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Bin Lian Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Microbe-mineral interactions
  • Effect of microbes on the carbonate and silicate mineral weathering and carbon sequestration
  • Microbial remediation of heavy metals
  • Microbial symbiosis and environmental effects

Educational Background

PhD, Institute of geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2000)

MA, Zhejiang Agriculture University, China (1988)

BA, Anhwei Normal University, China (1985)

Research Projects

  • Selected Projects as a Principle Investigator
  • The metabolic regulation mechanism of Bacillus subtilis driving serpentine weathering coupling mineral carbonation (No. 41772360), 01/2018-12/2021

  • Microbe-carbonate-silicate mineral interactions and their effects on the carbon migration and conversion, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41373078), 01/2014-12/2017

  • Effect of Aspergillus niger on the biochemical weathering and regulation mechanism of the minerals bearing potassium, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41173091), 01/2012-12/2015

  • Bio-transformation of rock powders bearing potassium and agricultural utilization technology, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (No. 2008AA06Z108), 01/2008-12/2010

Journal Articles

  • Liu RL, Guan Y, Chen L, Lian B*. Adsorption and desorption characteristics of Cd2+ and Pb2+ by micro and nano-sized biogenic CaCO3. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, 9:41.
  • Li XX#, Yin XJ#, Lian B*. The degradation of dimethoate and the mineral immobilising function for Cd2+ by Pseudomonas putida. Geomicrobiology Journal, 2017,34(4): 346-354 
  • Cao CL, Yuan Bo, Qin S, Jiang JH, Tao FX, Lian B*. Lentzea pudingi sp. nov., isolated from a weathered limestone sample in karst area. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2017,67:4873-4878 
  • Wang WY, Sun JJ, Dong CL, Lian B*. Biotite weathering by Aspergillus niger and its potential utilisation. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 2016, 16:1901-1910
  • Cao Chengliang; Jiang Jihong; Sun Henry; Huang Ying; Tao Faxiang; Lian Bin*. Carbonate mineral formation under the influence of limestone-colonizing actinobacteria: morphology and polymorphism. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016, 7:366
  • Hao JC, Lian, B*, Liu HF, Lu XH. The Release of Phosphorus from Sediment to Lake Water Induced by Cyanobacterial Blooms and Phosphorus Removal by Cell Harvesting. Geomicrobiology Journal, 2016, 33(3-4):347-353
  • Xiao LL, Lian B*, Hao JC, LiuCQ and Wang SJ. Effect of carbonic anhydrase on silicate weathering and carbonate formation at present day CO2 concentrations compared to primordial values. Scientific Reports. 2015, 5, 7733
  • Wang WY, Lian B*, and Pan L. An RNA-sequencing study of the genes and metabolic pathways involved in Aspergillus niger weathering of potassium feldspar. Geomicrobiology Journal, 2015, 32(8): 689-700
  • Li H, Lian B*, Ding YH, Nie CC, Zhang QM. Bacterial diversity in the central black component of Maotai Daqu and its flavor analysis. Annals of Microbiology, 2014,64(4): 1659-1669
  • Xiao LL, Hao JC, Wang WY, Lian B*, Shang GD, Yang YW, Liu CQ, Wang SJ. The up-regulation of carbonic anhydrase genes of Bacillus mucilaginosus under soluble Ca2+ deficiency and the heterologously expressed enzyme promotes calcite dissolution. Geomicrobiology Journal, 2014, 31(7):632-641
  • Hao JC, Xiao LL, Liu HF, Shi LJ, Xu XY, Lian, B*, Liu CQ. Adsorption of hexavalent chromium onto organic bentonite modified by the use of iron(III) chloride. Water Science and Technology. 2014;70(4):664-70
  • Qu Y,Lian B*. Bioleaching of rare earth and radioactive elements from red mud using Penicillium tricolor RM-10. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 136:16-23
  • Qu Y,Lian B*, Mo BB, Liu CQ. Biological leaching of heavy metals from red mud using Aspergillus niger. Hydrometallurgy, 2013, 136:71-77
  • Xiao B, Lian B*, Sun L. L., Shao W. L. Gene transcription response to weathering of K-bearing minerals by Aspergillus fumigatus. Chemical Geology, 2012, 306-307:1-9
