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Zhou, Ting, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5C9
Telephone: 226-217-8084
Fax: 519-829-2600
Email: ting.zhou@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • development of innovative strategies to control mycotoxin contaminations in food and animal feed with detoxification microorganisms, enzyme products and genetically improved crop varieties
  • isolation and identification of mycotoxin detoxifying genes
  • development of biocontrol agents and natural antimicrobials to maintain and enhance postharvest quality and safety of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables
  • understanding the interactions of plant-pathogen-biocontrol agent at cellular and molecular levels

Current Projects:

  • Development of innovative strategies to control mycotoxins in food and feed
  • Development of innovative systems to maintain quality and prolong shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Development of an effective enzyme product to detoxify trichothecene mycotoxins in contaminated grains
  • Biological detoxification of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) to improve safety of food

Affiliations:

  • Special Graduate Faculty, Department of Enviromental Biology, University of Guelph
  • Special Graduate Faculty, Department of Enviromental Engineering, University of Guelph

Research publications

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2017

  • Zhou, T. 2017. A comprehensive understanding of deoxynivalenol detoxification through epimerization by Devosia mutans 17-2-E-8. 39th Mycotoxin Workshop, June, 19th-21st 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Zhou, T. 2017. Understanding of deoxynivalenol detoxification through epimerization by Devosia mutans 17-2-E-8. International Seminar of Basic Techniques on Grain Storage and Transportation. May 20, Changchun, China.

2016

  • Hassan, Y.I. and Zhou, T. (2016). Countering mycotoxins with bacteria and enzymes. All About Feed, May 2016 (Mycotoxins: Detection and control), pages 33-34. http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Special-focus/Mycotoxin-special-2016/.
  • Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2016). "Deoxynivalenol epimerization: an effective route for detoxification with potential agricultural and industrial applications.", World Mycotoxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, 6-10 June, 2016, Poster Presentation, pp. 152. (Abstract)
  • Ioi, D., Zhou, T., Marcone, M.F., and Tsao, R. (2016). "Resistance of mycotoxins and fungi to commercial processing in apple and tomato products.", World Mycotoxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, 6-10 June, 2016, Poster presentation, pp. 137-138. (Abstract)
  • Lepp, D., Hassan, Y.I., and Zhou, T. (2016). "Comparative genomics of Devosia isolates involved in the biotransformation of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (http://asmmicrobe.org/images/AbstractsUpdated.pdf).", ASM Microbe 2016, Boston, USA, 16-20 June, 2016, Poster Presentation LB008. (Abstract)
  • Tsao, R. and Zhou, T. (2016). "An integrated approach to patulin reduction in food.", World Mycotoxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, 6-10 June, 2016, pp. 71. (Abstract)
  • Zhou, T. (2016). "Recent advances in microbial and enzymatic detoxification of mycotoxins – epimerization of deoxynivalenol.", World Mycotoxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, 6-10 June, 2016, pp. 80-81. (Abstract)

2015

  • Boyetchko, S.M., Svircev, A.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., Russell, H., and Cote, J. (2015). "Promising bacterial antagonists as biopesticides for control of post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Hassan, Y.I., He, J., Li, X.-Z., Lepp, D., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Deoxynivalenol epimerization - A novel biotransformation with potential applications in improving crop resistance against Fusarium diseases.", 18th International Plant Protection Congress, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, Oral presentation # OBT6, pp. 89. (Abstract)
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia geojensis strain BD-c194, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: JZEX00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000969415.1".
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia chinhatensis strain IPL18, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: JZEY00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000969445.1".
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia insulae DS-56, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LAJE00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000970465.1".
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia limi DSM 17137, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LAJF00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000970435.1".
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia soli strain GH2-10, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LAJG00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000970455.1".
  • Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Searching for a Deoxynivalenol epimerase with potential agricultural and industrial applications.", Gordon Research Conference: Enzymes, Coenzymes & Metabolic Pathways, Waterville Valley, NH, USA, July 12-17, 2015, Poster presentation. (Abstract)
  • Lepp, D., Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia epidermidihirudinis strain E84, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LANJ00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000971295.1".
  • Lepp, D., Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia psychrophila strain Cr7-05, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LAPV00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000971275.1".
  • Lepp, D., Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Devosia subaequoris strain HST3-14, whole genome shotgun sequencing project; GenBank: LANK00000000.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCA_000971285.1".
  • Nabuurs, M.H., Boyetchko, S.M., McCallum, J.L., Mills, A.A.S., Zhou, T., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Application of Bioautography in the Discovery of Biopesticides from Natural Resources.", 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 13-17, 2015. (Abstract)

