Departmental Head of UK-China Collaborations:
Dr Jing-Jiang Zhou
Rothamsted Research collaborates heavily with scientists in China, especially in the areas of insect molecular biology. Work has included the study of insect olfaction, pesticide resistance, and chemical ecology.
If you are interested in our work, would like to visit Rothamsted Research, or wish to form collaborations, please contact Dr. Jing-Jiang Zhou at the address below, or click below to send an e-mail.
Jing-Jiang Zhou, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Insect Molecular Biology Group
Click HERE to download the 2000-2001 annual report article on UK-China Collaborations (160kb pdf file).
Click HERE to read about Professor Alastair McCartney of Rothamsted Research receiving a "National Friendship Award" from the Chinese Government.
Click HERE to see scientists from the People's Republic Of China who have visited Rothamsted Research on Rothamsted International Fellowships
Click HERE to see information on international projects and Fellowships facilitated by Rothamsted International
Zhou, J.J., He, X.L. Pickett, J.A. and Field, L.M. 2008. Identification of odorant-binding proteins of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti: genome annotation and comparative analyses. Insect Molecular Biology. In press. Yao LG, Liu ZC, Zhang XM, Kan YC, Zhou JJ. 2007. A highly efficient method for the generation of a recombinant Bombyx mori nuclear-polyhedrosis-virus Bacmid and large-scale expression of foreign proteins in silkworm (B. mori) larvae. Biotechnol Appl Biochem. 48(Pt 1):45-53.
PUBLICATIONS of work from the UK-China collaborations
Pelosi P, Zhou JJ, Ban LP, Calvello M. 2006. Soluble proteins in insect chemical communication. Cell Mol Life Sci. 63(13):1460-1466. Review.
Zhou JJ, Kan Y, Antoniw J, Pickett JA, Field LM. 2006. Genome and EST Analyses and Expression of a Gene Family with Putative Functions in Insect Chemoreception. Chem Senses. 31(5):453-65.
Jacobs, SP; Liggins, AP; Zhou, JJ; Pickett, JA; Jin, X; Field, LM. 2005. OS-D-like genes and their expression in aphids (Hemiptera : Aphididae). Insect Molecular Biology 14 (4): 423-432.
Li, ZX; Pickett, JA; Field, LM; Zhou, JJ. 2005. Identification and expression of odorant-binding proteins of the malaria-carrying mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis. Archives of insect Biochemistry and Physiology 58 (3): 175-189.
Tong, Y; Zhou, JJ; Li, ZS; Miller, AJ. 2005. A two-component high-affinity nitrate uptake system in barley. Plant Journal 41 (3): 442-450.
ZHOU, J-J., HUANG, W., ZHANG, G.-A., PICKETT, J.A. and FIELD, L.M. (2004). "Plus-C" odorant-binding protein genes in two Drosophila species and the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Gene 327, 117-129.
ZHOU, J-J., ZHANG, G.-A, HUANG, W., BIRKETT, M.A., FIELD, L.M., PICKETT, J.A. and PELOSI, P. (2004). Revisiting odorant-binding protein lush of Drosophila melanogaster: Evidence for odour recognition and discrimination. FEBS Letters 558, 23-26.
MILLER, A.J. & ZHOU, J-J. (2000) Xenopus oocytes as an expression system for plant membrane proteins. Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Biomemb. 1465, 343-358.
ZHOU J-J, FERNANDEZ, E., GALVAN, A. & MILLER, A.J. (2000) A high affinity nitrate transport system from Chlamydomonas requires two gene products. FEBS Letts. 466, 225-227.
ZHOU, J-J., MILLER, A.J. (2000) Comparison of the transport properties of three plant sucrose carriers expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 27, 721-728.
ZHOU, J-J., TRUEMAN, L.J., BOORER, K.J., THEODOULOU, F.L., FORDE, B.G., and MILLER A.J. (2000) A High-affinity Fungal Nitrate Carrier With Two Transport Mechanisms. Journal of Biological Chemistry 275, 39894-39899.
ZHOU, J-J., THEODOULOU, F.L., MULDIN, I., INGEMARSSON, B., & MILLER A.J. (1998) Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a Brassica napus transporter which is able to transport nitrate and histidine. Journal of Biological Chemistry 273: 12017-12033.
ZHOU, J-J., THEODOULOU, F.L., SAUER. N., SANDERS, D., & MILLER A.J. (1997) A kinetic model with ordered cytoplasmic dissociation for SUC1, an Arabidopsis H+/sucrose cotransporter expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Journal of Membrane Biology 159, 113-125.
Zhou, J.J., He, X.L. Pickett, J.A. and Field, L.M. 2008. Identification of odorant-binding proteins of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti: genome annotation and comparative analyses. Insect Molecular Biology. In press.
Yao LG, Liu ZC, Zhang XM, Kan YC, Zhou JJ. 2007. A highly efficient method for the generation of a recombinant Bombyx mori nuclear-polyhedrosis-virus Bacmid and large-scale expression of foreign proteins in silkworm (B. mori) larvae. Biotechnol Appl Biochem. 48(Pt 1):45-53.