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Xi-Mei XUE
Highest Education:
1799 Jimei Road, Xiamen
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Education and Appointments:

2018.1-present:Associate Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, CAS
2014.10- 2017.12: Assistant Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, CAS

Main academic contributions:
Research Interest:
The molecular mechanism of arsenic biotransformation, heavy metal(loid) bioremediation, abandoned land reclamation
Selected Publications:

1. Xi-Mei Xue, Jun Ye, Georg Raber, Barry P. Rosen, Kevin Francesconi, Chan Xiong, Zhe Zhu, Christopher Rensing, and Yong-Guan Zhu*. Identification of Steps in the Pathway of Arsenosugar Biosynthesis. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53: 634–641
2. Wang, Hong-Tao; Zhu, Dong; Li, Gang; Zheng, Fei; Ding, Jing; J O’Connor, Patrick; Zhu, Yong-Guan; Xue, Xi-Mei*. Effects of Arsenic on Gut Microbiota and Its Biotransformation Genes in Earthworm Metaphire sieboldin. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(7): 3841-3849
3. Wang, H. T., Ding, J., Xiong, C., Zhu, D., Li, G., Jia, X. Y., Zhu, Y. G., & Xue, X. M.* Exposure to microplastics lowers arsenic accumulation and alters gut bacterial communities of earthworm Metaphire californica. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 251: 110-116.
4. Hui-Juan Xua, Xiao-Ru Yang, Shun Li, Xi-Mei Xue, Shuai Chang, Hu Li, Brajesh K. Sing he, Jian-Qiang Su, Yong-Guan Zhu. Nitrogen inputs are more important than denitrifier abundances in controlling denitrification-derived N2O emission from both urban and agricultural soils. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 650: 2807-2817.
5. Li, G. X., Zhou, S. Y. D., Ren, H. Y., Xue, X. M., Xu, Y. Y., & Bao, P. Extracellular Biomineralization of Gold by Delftia tsuruhatensis GX-3 Isolated from a Heavy Metal Contaminated Paddy Soil. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2018, 2(12), 1294-1300.
6. Liu, R., Wang, X., Ye, J., Xue, X., Zhang, F., Zhang, H., Hou X. Liu X. & Zhang, Y. Enhanced antibacterial activity of silver-decorated sandwich-like mesoporous silica/reduced graphene oxide nanosheets through photothermal effect. Nanotechnology, 2018, 29(10), 105704.
7. Yong-Guan Zhu,*, # Xi-Mei Xue,# Andreas Kappler, Barry P Rosen, and Andrew A Meharg. (2017) Linking Genes to Microbial Biogeochemical Cycling: Lessons from Arsenic, Environmental Science & Technology 51 (13): 7326–7339.
8. Xue, Xi-Mei; Ye, Jun; Raber, Georg; Francesconi, Kevin; Li, Gang; Gao, Hong; Yan, Yu; Rensing, Christopher; Zhu, Yong-Guan*. (2017) Arsenic Methyltransferase is Involved in Arsenosugar Biosynthesis by Providing DMA. Environmental Science & Technology, 51:1224-1230.
9. Xi-Mei Xue, Yu Yan, Chan Xiong, Georg Raber, Kevin Francesconi, Ting Pan, Jun Ye, Yong-Guan Zhu*. (2017) Arsenic biotransformation by a cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. PCC 7120. Environmental Pollution, 228: 111-117.
10. Xi-Mei Xue, Yu Yan,Hui-juan Xu, Ning Wang, Xiao Zhang and Jun Ye*. (2014) ArsH from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 reduces chromate and ferric iron. FEMS microbiology letters, 356: 105–112.
11. Xi-Mei Xue, Georg Raber, Simon Foster, Song-Can Chen, Kevin Francesconi * & Yong-Guan Zhu*. (2014) Biosynthesis of arsenolipids by the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Environmental Chemistry, 11: 506-513.
12. Yu Yan, Kai Ding, Xin-Wei Yu, Jun Ye, Xi-Mei Xue*. (2017) Ability of periplasmic phosphate binding proteins from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 to discriminate phosphate against arsenate. Water, air & soil pollution. 228, 148.
13. Liu, Rong; Wang, Xuandong; Ye, Jun; Xue, Ximei; Zhang, Fangrong; Zhang, Huicong; Hou, Xuemei; Liu, Xiaolong; Zhang, Yun. (2018) Enhanced antibacterial activity of silver-decorated sandwich-like mesoporous silica/reduced graphene oxide nanosheets through photothermal effect. Nanotechnology, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aaa624.
14. Wang, N., Xue, X. M., Juhasz, A. L., Chang, Z. Z., & Li, H. B.* (2017). Biochar increases arsenic release from an anaerobic paddy soil due to enhanced microbial reduction of iron and arsenic. Environmental Pollution. 220:514-522.
15. Yu Yan, Xi-Mei Xue, Yu-Qing Guo, Yong-Guan Zhu, Jun Ye*. (2017). Co-expression of cyanobacterial genes for arsenic methylation and demethylation in Escherichia coli offers insights into arsenic resistance. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:60.
16. Wang, N., Zhou, C. Z., Xue, X. M., Yu, J. G., Shi, X. X., Ma, L. P., & Li, H. B.* (2017). Biochar decreases nitrogen oxide and enhances methane emissions via altering microbial community composition of anaerobic paddy soil. Science of the Total Environment. 581-582, 689-696.
17. Guo, Y., Xue, X., Yan, Y., Zhu, Y., Yang, G., & Ye, J. * (2016). Arsenic methylation by an arsenite S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase from Spirulina platensis. Journal of Environmental Sciences.49:162-168.
18. Yan Y#, Ye J#, Xue X M, Zhu Y G*. (2015) Arsenic demethylation by a C· As lyase in cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. PCC 7120. Environmental science & technology, 49(24): 14350-14358.
19. Jun Ye#, Yue Chang#, Yu Yan, Jie Xiong, Xi-Mei Xue, Dongxia Yuan, Guo-Xin Sun, Yong-Guan Zhu*, Wei Miao*. (2014) Identification and characterization of the arsenite methyltransferase from a protozoan, Tetrahymena pyriformis. Aquatic Toxicology, 149: 50–57.
20. X. Zhang, X.-M. Xue, Y. Yan and J. Ye*. (2014). Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of ArsH from Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. Acta Cryst. F70, 497-500.
21. Mestrot, Adrien, Xie, Wan-Ying, Xue, Xi-Mei, Zhu, Yong-Guan*. (2013) Arsenic volatilization in model anaerobic biogas digesters. Applied Geochemistry, 33: 294-2975.

Supported Projects:

1.The Molecular Mechanism of Arsenosugar Synthesis in Cyanobacteria. National Science Foundation of China (21507125) 2016.01-2018.12
2.The Research and Development of Barrier and Passivation Technology and Materials for Heavy Metal Pollution in Farmland. The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0800700) 2016.1-2020.12
3.The Comprehensive Control and Remediation Technology Demonstration of Cadmium and Arsenic and Non-point Pollution in the Pearl River Delta. The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0801300) 2017.1-2020.12