2014

  • Boyetchko, S.M., Audy, P., Sawchyn, K., Desgagnés, R., Zhou, T., and Dumonceaux, T.J. (2014). "Application of bacterial strains as microbial biopesticides for control of potato late blight disease (AAFC Inventions Disclosure, 8 pages)."
  • Hao, H.Y., Koutchma, T., Alexandra, S., Zhou, T., and Warriner, K. (2014). "Patulin Determination at Screen Printed Electrodes by Square Wave Voltammetry.", International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, August 3-6, 2014.
  • Hassan, Y.I. and Zhou, T. (2014). "Genomes mining of Devosia epimeris (Barpee) to discover novel Deoxynivalenol (DON) epimerases and bio-transformation metabolic pathways.", 12th Annual Food Safety Research Forum, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 8, 2014.
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., He, J., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Devosia riboflavina strain IFO13584, whole genome shotgun sequencing project. GenBank: JQGC00000000.1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JQGC00000000."
  • Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., He, J., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Devosia sp. 17-2-E-8, whole genome shotgun sequencing project. GenBank: JQGB00000000.1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JQGB00000000."
  • Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., Lepp, D., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Implementing next-generation sequencing techniques to highlight genetic elements responsible for bio-transforming deoxynivalenol (DON) in Devosia epimeris strain 17-2-E-8.", 11th Annual Guelph Food Safety Seminar (GFSS) Symposium, Guelph, ON, Canada, October 22, 2014.
  • Hassan, Y.I., Li, X.-Z., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Devosia epimeris, a novel bacterial isolate as a promising bio-tool for mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) transformation in animal feed applications.", 7th International Congress on Bio-catalysis, The Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, August 31-September 4, 2014.
  • Pierron, A., Mimoun, S., Lippi, Y., Gourbeyre, P., Liaubet, L., Zhou, T., Berthiller, F., Schatzmayr, G., Moll, D., and Oswald, I.P. (2014). "Plant or microbial biotransformation of DON reduces its intestinal toxitcity.", 36th Mycotoxin Workshop, Göttingen, Germany, June 16-18, 2014, pp. 50. (Abstract)
  • Wang, W., Soliman, S.S.M., Li, X.-Z., Zhu, H., Yang, L., Yin, Y.L., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Transformation of trichothecene acetyldeoxynivalenol to deoxynivalenol by bacterial acetyltransferase.", 2014 International Conference on Medicine Sciences and Bioengineering, ICMSB 2014, Kunming, China, pp. 775-782.
  • Zhu, Y., Koutchma, T., Warriner, K., and Zhou, T. (2014). "Reduction of patulin in apple juice products by UV light of different wavelengths in the UVC range.", International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, August 3-6, 2014, Supplement A to the Journal of Food Protection. 77:69.

2012

  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Assessment of bacterial strains for biological control of pathogens causing post-harvest and storage decay of fruits and vegetables.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Can. J. Plant Pathol. 35(1):103-104.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Evaluation of promising bacterial strains for biological control of post-harvest and storage decay pathogens on fruits and vegetables.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Evaluation of promising bacterial strains for biological control of post-harvest and storage decay pathogens on fruits and vegetables.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference: Mapping and cloning of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012.
  • Ma, J., Zhou, T., Warriner, K., Fernando, W.G.D., and Tsao, R. (2012). "Can mustard meal make food labels “green”.", 10th Annual OMAFRA Food Safety Research Forum, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 2, 2012. (Poster)
  • Ma, J., Zhou, T., Warriner, K., and Tsao, R. (2012). "Allyl isothiocynate derived from oriental defatted mustard meal as a natural antimicrobial to inhibit the growth of moulds on bread.", 50th National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST's): Innovation meets Commercialization, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 27-29, 2012. (Poster)
  • Zhu, Y., Koutchma, T., and Zhou, T. (2012). "Kinetics of Patulin Degradation in Model Solution, Apple Cider and Apple Juice by Ultraviolet Light.", CoFE, VA, USA, April, 2012. (Presentation)