  • Hou, WG*, Lian B*, Dong HL, Jiang HC, Wu XL. Distinguishing ectomycorrhizal and saprophytic fungi using carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions, Geoscience Frontiers, 2012, 3(3):351-356
  • Yi Z, Lian B*. Adsorption of U(VI) by Bacillus mucilaginosus. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2012, 293(1): 321-329
  • Xiao B, Lian B*, Shao WL. Do bacterial secreted proteins play a role in the weathering of potassium-bearing rock powder? Geomicrobiology Journal, 2012, 29(6):497-50
  • Hou WG Lian B*, Zhang XQ, CO2 mineralization induced by fungal nitrate assimilation. Bioresource Technology, 2011,102:1562-1566
  • Liu DF., Lian B*, Wang B, Jiang GF. Degradation of potassium rock by earthworms and responses of bacterial communities in its gut and surrounding substrates after being fed with mineral. PLoS ONE, 2011, 6(12): e28803
  • Lian B*, Yuan DX, Liu ZH. Effect of microbes on karstification in karst ecosystems. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2011, 56 (35):3743-3747
  • Mo BB, Lian B*. Hg(II) Adsorption by Bacillus mucilaginosus: mechanism and equilibrium parameters. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2011,27(2):1063-1070
  • Zhang SY, Lian B*. Continuous degradation of 2-naphthol and its metabolites by coupling Aspergillus niger with Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2010, 22(5):669-674
  • Lian B*, Chen Y, Tang Y. Microbes on carbonate rock and pedogenesis in karst region. Journal of Earth Science,2010,21:293-296
  • Zang SY, Lian B*. Synergistic degradation of 2-naphthol by Fusarium proliferatum and Bacillus subtilis in wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2009,166(1):33-38
  • Zhang ZC, Lian B*, Cui FJ. Compare activities on regulating lipid-metabolism and reducing oxidative stress of diabetic rats of Tremella aurantialba broth’s extract (TBE) with its mycelia polysaccharides. Journal of Food Science, 2009, 74(1):16-22
  • Lian B, Wang B, Pan M, Liu CQ, and Teng HH*. Microbial release of potassium from k-bearing minerals by thermophilic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2008,72(1):87-98
  • Lian B*,Chen Y,Zhao J,Teng HH. Microbial Flocculation by Silicate Bacterium Bacillus mucilaginosus: applications and mechanisms. Bioresource Technology, 2008,99(11):4825-4831
  • Lian B*, Zang JP, Hou WG, Yuan S and Smith DL. PCR-based sensitive detection of edible fungus Boletus edulis from rDNA ITS sequences. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology,2008,11(3):1-8
  • Zhang ZC, Lian B*, Cui FJ. Effect of FeSO4 treatment on glucose metabolism in diabetic rats. Biometals, 2008, 21:685-691
  • Lian B*, Dong YR, Hou WG, Tong LH and Yuan S. Ectomycorrhizal fungi in Jiangsu Province, China. Pedosphere,2007,17(1):30-35
  • Lian B, Hu QN, Ji JF, Chen J and Teng HH*. Carbonate biomineralization induced by soil bacteria Bacillus megaterium. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2006, 70(22):5522-5535 
  • Lian B, Souleimanov A, Zhou XM, Smith DL*. In vitro induction of lipo-chitin- oligosaccharides production in Bradyrhizobium japonicum cultures by root extracts. Microbiological Research, 2002, 157(3) : 157-160
  • Lian B, Prithiviraj B, Souleimanov A, Smith DL*. Evidence for the production of chemical compounds analogous to nod factor by silicate bacteria GY92. Microbiological Research. 2001.156 (3):289-292
  • Lian B, Zhou XM, Miransari M, Smith DL*. Effects of salicylic acid on the development and root nodulation of soybean seedlings. J. Agronomy & Crop Science. 2000.185(3): 187-192.

Honors and Awards

Member of “Hundred Talent Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences (08/2006-04/2012)

Second place, Guizhou Provincial Sci &Tech Advancement Award (12/2003)

Recipient of the State Department’s Special Allowance (09/2001)

Third place, Guizhou Provincial Sci & Tech Advancement Award (12/1994)

Third place, Guizhou Provincial Sci & Tech Advancement Award (12/1991)

Academic Title

Professor of Microbiology

Deputy director of professional committee of the earth's surface and biogeochemistry, Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (04/2015-present)

Executive director of Jiangsu province association of biotechnology  (08/2012-present)


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