College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to


Yang Liu

PhD, associated research fellow

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2018.05-    Shenzhen University,Associated Research Fellow

2016.02–2018.03Shenzhen University,Postdoctorate

2012.09–2015.12       University of Toulouse III, France, PhD

2009.09–2012.06       Yangzhou University, Master, Environmental Science

2005.09–2009.06       Yangzhou University, Bachelor, Environmental Science


Research Interests:

Ecology, Metabolism and Evolution pattern of Asgard archaea and Woesearchaeota

Interaction between meiofauna and microorganisms

Biogeochemical cyclings

Metagenomics associated bioinformatics

Data analysis and visualization with R language



1. Z Liu, U Klümper, Y Liu, Y Yang, Q Wei, JG Lin, JD Gu, M Li, Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses reveal activity and hosts of antibiotic resistance genes in activated sludge, Environment international 129, 208-220, 2019

2. Z Zhou, Y Liu, KG Lloyd, J Pan, Y Yang, JD Gu, M Li, Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the ecology and metabolism of benthic archaeal cosmopolitan, Thermoprofundales (MBG-D archaea), The ISME journal 13 (4), 885, 2019

3. X Liu, J Pan, Y Liu, M Li, JD Gu, Diversity and distribution of Archaea in global estuarine ecosystems, Science of the Total Environment 637, 349-358, 2018

4. X Zhang, Y Liu, JD Gu, A global analysis on the distribution pattern of the bacteria coupling simultaneous methane oxidation to nitrite reduction, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 129, 123-132, 2018

5. Z Zhou, Y Liu, M Li, JD Gu, Two or three domains: a new view of tree of life in the genomics era, Applied microbiology and biotechnology 102 (7), 3049-3058, 2018

6. Y Liu, Z Zhou, J Pan, BJ Baker, JD Gu, M Li, Comparative genomic inference suggests mixotrophic lifestyle for Thorarchaeota, The ISME journal 12 (4), 1021, 2018

7. X Zhang, W Xu, Y Liu, M Cai, Z Luo, M Li, Metagenomics reveals microbial diversity and metabolic potentials of seawater and surface sediment from a hadal biosphere at the Yap Trench, Frontiers in microbiology 9, 2018

8. C Wang, Y Liu, Q Zhan, W Yang, N Wu, Global trends in phytoplankton research of river ecosystems during 1991–2016: A bibliometric analysis, Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie 191 (1), 25-36, 2017

9. Z Zhou, H Meng, Y Liu, JD Gu, M Li, Stratified bacterial and archaeal community in mangrove and intertidal wetland mudflats revealed by high throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing, Frontiers in microbiology 8, 2148, 2017

10. Yang Liu#, Karine Dedieu#, Jose-Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, Bernard Montuelle, Evelyne Buffan-Dubau, Frédéric Julien, Frédéric Azémar, Sabine Sauvage, Pierre Marmonier, Jingmei Yao, Philippe Vervier, Magali Gerino*, Role of biodiversity in the biogeochemical processes at the water-sediment interface of macroporous river bed: An experimental approach, Ecological Engineering, 2016, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.03.049.

11. Yang Liu, Meng Li, BibeR: A Web-based tool for bibliometric analysis in scientific literature, PeerJ Preprints, 2016, not peer-reviewed, doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1879v1.

12. Yang Liu*, Nabil Majdi, Michele Tackx, Alain Dauta, Magail Gerino, Frederic Julien, Evelyne Buffan-Dubau, Short-term effects of nutrient enrichment on river biofilm: N-NO3 (-) uptake rate and response of meiofauna, Hydrobiologia, 2015, 744(1): 165–175.

13. Chao Wang*, Yang Liu, Xinhui Li, Zini Lai, Michele Tackx, Sovan Lek, A bibliometric analysis of scientific trends in phytoplankton research, Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology, 2015, 51(3): 249-259.

14. Chuanbo Guo*, Young-Seuk Park, Yang Liu, Sovan Lek, Advanced Modelling Techniques Studying Global Changes in Environmental Sciences, 1st Edition (Toward a New Generation of Ecological Modelling Techniques: Review and Bibliometrics), Elsevier, 380 pages, 2015.