Zhenjiang Zech Xu


Nanchang University

Zhenjiang Zech Xu, a research group leader at State Key Lab of Food Science and Technology at Nanchang University. He did PhD thesis on ncRNA secondary structure prediction with Professor David Mathews at University of Rochester. Afterwards, Zech did postdoctoral training with Professor Rob Knight at University of California San Diego. In 2018, he moved back to China and joined the faculty of Nanchang University in 2018. Zech has been developing bioinformatic tools and applying them to microbiome research. He has published over 50 papers in peer reviewed journals.


  • microbiome
  • synthetic biology
  • food & nutrition
  • algorithm, statistics & machine learning


  • PhD in Biophysics, 2012

    University of Rochester

  • MSc in Biophysics, 2009

    University of Rochester

  • BSc in Biology, 2007

    Beijing Normal University