Pept Lett, 2009,16(3):306-311.
 Wu G, Li P, Wu X. Regulation of Escherichia coli IscS desulfurase activity by ferrous iron and
cysteine. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008, 374:399- 404.
 Li P, Wu X. Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to TRAIL-induced Apoptosis in Tumor.
Chinese J Cell Biol, 2006, 28:153-159 (in Chinese) .
 Zhou Y, Li P, Wu X. Research advancement of TRAIL in tumor apoptosis. Bulletin of Science
and Technology. 2009, 25(3):288-293 (in Chinese).
 Zheng DQ, Wu XC, Tao XL, Wang PM, Li P, Chi XQ, Li YD, Yan QF, Zhao YH. Screening and
construction of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains with improved multi-tolerance and bioethanol
fermentation performance, Bioresour Technol. 2011, 102(3): 3020-3027.
 Zheng DQ Wu XC, Wang PM, Chi XQ, Tao XL, Li P, Jiang XH, Zhao YH. Drug resistance
marker-aided genome shuffling to improve acetic acid tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, J Ind
Microbiol Biotechnol, 2011; 38(3):415-22.
 Wu XC, Chen WF, Qian CD, Li O, Li P, Wen YP. Isolation and identification of newly isolated
antagonistic Streptomyces sp. strain AP19-2 producing chromomycins. J Microbiol. 2007,