Ziwen Xie

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Ziwen Xie graduated from the XJTLU/University of Liverpool and carried out further research at the Imperial College, London, followed by 5 years of working as laboratory technician in Department of Biological Sciences  in XJTLU, and start PhD journey until 2024. His current research focuses on the Mycobacteria protein function study for further potential drug target identifcation He has authored 2 publications. He has support supervised one PhD student, more than 10 master student and more than 20 undergraduated student in XJTLU as a technician or teaching assistant during PhD journey. He has served as an experimental consultant for XJTLU iGEM team for 4 years, contributing to the team's consecutive gold awards in first 3 years, and continue to offer guidance to fresh iGEM team for 2024.

Research interests

  • Mycobacteria protein crystallyzation and enzyme activity
  • Mycobacteria protein function in cell wall and menaquinone biosynthesis
  • Potential drug target in Mycobacterium tuberculosis


  • Experimental consultant for XJTLU iGEM team - Since 10/2020
  • PhD of Science in Biological Sciences, School of Science, XJTLU - Since 12/2019
  • Laboratory (Biology) Technician, Biological Sciences, XJTLU - 01/2015 - 11/2019
  • Part-time Laboratory Technician in Biological Sciences, National pear research center, Nanjing Agricultural University - 06/2013 - 08/2013
  • Part-time Laboratory assistant, Suzhou GoodeePHarama Co.Ltd - 06/2010 - 08/2010


  • BIO113 - Molecular Biology Techniques (2022-23 to Present; TAs Leader)
  • BIO202 - Advanced Biochemical Methods (2020-22, 2022-2023; TAs Leader)
  • BIO204 - Advanced Genetics (2021-23; TAs Leader)
  • BIO205 - Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques (2021-23; TAs Leader)
  • BIO401 - Research Method in Biotechnology, MRes Molecular Bioscience (2020 to 2022, TA)

Awards and honours

  • iGEM Gold Medal – Team XJTLU-CHINA (Advisor) (2023).
  • Excellent Oral Presentation Award - XJTLU postgraudate research symposium, XJTLU, China (2022)
  • iGEM Gold Medal – Team XJTLU-CHINA (Instructor) (2022).
  • Best Poster Award - XJTLU postgraudate research symposium, XJTLU, China (2021).
  • iGEM Gold Medal – Team XJTLU-CHINA (Instructor) (2021).
  • In the program:
    J. Meng, X. Cui, S.J. Gao, R. Rong, F. Gao, Z. Xie and D. Carrillio, Bioinformatics approaches for RNA methylation-related high-throughput sequencing data and RNA methylome regulatory network reconstruction (RNA甲基化修饰高通量测序数据的生物信息方法开发以及RNA甲基化修饰调控网络的系统重建), National Natural Science Foundation of China, General Program (国家自然科学基金面上项目), 31671373, 570k RMB, (2017 - 2020).
  • XJTLU Outstanding Student for 2010-2011 Academic year (2011).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MSc of Molecular plant and microbiology technology, Imperial Colleage London

Sept 2013Sept 2014

Award Date: 24 Sept 2014

Bachelor, BSc of Microbiology, School of Biology Science, University of Liverpool

Sept 2011Jun 2013

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

Undergraduate, BSc of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Science, XJTLU

Sept 2009Jun 2011


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