2011

  • Islam, R., Zhou, T., Lepp, D., Goodwin, P.H., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "Sequencing and characterization of a novel trichothecene mycotoxin detoxifying bacterial genome.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 96.
  • Islam, R., Zhou, T., Young, J.C., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "Novel microbial biodetoxification of eleven type‐A and type‐B trichothecene mycotoxins.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 80.
  • Ma, J., Zhou, T., Warriner, K., Tsao, R., and Fernando, W.G.D. (2011). "Suppressing penicillium spp. by gaseous Allyl isothiocynate from oriental mustard meal.", 9th Annual OMAFRA Food Safety Research Forum, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 5, 2011. (Poster)
  • Zhu, Y., Fan, W., Koutchma, T., Zhou, T., and Warriner, K. (2011). "Degradation of patulin in model solution and apple juice by ultraviolet radiation.", FSFN, December 6, 2011. (Presentation)

2009

  • Chen, X., Li, X.-Z., Wang, A.M., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Induced resistance against Monilinia fructicola on peaches elicited by Bacillus sp. BMO1.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Li, X.-Z., Guan, S., He, J., Young, J.C., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Isolation of microorganisms from fish digesta for detoxification of vomitoxin (DON).", Dr. Mike Wilson Swine 2009 Research Day Annual Meeting, Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 26, 2009, P4. (Poster)
  • Perilla, N., Young, J.C., He, J., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Optimization for maximum deoxynivalenol (DON) biotransformation by bacterial isolate Barpee from soil.", Dr. Mike Wilson Swine 2009 Research Day Annual Meeting, Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 26, 2009, P3. (Poster)
  • Young, J.C., Li, X.-Z., Perilla, N., Guan, J., He, J., Zhu, H., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Isolation of microorganisms from fish digesta and soil for biotransformation of deoxynivalenol (DON).", Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA, June 21-26, 2009. (Poster)
  • Zhang, M., Knight, K.P., Li, X.-Z., Arthur, L., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Microbial Quality of Fresh Hand-Picked Ontario-Grown Fruits.", Guelph Food Safety Seminar Series (GFSSS) 6th Annual Symposium: Outbreaks - Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future, Holiday Inn, Guelph, ON, Canada, October 22, 2009. (Poster)
  • Zhang, M.H., Knight, K.P., Li, X.-Z., Arthur, L., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Microbial Quality of Fresh Hand-Picked Ontario-Grown Fruits.", 96th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Food Protection, Grapevine, TX, USA, July 12-15, 2009, P3-39.
  • Zhang, M.H., Knight, K.P., Li, X.-Z., Arthur, L., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Microbial Quality of Fresh Hand-Picked Ontario-Grown Fruits.", Journal of Food Protection, 72(Suppl. A), pp. 163. (Abstract)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Biological detoxification of mycotoxins in food and feed.", 4th International Symposium on Agricultural Food Safety, Shanghai, China. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Detoxification of mycotoxins by microbial transformations.", 2009 Yangling International Agri-Science Forum, NorthWest Agriculture and Forestry University, YangLing, Shaan-Xi Province, China. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Detoxification of mycotoxins in grains and animal feeds.", China-Canada Workshop on Dairy Production and Food Processing, YangLing, Shaan-Xi Province, China, November 2, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Detoxification of trichothecene mycotoxins by microbial transformation.", 2009 International Society of Mycotoxicology Conference, Tulln, Austria, September 9-11, 2009.
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Development of an Effective Enzyme Product to Detoxify Trichothecene Mycotoxins in Contaminated Grains.", published in Food Safety Research Program Compendium. (Flyer)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Fungi - The good, Bad and Ugly.", AAFC Guelph Food Research Centre (GFRC), Guelph, ON, Canada, December 17, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Mycotoxins in food safety and their control strategies.", Guelph Food Safety Seminar Series, Guelph, ON, Canada, February 10. 2010. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T. (2009). "Work and perspectives in mycotoxins.", Risk Mitigation Strategies Workshop, St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Zhou, T., Li, X.-Z., de Lange, C.F.M., Zhu, C.H., Gong, J., Yu, H., Young, J.C., Zhu, H., and Du, W. (2009). "Elimination of the Negative Effect of Feeding Vomitoxin (DON) Contaminated Corn on Pig Growth Performance by Microbial Detoxification.", 29th Annual Centralia Swine Research Update, Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre, Kirkton, ON, Canada, January 27, 2010, II-11.
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