Prof Tiantian Zhang

Professor Tiantian Zhang BSc MPhil PhD

Professor Zhang graduated from Liaoning University and worked as a research scientist in the areas of Environmental Biology for five years (P. R. China) before obtaining an MPhil degree in Environmental Biology at Middlesex University and PhD degree in Cryobiology at the University of Bedfordshire.

She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and a senior research fellow before becoming a Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2005. She is the leader of the Cryobiology Research Group since 1995 and the Director of LIRANS since 2008.

Her last 20 years of research focused on: cryopreservation of reproductive cells and embryos of aquatic species; effect of cryopreservation on genome and metabolic activities of reproductive cells; and fish stem cell culture development and cryopreservation. Her research also includes ecotoxicological studies using fish cell lines and other biological materials.

Her research has been presented at over 60 international conferences and workshops and has lead to 120 publications with 60+ being refereed papers. She has supervised 18 PhD and 6 Research Masters students.

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Peer Recognition

  • Chairman (2005-2008), General Secretary (1997-1999), Treasurer (2001-2004) and Committee Member (1996-1999) of Society for Low Temperature Biology.
  • Fellow of Society of Biology and CLSS-UK.
  • Associate Editor, CryoLetters (2008-). Editorial Board Member for Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development (2010-), Journal of Animal Reproduction Science (2004-) and Cryo-Letters (2000-2007).
  • Referee of Journals: Biology of Reproduction, Theriogenology, Cryobiology, Aquaculture Research, Journal of Zoology, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Aquaculture, Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience (1995-).
  • Grant Referee for BBSRC (2009-), Sea Grant Maryland USA (2007-) and Northwest Fisheries Science Centre Grant Programme USA (2007-).
  • Conference Organisers of Symposium on ‘Cryobiology in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation’, Cryo2005, Minneapolis, USA, July 2005 and Society for Low Temperature Biology Annual Scientific Meeting. Luton, UK, April, 2001.
  • Session Chairs at international conferences including Society for Low Temperature Biology Annual Scientific Meetings (Derby 2007, Copenhagen 2008, Hamburg 2009); Society for Cryobiology Annual Conferences (Cryo2010, Bristol UK 2010; Cryo2007, Lake Louise, Canada 2007; Cryo2006, Hamburg Germany 2006; CRYO2005, Minneapolis USA 2005); World Congress of Cryobiology (CRYO’99), Marseilles, France, July 1999 and Society for Low Temperature Biology Symposium, Bristol, UK, Sept. 1998.

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