XU Ting

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biology,
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
Email: 13480200@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Supervisor: Dr. QIU Jianwen (HKBU)
Co-supervisor: Dr. ZHAO Zhongying (HKBU)
EDUCATION
2013 – Present Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University
2009 – 2013 B. Sc., Biotechnology, College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mussels in Bathymodiolinae (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) are often dominant species in deep-sea chemosynthesis-based communities, and have been regarded as a good model for ecological, evolutionary and biotechnological research in the past few decades. Most bathymodioline mussels are strictly endemic to either cold seeps or hydrothermal vents. However, three species, Bathymodiolus platifrons, Bathymodiolus japonicus and Bathymodiolus aduloides, have been reported from both habitats in the Northwestern Pacific, which largely arouses our desire to explore the population connectivity and environmental adaptabilities of these deep-sea benthic invertebrates. By using the next- generation sequencing techniques, we aim to study the genetic connectivity and demographic history of B. platifrons under local selection. Furthermore, we try to screen several candidate genes and/or genomic regions that might contribute to the differentiation and adaptation of the seep and vent B. platifrons populations in their respective living conditions.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Xu T, Sun J, Lv J, Watanabe H, Li T, Zou W, Rouse GW, Wang S, Qian PY, Bao Z, Qiu JW (Accepted) Genome-wide discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in deep-sea mussels: Potential use in population genomics and cross-species application. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
  • Xu T, Sun J, Chen C, Qian PY, Qiu JW (2015) The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea snail Provanna sp. (Gastropoda: Provannidae). Mitochondrial DNA 4: 1–2.
  • Zheng L, Xu T, Li D, Zhou J (2015) A representative retinoid X receptor antagonist UVI3003 induced teratogenesis in zebrafish embryos. Journal of Applied Toxicology 35: 280–286.
  • CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS
  • 2015 August, Gordon Research Conference (GRC): Marine Molecular Ecology–Linking Molecular Mechanisms with Ecological Outcomes. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China. Poster presentation: A resource of genomic sequences and genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms/variants in deep-sea mussels.
  • 2015 June, International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME). The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Poster presentation: A resource of genomic sequences and genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms/variants in deep-sea mussels.
  • 2014 October, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB). Qingdao, China. Oral presentation: The mitochondrial genome of the deep-sea snail Provanna cf. glabra (Provannidae) and its phylogenetic position in Gastropoda.
  • ASSOCIATED EXPERIENCE
  • 2015 April, Mini-Symposium on Marine Genomics I. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Participant.
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