1986.9 – 1987.6 MSc student: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

1987.6 – 1992. 2 MSc (DEA) & PhD in Molecular Biology: University of Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble, France.

1992.2 – 1999.12 Senior Research Associate: University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. 1999.12 – 2012.6 Research Professor: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

2012.7 - present Research Professor,Vice Director:Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1982.9 – 1986.7 BSc in Agronomy: Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an, China.


Research Interests:Molecular ecology


Selected Publications:

1.Zhang DX, Yan LN, Ji YJ, Hewitt GM, Huang ZS (2009) Unexpected relationships of substructured populations in Chinese Locusta migratoria. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9, 144.

2.Huang ZS, Ji YJ, Zhang DX (2008) Haplotype reconstruction for scnp DNA: a consensus vote approach with extensive sequence data from populations of the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). Molecular Ecology, 17, 1930-1947.

3.Zhang DX (2004) Lepidopteran microsatellite DNA: redundant but promising. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19: 507-509.

4.Zhang DX, Hewitt GM (2003) Nuclear DNA analyses in genetic studies of populations: practice, problems and prospects. Molecular Ecology, 12: 563-584.[listed in ISI-Essential Science Indicators database as HIGHLY CITED PAPERS]

5.Zhang DX, Hewitt GM (1996) Nuclear integrations: challenges for mitochondrial DNA markers. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11: 247-251. [listed in ISI-Essential Science Indicators database as HIGHLY CITED PAPERS]