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Jeff X. Zhang

Jeff X. Zhang was appointed as ESR in WallTraC at Newcastle University on 15 November 2011 for a period of 3 years.

Jeff X Zhang

PhD project: Studying the enzymology of pectin degradation

Research interests: polysaccharides, enzymes, RGI, RGII, plant cell walls, characterisation.

Organisation: Newcastle University

Contact: xyz2010research(at)

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Insights into the enzymatic degradation of mannan (in situ) and pectin utilization by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Defended on 20 February 2015

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Scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals

F. Buffettoa, D. Ropartza, X. J. Zhangb, H. J. Gilbertb, F. Guillona and M.-C. Raleta (aINRA, bU.Newcastle) Recovery and fine structure variability of RGII sub-domains in wine (Vitis vinifera Merlot). Annals of Botany, vol. 114, issue 6, pp. 1327-1337 (2014)

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X. J. Zhanga , A. Rogowskia , L. Zhaoa , M. G. Hahnb , U. Avcib , J. P. Knoxc , H. J. Gilberta (aU.Newcastle, bU.Georgia, cU.Leeds) Understanding How the Complex Molecular Architecture of Mannan-degrading Hydrolases Contributes to Plant Cell Wall Degradation. The journal of biological chemistry, vol.289, pp.2002-2012 (2014)

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K. Mizutania, V.O. Fernandesc,d, S. Karitab, A.S. Luísc, M. Sakkaa, T. Kimuraa, A. Jacksone, X. J. Zhange, C.M.G.A. Fontesc,d, H.J. Gilberte, and Kazuo Sakka(a,bU.Mie, cU.Lisbon, dNZYTech Lda, eU.Newcastle) Influence of a Mannan Binding Family 32 Carbohydrate Binding Module on the Activity of the Appended Mannanase. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol.78, Issue 14, pp 4781-4787 (2012)

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Oral presentations

J. Zhanga, M.-C. Raletb, F. Buffettob, F. Guillonb, H.J. Gilberta (aU. Newcastle, bINRA). How is pectin degraded by human gut bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron? Presented at WallTraC symposium in May 2014 in Paris (FR).

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J. Zhanga,b, Artur Rogowskia, Michael G. Hahnb, J. Paul Knoxc and Harry J. Gilberta,b (aU.Newcastle, bUniversity of Georgia, cU.Leeds). Diverse roles of CBMs in potentiating mannan degradation. Presented at the 10th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting on April, 21-24, 2013 in Prague (CZ).

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