Name: Wentao Xu

Country: China


Food Safety and Molecular Biology

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Laboratory of food safety and molecular biology,
College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering,
China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, P.R. China.

Research Interests:

Proteins, Metabolic Pathways, Proteomics, Transcriptomics, Protein Detection, Protein Biomarkers, Mitochondrial Proteomics, Protein Chips, Molecular Biomarkers, Cellular toxicology, Food safety, Animal model, Bacteria, Biotoxini Genetically modified organism, Zinc


  • I am currently the associate professor / doctoral supervisor of the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering in China Agricultural University.
  • I obtained my Ph. D. in the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering in China Agricultural University in 2006. 
  • For years I has been dedicated to the research in promoting the food safety and food nutrition.
  • The scope of my research is currently focusing on Food safety Molecular Detection technique, Molecular cellular toxicology, and safety assessment and detecting methods of GMO.
  • In my laboratory, animal experiments and cell culture are routinely used as model systems. The technologies related with animal tests are skillfully mastered.
  • We master a series of technologies such as flow cytometry, Western blot, immunofluorescence, to study cell survival, apoptosis and change of some proteins.
  • Furthermore, gene knock-out and gene inhibition from cells are routinely used.
  • MiRNA profiles, transcriptomics, and proteomics technologies are routinely employed in my research.
  • I has hosted more than twenty research programs such as National Science Foundation, by which the total funding has mounted to nearly 4 million RMB.
  • The postgraduate students guided by me have mounted to 24, eight of which are under my guidance right now.
  • Up to now, nearly 120 reviews and research articles have been published, among which more than 70 are cited by SCI.