Name: Dongdong Mu
Academic Title: Lecturer
Department: Food quality and safety
Education and Trains
2003.09-2007.07, Chongqing University, Bachelor of Bioengineering
2007.09-2010.07, Chongqing University, Master of Biology
2010.11-2015.09, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Doctor of Philosophy, Title of PhD thesis “Combinatorial approaches for introducing additional modifications into lantibiotics”
2016.01-present, Hefei University of Technology, Teacher
Main Research Fields
My current research focuses on bioengineering of enzymes which are widely applied in food processing. Moreover, mining new antimicrobial compounds with potential novelties is also on going here in Hefei.
Food Enzymology; Food Hygiene; Biological Safety; Discovery of Genetics.
Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
*corresponding author; #Shared first authors
(1)Mu D*, Lu J, Shu C, Li H, Li X, Cai J, Luo S, Yang P, Jiang S, Zheng Z*. Improvement of the activity and thermostability of microbial transglutaminase by multiple-site mutagenesis, Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2018, 82:1, 106-109.
(2)Wang K, Li C, Wang B, Yang W, Luo S, Zhao Y, Jiang S, Mu D*, Zheng Z*. Formation of macromolecules in wheat gluten/starch mixtures during twin-screw extrusion: effect of different additives. J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Dec; 97(15):5131-5138. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8392.
(3)Alvarez-Sieiro P, Montalbán-López M, Mu D, Kuipers OP*, Bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria: extending the family, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2016 100(7): 2939-2951.
(4)Mu D, Montalbán-López M, Deng J, Kuipers OP*, Lantibiotic reductase LtnJ substrate selectivity assessed with a collection of nisin derivatives as substrates, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2015, 81(11):3679-3687.
(5)Mu D, Montalbán-López M, Masuda Y, Kuipers OP*, Zirex: a novel zinc-regulated expression system for Lactococcus lactis, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2013, 79(14):4503-4508.
(6)van Heel AJ#, Mu D#, Montalbán-López M, Hendriks D, Kuipers OP*, Designing and producing modified, new-to-nature peptides with antimicrobial activity by use of a combination of various lantibiotic modification enzymes, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2013, 2(7): 397-404.
(7)Yin Y, Mu D*, Chen S, Liu L, Wang Z*, Effects on growth and digestive enzyme activities of the Hepialus gonggaensis larvae caused by introducing probiotics, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2011, 27(3): 529-533.
(8)Yang P, Zhang H, Cao L, Zheng Z, Mu D, Jiang S, Cheng J. Combining sestc engineered A. niger with sestc engineered S. cerevisiae to produce rice straw ethanol via step-by-step and in situ saccharification and fermentation. 3Biotech. 2018 Jan; 8(1):12. doi: 10.1007/s13205-017-1021-1.
(9)Qin X, Sun Q, Zhao Y, Zhong X, Mu D, Jiang S, Luo S, Zheng Z*. Transglutaminase-set colloidal properties of wheat gluten with ultrasound pretreatments, Ultrason Sonochem. 2017 Nov;39:137-143. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2017.04.027.
(10)Wu X, Yao H, Cao X, Liu Q, Cao L, Mu D, Luo S, Zheng Z, Jiang S, Li X*. Production of vinegar from purple sweet potato in a liquid fermentation process and investigation of its antioxidant activity, 3 Biotech. 2017 Oct;7(5):308. doi: 10.1007/s13205-017-0939-7.
(11)Li X, Deng Y, Yang Y, Wei Z, Cheng J, Cao L, Mu D, Luo S, Zheng Z, Jiang S, Wu X*. Fermentation Process and Metabolic Flux of Ethanol Production from the Detoxified Hydrolyzate of Cassava Residue, Front Microbiol. 2017 Aug 22;8:1603. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01603.
Awards and activities
Excellent graduates from Chongqing University