Dr. Shuguang Xie is an associate professor in College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. He earned his PhD from Tsinghua University. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Peking University and a visiting scholar in Michigan State University. He have published about 70 peer reviewed journal articles in the last five years. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of Annals of Microbiology (Springer) and International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (Elsevier), and is a council member of Lake Branch of China Institute of Oceanology and Limnology.




  • Biodegradation or bioremediation of organic pollutants

Development of bioaugmentation technology

Biodegradation mechanisms of traditional and emerging contaminants

Application of molecular methods to characterize microbial community and in-situ degraders


  • Microbial ecology in natural and engineered ecosystems

The distribution of microorganisms (mainly nitrogen- and methane-cycling microbial populations) in soil and lake ecosystems and their links with environmental factors

Microbial communities in drinking water biofilters and the influences of operational conditions and environmental factors

Microbial communities in constructed wetlands treating polluted surface water and the influences of operational conditions and environmental factors


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(1)  Jianfei Chen, Yuyin Yang, Yanchu Ke, Xiuli Chen, Xinshu Jiang, Chao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2022) Sulfonamide-metabolizing microorganisms and mechanisms in antibiotic-contaminated wetland sediments revealed by stable isotope probing and metagenomics. Environment International 165: 107332

(2)  Jianfei Chen, Yuyin Yang, Yanchu Ke, Xiuli Chen, Xinshu Jiang, Chao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2022) Anaerobic sulfamethoxazole-degrading bacterial consortia in antibiotic-contaminated wetland sediments identified by DNA-stable isotope probing and metagenomics analysis. Environmental Microbiology DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.16091

(3)   Jianfei Chen, Tianli Tong, Yuyin Yang, Yanchu Ke, Xiuli Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2022) In-situ active Bisphenol A-degrading microorganisms in mangrove sediments. Environmental Research 206:112251

(4)   Yuyin Yang, Jianfei Chen, Jennifer Pratscher, Shuguang Xie* (2022) DNA-SIP reveals an overlooked methanotroph, Crenothrix sp., involved in methane consumption in shallow lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment 814:152742

(5)   Xiuli Chen, Yuyin Yang, Yanchu Ke, Chao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2022) A comprehensive review on biodegradation of tetracyclines: Current research progress and prospect. Science of the Total Environment 814:152852

(6)   Xiuli Chen, Wei Shen, Jianfei Chen, Ying Zhu, Chao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2022) Tetracycline biotransformation by a novel bacterial strain Alcaligenes sp. T17. Science of the Total Environment 832:155130

(7)   Tianli Tong, Ruili Li*, Jianfei Chen, Yanchu Ke, Shuguang Xie* (2021) Bisphenol A biodegradation differs between mudflat and mangrove forest sediments. Chemosphere 270: 128664

(8)   Yuyin Yang, Jianfei Chen, Xiuli Chen, Qingsong Jiang, Yong Liu, Shuguang Xie* (2021) Cyanobacterial bloom induces structural and functional succession of microbial communities in eutrophic lake sediments. Environmental Pollution 284:117157

(9)   Tianli Tong, Ruili Li*, Minwei Chai, