Professor & Dr. Guoping Zhang (Tel.  +0571-8697115 ; Email:
Executive Deputy Dean of College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, ZU
Chairman of Association of Zhejiang crop Sciences
Executive member of Association of Zhejiang Agricultural Sciences

Studying and Academic Degrees
Bachelor in 1982 at Zhejiang Agricultural University
Master in 1985 at Zhejiang Agricultural University
Ph. D in 1998 at Zhejiang University

Teaching and Research
Assistant Lecturer at ZAU from 1985-1987;
Lecturer at ZAU from 1987-1992
Associate Professor at ZAU from 1992-1996
Professor at ZAU from 1996-1998
Professor at ZU from since 1998

The main international activities
Visiting several universities in Cameroon and Kenya as an advanced scholar in Nov. 1992-Feb. 1993
Visiting University of Utsunomiya, Japan as a visiting scholar in Sep. 1998-July, 1999
Visiting University of Glasgow, UK as an advanced visiting scholar in Feb. to April , 2000
Visiting University of Tokyo, Japan as a guest research fellow in July to Oct. 2001
Visiting University of Glasgow, UK as a guest professor in Jan. to March, and July to August. 2002
Visiting University of Tokyo, Japan as a guest professor in Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003
Visiting University of Glasgow, UK as a guest professor in Jan to March, 2004
Visiting University of Tasmania, Australia as a guest professor in August to Sept. 2004
Visiting Department of Agriculture, West Australia in Jan. to Feb. 2005

The current research fields

Molecular physiology of stress tolerance in crops;
Plant germplasm evaluation, mainly in barley;
Phytoremediation of contaminated soil and crop safe production

The selected papers (SCI cited) since 2005
1. Liu, Z. H., Cheng, F. M., Zhang, G. P., Grain phytic acid content in japonica rice as affected by cultivar and environment and its relation to protein content, Food Chemistry,2005,89(1), 49-52
2. Cheng, F. M., Zhong, L. J., Zhang, G. P., Differences in cooking and eating properties between chalky and translucent parts in rice grains, Food Chemistry,2005, 90, 39-46
3. Zhong, L. J., Cheng, F. M., Wen, X., Sun, Z. X., Zhang, G. P., The deterioration of eating and cooking quality caused by high temperature during grain filling in early-season indica rice; Journal of agronomy and Crop Sciences, 2005, 191, 218-225
4. Wu, F. B., Zhang, G. P., Effect of cadmium on free amino acids, glutathione and ascorbic acid content in two barley genotypes differing in Cd tolerance; Chemoshpere; 2004, 57, 447-454
5. Hassan, M. J., Zhang, G. P., Wu, F. B., Zinc alleviates growth inhibition and oxidative stress caused by cadmium toxicity in rice, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.2005,168, 255-261
6. Hassan, M. J., Shao, G. S., Zhang, G. P., Influence of cadmium toxicity on antioxidant enzyme activity in rice cultivars with different grain Cd accumulation, Journal of plant nutrition, 2005, 28(7): 1259-1270
7. Liu, Z. H., Cheng, F. M., Cheng, W. D., Zhang, G. P., Positional variations in phytic acid and protein content within a panicle of Japonica rice, Journal of Cereal Science, 2005, 41/3 297-303
8. Wu, F. B., Zhang, G. P., Chen, F., Dong, J., Response of cadmium uptake in different barley genotypes to cadmium level Journal of Plant Nutrition;2005, 28(12), 2201-2209
9. Hassan, M. J., Wang, Z. Q., Zhang, G. P., 2005 Sulfur alleviates growth Inhibition and oxidative stress caused by cadmium toxicity in rice, Journal of plant nutrition, 28(10): 1785-1800
10. Cheng F. M., Zhong, L. J., Zhao, N. C., Liu, Y., Zhang, G. P., Temperature induced changes in the starch components and biosynthetic enzymes of two rice varieties, Plant Growth Regulation,2005,46:87-95
11. Chen, Z., Newman, I., Zhou,M., Mendham, N., Zhang, G., Shabala, S., Screening plants for salt tolerance by measuring K+ flux: a case study for barley, Plant Cell and Environment. 2005, 28 (10): 1230-1246
12. Chen, Z. H., Wu, F. B., Wang, X. D., Zhang, G. P., Heterosis in CMS hybrids of cotton for photosynthetic and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters,Euphytica, 2005, 144, 3, 353-361
13. Hassan, M. J., Wang, F., Anwar, F., Zhang, G. P., Toxic effect of cadmium on rice as affected by nitrogen fertilizer form Plant and Soil,2005, 277, 1-2, 359-365
14. Zhang, G. P., Chen, J. X., Dai, F., Wang, J. M., Wu, F. B., The Effect of cultivar and environment on beta-amylase activity is associated with the change of protein content in barley grains,Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 2006, 192:43-49
15. Huang, Y. Z., Zhang, G. P., Wu, F. B., Chen, J. X., Zhou, M. X., Difference in physiological traits as affected by salt stress among barley genotypes,Communication in soil science and plant analysis 2006,37(3/4): 557-570
16. Qi, J. C, Zhang, G. P., Zhou, M. X., Protein and hordein fraction content in barley seeds as affected by nitrogen level and their relations to beta-amylase activity, Journal of Cereal Sciences, 2006,43: 102-107
17. Sardana, V., Zhang, G.P.: Effect of time of nitrogen application on the growth and yield of two barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars. Cereal research Communications, 2005, 33:785-792
18. Sardana, V., Zhang, G. P., Genotypic variation in some quality traits of malt barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) caused by time of nitrogen application and kernel position within spike, Cereal research Communications, 2005,33:817-824
19. Dong, J., Wu, F. B., Zhang, G. P., Influence of cadmium on antioxidant capacity and four microelement concentrations in tomato seedlings (Lycopersicon esculentum), Chemoshpere, 2006, 64:1659-1666
20. Wang, F., Cheng, F. M., Zhang, G. P., The relationship between grain filling and hormone content as affected by genotype and source-sink relation Plant Growth Regulation, 2006, 49(1),1-8
21. Huang, Y. Z., Zhang, G. P., Wu, F. B., Chen, J. X., Yiao, Y. P., Interaction of salinity and Cadmium stresses on antioxidant enzymes, Na and Cd accumulation in four barley genotypes, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 2006, 29:2215-25
22. Wang, F., Chen, S., Cheng, F. M., Liu, Y., Zhang, G. P., The differences in grain weight and quality within a rice panicle as affected by panicle type and source-sink relation, Journal of Agronomy and Crop science, 2007, 193:63-73
23. Cheng, F. M., Liu, Y., Liu, Z. H., Zhao, N. C., Wang, F., Zhang, Q. F., Zhang, G. P., Positional variations in chalky occurrence within a rice panicle and its relation to grain nutritional quality. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2007, 58(2): 95-103
24. Zhang, G. P., Tanakamaru, K., Abe, J., Morita, S., Influence of waterlogging on some anti-oxidative enzymatic activities of two barley genotypes differing in anoxia tolerance. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2007, 29: 171-176
25. Wang, J. M., Chen, J. X., Dai, F., Wu, F. B., Yang, J. M., Zhang, G. P., Protein fractions in barley seeds as affected by some agronomic factors and their relationships to malt quality, Cereal research communication, 2007, 35:129-140
26. Chen, Z. H., Zhou, M. X., Newman, I. A., Mendham, N. I., Zhang, G. P., Shabala, S. Potassium and sodium relations in salinised barley tissues as a basis of differential salt tolerance. Function Plant Biology. 2007, 34(2): 150-162
27. Dong, J. Wu, F. B., Zhang, G. P. A chromium-tolerant plant growing in the Cr-contaminated land; International Journal of Phytoremediation, 2007, 9:167-179
28. Cheng, F.M., Zhang, G.F., Zhu, H.J., Zhao, N.C., Wang, F., Chen, K.M., Zhang, G.P. The difference in amylose content within a panicle as affected by the panicle morphology of rice cultivars, Journal of Cereal Sciences, 2007, 46:49-57
29. Liu, Z.H., Wang, H.Y., Wang, X.E., Zhang, G.P., Chen, P.D., Liu. D.J. Phytase activity, phytate, iron, and zinc contents in wheat pearling fractions and their variation across production locations. Journal of Cereal Science. 2007. 45: 319-326
30. Dai, F., Wang, J.M., Zhang, S.H. Xu Z.Z., Zhang, G.P. Fei Dai: Genotypic and environmental variation in phytic acid content and its relation to protein content and malt quality in barley, food chemistry, 2007,105:606-611
31. Guo, T.R., Zhang, G.P., Zhou, M.X., Wu, F.B., Chen, J.X. Aluminum-cadmium synergism in contrasting barley cultivars: influence on mineral nutrition and root exudates, Pedosphere, 2007,17:505-512
32. Ouyang Y.N., Zeng, F.R., Zhuang, J.Y., Jin Q.Y., Zhang, G. P. 2007. Genetic dissection of genotype × iron nutrition interaction on coleoptile elongation rate in rice (Oryza sativa L.), Euphytica, 156:311-318
33. Guo, T.R., Zhang, G.P., Zhang, Y.H. 2007 Physiological changes in barley plants under combined toxicity of aluminum, copper and cadmium. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 57(2): 182-188
34. Shao, G. S., Chen, M. X., Wang, W. X., Mou, R. X., Zhang, G. P. 2007. Iron nutrition affects cadmium accumulation and toxicity in rice plants. Plant Growth Regulation. 53:33-42
35. Wu, F. B., Zhang, G. P., Dominy, P., Wu, H. X., Bachir, B. M.L. 2007. Differences in yield components and kernel Cd accumulation in response to Cd toxicity in four barley genotypes, Chemosphere, 70:83-92
36. Dai, F., Zhou M. X., Zhang, G. P. 2007. The change of chlorophyll fluorescence parameters in freeze-stressed barley as affected by cold acclimation and irradiance, Plant Physiology and biochemistry, 45, 915-921
37. Chen, F., Wu, F.B., Dong, J., Vincze, E., Zhang, G. P., Wang, F., Huang, Y. Z., Wei, Kang. 2007. Cadmium translocation and accumulation in developing barley grains. Planta,227:223–232
38. Xue D. W, Dong J, Wu F. B. Zhang G. P. 2008. Genotypic and environmental variation in grain protein components and their relations to beta-amylase and beta-glucanase activity in malting barley, Cereal Research Communications, 36 (1), 125-134
39. Hassan MJ, Shafi M, Zhang GP, Zhu ZJ, Qa1sar M. 2008, Influence of Cd toxicity on yield formation and oxidative stress in rice as affected by nitrogen form, Plant Growth Regulation, 54: 125-132
40. Shamsi, I.H. Wei. K. Zahng G.P. Jilani, G.H. Hassan M.J. 2008. Interactive effects of cadmium and aluminum on growth and antioxidant enzyme activities in soybean, Biologia Plantarum, 52:165-169
41. Hassan, M.J., Zhang G.P., Zhu, Z.J., 2008. Influence of Cd toxicity on plant growth and nitrogen uptake in rice as affected by nitrogen form. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 31: 251-262
42. Chen F, Wang F, Zhang GP, Wu FB 2008. Identification of barley varieties tolerant to cadmium Toxicity. Biological Trace Element Research, 21(2): 171-179
43. Wang, F., Cheng, F.M., Zhang, G. P. 2008. Impact of cultivar variation in grain density of rice panicle on grain weight and quality, Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture, 88:897-903
