Dr Qingzhi Zhang

Qingzhi Zhang comes from China. She graduated from Henan Normal University and got a Master degree from Dalian University of Technology, China.  After working in Henan Normal University as a lecturer for several years, she moved to UK for a PhD degree with Prof. Derek Woollins.  Since then she has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow in St Andrews apart from one year in industry.

She finished several projects with the late Dr. Nigel Botting on 13C-labelling of flavonoids. Now she is working with Prof. David O’Hagan on 18F-labelling of peptides, nanoparticles, affibody and small molecules.

She enjoys reading, walk, jogging, badminton and good laughter with friends.

My Publications

Molecular mechanism of activation of human musk receptors OR5AN1 and OR1A1 by (R)-muscone and diverse other musk-smelling compounds
Lucky Ahmed, Yuetian Zhang, Eric Block, Michael Buehl, Michael J. Corr, Rodrigo A. Cormanich, Sivaji Gundala, Hiroaki Matsunami, David O’Hagan, Mehmet Ozbil, Yi Pan, Sivakumar Sekharan, Nicholas Ten, Mingan Wang, Mingyan Yang, Qingzhi Zhang, Ruina Zhang, Victor S. Batista and Hanyi Zhuang

‎Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2018, 17, E3950-E3958

Signatures of anthocyanin metabolites identified in humans inhibit biomarkers of vascular inflammation in cultured human endothelial cells.
Emily F. Warner, Michael J. Smith, Qingzhi Zhang, K. Saki Raheem, David O’Hagan, Maria A. O’Connell and Colin D. Kay

Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2017, 61, 1600053.

Last-step enzymatic [18F]-fluorination of cysteine-tethered RGD peptides using modified Barbas linkers.
Qingzhi Zhang, Sergio Dall’Angelo, Ian N. Fleming, Lutz F. Schweiger, Matteo Zanda, David O’Hagan

Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 10998–11004

Common Phenolic Metabolites of Flavonoids, but Not Their Unmetabolized Precursors, Reduce the Secretion of Vascular Cellular Adhesion Molecules by Human Endothelial Cells.
Emily F. Warner, Qingzhi Zhang, K. Saki Rahwm, David O’Hagan, Maria A. O’Connell and Colin D. Kay

J. Nutr., 2016, 146, 3, 465–473

Flavonoid metabolites reduce tumor necrosis factor-α secretion to a greater extent than their precursor compounds in human THP-1 monocytes.
Jessica L. di Gesso, Jason S. Kerr, Qingzhi Zhang, Saki Raheem, Sai Krishna Yalamanchili, David O'Hagan, Colin D. Kay and Maria A. O'Connell

Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 2015, 59, 1143–1154