Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Address: Room 320,Administration Building,Shenzhen University,Nanshan District,Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060
2011, The University of Hong Kong, Marine Microbial Ecology, Ph.D.
2010, Woods Hole, Microbial Diversity Summer Course
2006, Xiamen University, Environmental Science, M. S.
2003, Xiamen University, Marine Chemistry, Environmental Science, B.S.
2011.11- present, The University of Michigan, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
2006.11- 2007.9, The University of Hong Kong, School of Biological Sciences, Research Assistant.
Geomicrobiology, Microbial Ecology and C and N Biogeochemistry, Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics.
International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME), Member
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Member
International Nitrification Networks, Member
Enzymes in The Environment Research Coordination Network, Member
CCONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS:
2014.8, The 15th International Microbial Ecology Conference, Seoul, Korea
Topic: Elucidating metabolisms of ubiquitous uncultured marine archaea in the deep oceans
2014.2, 2014 International Marine Science Conference, Hawaii, America
Topic: Untangling Metabolisms of Widespread Uncultured Marine Euryarchaeota in the Deep Oceans
2014.1, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Life Science, Hong Kong, China
Topic: Microbes drive marine biogeochemical cycles: from single gene to the whole community
2014.1,The First Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China
Topic: Microbial iron uptake as a mechanism for dispersing iron from deep-sea hydrothermal vents
2012.7, 2nd Deep-sea Study and Earth System Science, Shanghai, China
Topic: Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics revealing the microbial community structures, function, activities and contribution to the deep-sea carbon biogeochemical cycling in the hydrothermal plume
2011.4，University of Michigan, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, America
Topic: Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) Bacteria in Coastal and Marine Sediments.
2011.11 - Royal Society K.C. Wong Postdoctoral Fellowship (Declined)
2011.07 - Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Best Poster Award
2010.11 - Tigris Educational Fund, Graduate Student Travel Scholarship
2010.06 - The University of Hong Kong, J.G. Phillips Memorial Scholarship
2010.06 - Marine Biological Laboratory, Herbert W. Rand Fellowship and Scholarship Fund Microbial Diversity
Wei Xu, Meng Li, Jie-Fei Ding, Ji-Dong Gu, Zhu-Hua Luo (2014) Bacteria dominate the ammonia-oxidizing community in a hydrothermal vent site of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology DOI:10.1007/s00253-014-5833-1.
Meng Li, Brandy M. Toner, Brett J. Baker, John A. Breier, Cody S. Sheik, Gregory J. Dick (2014) Microbial iron uptake as a mechanism for dispersing iron from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Nature Communications 5:3192 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4.192.
Meng Li, Sunit Jain, Brett J. Baker, Chris Taylor, Gregory J. Dick (2014) Novel hydrocarbon monooxygenase genes in the metatranscriptome of a natural deep-sea hydrocarbon plume. Environmental Microbiology 16:60-71. (Recommended by Faculty of 1000, http://f1000.com/prime/718033850)
Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Using the variation of anammox bacteria community structures as a bio-indicator for anthropogenic or terrestrial nitrogen inputs in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:9875-9883.
Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Community structures and distribution of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing and nirS-encoding nitrite-reducing bacteria in surface sediments of the South China Sea. Microbial Ecology 66:281-296.
Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Community structure and transcript responses of anammox bacteria, AOA, and AOB in mangrove sediment microcosms amended with ammonium and nitrite. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:9859-9874.
Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Martin G. Klotz, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Diversity, abundance, and distribution of NO-forming nitrite reductase–encoding genes in deep-sea subsurface sediments of the South China Sea. Geobiology 11: 170-179.
Ping Han, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Biases of community structures of ammonia/ammonium-oxidizing microorganisms caused by insufficient DNA extractions from Baijiang soil revealed by comparative analysis of coastal wetland sediment and rice paddy soil. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:8741-8756.
Gregory J. Dick, Brett J. Baker, Karthik Anantharaman, Meng Li, Daniel C. Reed, Cody S. Sheik (2013) Hydrothermal vent plume microbiology: ecological and biogeographic linkages to seafloor and water column habitats. Frontier of Microbiology DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00124.
Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2012) Community shift of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria along an anthropogenic pollution gradient from the Pearl River Delta to the South China Sea. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 94: 247-259.
Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2012) Lower Abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea than Ammonia-oxidizing Bacteria Detected in the Subsurface Sediments of the Northern South China Sea. Geomicrobiology Journal 29: 332-339.
Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Mangrove trees affect the community structure and distribution of anammox bacteria at an anthropogenic-polluted mangrove in the Pearl River Delta reflected by 16S rRNA and hzo genes analyses. Ecotoxicology 20: 1780-1790.
Meng Li, Xiao-Yan Li, Tim Ford, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Cytochrome cd1-containing Nitrite Reductase Encoding Gene nirS as a New Functional Biomarker for Detection of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing (Anammox) Bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 3547-3553.
Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Advances in Methods for Detection of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing (anammox) Bacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 90: 1241-1252.
Meng Li, Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu. (2011) Seasonal Dynamics of Anammox Bacteria in Estuarial Sediment of the Mai Po Nature Reserve Revealed by Analyzing the 16S rRNA and Hydrazine Oxidoreductase (hzo) Genes. Microbes and Environments 26: 15-22.
Meng Li, Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Spatial distribution and abundances of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) in mangrove sediments. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 89:1243-1254.
Yiguo Hong*, Meng Li*, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Residence of habitat-specific anammox bacteria in the deep-sea subsurface of South China Sea: Analyses of marker gene abundance with physicochemical parameters. Microbial Ecology 62:36-47 (*Contribute equal to this work).
Huiluo Cao, Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Diversity and Abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea (AOA) and Bacteria (AOB) in Polluted Mangrove Sediment. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 34:513-523.
Huiluo Cao, Meng Li, Hongyue Dang, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Responses of Aerobic and Anaerobic Ammonia/Ammonium Oxidizing Microorganisms to Anthropogenic Pollution in Coastal Marine Environments. Methods in Enzymology 496:35-62.
Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Diversity and abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in sediments from the Pearl River Estuary to the South China Sea. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 100:545-556.
Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Phylogenetic diversity and ecological pattern of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in the surface sediments of the Western Pacific. Microbial Ecology 62:813-823.
Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Martin G. Klotz, Ji-Dong Gu (2010) A comparison of primer sets for detecting 16S rRNA and hydrazine oxidoreductase genes of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria in marine sediments. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 86:781-790.
Meng Li, Hong Yang, Ji-Dong Gu (2009) Phylogenetic diversity and axial distribution of microbes in the intestinal tract of the polychaete Neanthes glandicincta. Microbial Ecology 58: 892-902.
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