44. Cheng, W. D. Zhang, G.. P. Yao, H.G. Wu, W. 2008. Genotypic difference of germination and seedling growth under Cd stress and its relation to grain Cd accumulation, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 31, 702-715
45. Chen S., Zeng F. R., Pao Z. Z., Zhang G. P., 2008 Characterization of high-yield performance as affected by genotype and environment in rice, Journal of Zhejiang University Science (B), 9(5):363-370
46. Zeng, F. R., Mao, Y., Cheng W. D., Wu F. B., Zhang G. P. Genotypic and environmental variation in chromium, cadmium and lead concentrations in rice grains; Environmental pollution,153, 309-314
47. Fanrong Zeng, Song Chen, Ying Miao, Feibo Wu, Guoping Zhang,2008: Changes of organic acid exudation and rhizosphere pH in the rice plants under chromium stress, Environment pollution. 155,284-289
48. Chen ZH, Shabala S, Mendham N, Newman I, Zhang GP, Zhou MX. Combining ability of salinity tolerance on the basis of NaCl-induced K+ flux from roots of barley. Crop Science, 2008,48(4) 1382-1388
49. Shao GS, Chen MX, Wang WX, Zhang GP. 2008. The effect of salinity pretreatment on Cd accumulation and Cd-induced stress in BADH-transgenic and nontransgenic rice seedlings. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 27, 205-210
50. Chen S, Xia GM, Zhang GP, 2008. Nutrition accumulation, remobilization and partitioning in rice on no-tillage soil, Journal of Plant Nutrition. 31(11), 2044-2058
51. Shamsi, I.H., Jilani, G., Zhang, G.P., Kang, W. 2008 Cadmium stress tolerance through potassium nutrition in soybean. - Asian J. Chem. 20(2): 1099-1108, 2008
52. Dawei Xue QTL analysis of flag leaf in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) for morphological traits and chlorophyll content Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B, 2008,9
53. M. A. Jalloh, J. Chen, F. Zhen and G. Zhang, Effect of different N fertilizer forms on antioxidant capacity and grain yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.) growing under Cd stress, JHM, 162 (2009), 081-1085
54. Dawei Xue, Mingcai Chen, Guoping Zhang. Mapping of QTL associated with cadmium tolerance and accumulation during seedling stage in rice. Euphytica, 2009, 165(3) 587-596
55. Jalloh Mohamed Alpha, Jinghong Chen, Guoping Zhang: Effect of nitrogen fertilizer forms on growth, photosynthesis and yield of rice under Cd stress, Journal of Plant Nutrition. 2009, 32: 306-317
56. Wei K., Wang X. D., Chen X., Wu F. B., Zhang G. P., Hormonal changes in grains of cv. Triumph and its mutant TL43 as affected by nitrogen fertilizer at heading time. Journal of Cereal Science, 2009, 49: 246-249
57. Mohammad Shafi, Jehan Bakht, Mohammad Jaffar Hassan, Raziuddin, Guoping Zhang 2009, Effect of Cadmium and Salinity Stresses on Growth and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), BECT, 82(6), 772-776
58. Dai F., Huang Y., Zhou M., Zhang G., 2009. The influence of cold acclimation on antioxidative enzymes and antioxidants in barley and its relation to alleviation of freezing injury. Biologia Plantarum, 53(2): 257-262
59. Kang Wei, Xiaoli Jin, Xin Chen, Feibo Wu, Weihui Zhou, Boyin Qiu, Long Qiu, Xudong Wang, Chengdao Li, Guoping Zhang,2009 The effect of H2O2 and Abscisic acid (ABA) interaction on beta-amylase activity under osmotic stress during grain development in barley; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 47:778-784
60. Dawei Xue, Kang Wei, Song Chen, Fanrong Zeng, Ying Mao, Feibo Wu, Meixue Zhou, Guoping Zhang. 2009. Identification of QTL for yield and yield components in a barley DH population under waterlogging stress and control conditions, Euphytica, 169(2), 187-196
61. Wei K, Xue D.W., Huang Y. Z., Jin X. L., Wu F. B., Zhang G. P. 2009 Genetic Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with β-amylase, limit dextrinase activities, β-glucan and protein fraction contents in barley, Journal of Zhejiang University Science, (B), 10: 839-846
62. Jin X. L., Huang Y. Z., Zeng F. R., Zhou M. X., Zhang G. P. 2009. Genotypic difference in response of peroxidase and superoxide dismutase isozymes and activities to salt stress in barley; Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 31 ( 6), 1103-1109
63. Wei K., Dai F., Wu F. B., Zhang G. P. 2009. The variation of β-amylase and protein fractions in barley grains as affected by genotypes and post-anthesis temperatures. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 115(3), 208-21391
64. Zeng F. R., Qiu B. Y., Ali S., Zhang . P. 2010. Genotypic difference in nutrient uptake and accumulation in rice under chromium stress; Journal of Plant Nutrition, 33(4): 518-528

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