Dr. Liu's Lab on Marine Plankton Ecology


Name: Shangjin TAN (谭上进)

Email: stanac@connect.ust.hk


Research interests:

I am interested in the ecological functions of marine microbial organisms and how they respond to environmental changes. Current research is mainly about

            1)      Community composition of bacteria and protists in response to atmospheric deposition.

            2)      Functional changes (using metatranscriptomic approaches) of bacteria and protists in response to atmospheric deposition.



Ph.D. 2014-

Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


M.S. 2009-2013

School of Life Science, Tsinghua University


B.S. 2005-2009

School of Life Science, Northeast Agricultural University



S. Tan, S. Cheung, T. Ho, H. Liu (2017). Metatranscriptomics of the prokaryotic community in response to atmospheric deposition in the Western North Pacific Ocean. In Prep

S. Tan, H. Liu, Jie Xu, Wang Guo, Xiaomin Xia, Shunyan Cheung (2017). Interactive regulations by viruses and dissolved organic matter on the bacterial community. Limnology and Oceanography (under review).

T. Wang, S. Tan, Z. Cai (2015). Characterization and expression of MHC class II alpha and II beta genes in mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus). Molecular Immunology, 68(2), 373-381.

S. Tan, J. Zhou, X. Zhu, S. Yu, W. Zhan, B. Wang, Z. Cai (2015). An association network analysis among microeukaryotes and bacterioplankton reveals algal bloom dynamics. Journal of Phycology, 51(1), 120-132.

S. Tan, X. Zhu, J. Zhou, Z. Cai (2014). Environmental conditions of coastal waters in Shenzhen in recent 10 years. Marine Environmental Science, 01(154-160).

J. Zhou, Y. F. Gao, L. Li, H. N. Zhai, S. J. Tan and Z. H. Cai (2011). Identification and functional characterization of a putative 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 12 in abalone (Haliotis diversicolor supertexta). Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 354(1-2), 1-11.

G Y. Ge, Y. Zhu, D. Lu, T. Dong, W. Wang, S. Tan, C. Liu and P. Zou (2009). Research on responses of wild soybean to alkaline stress. Pratacultural Science, 26(002), 47-52.


Research cruises

Pearl River Estuary July 2014

Western Philippine Sea March – April 2014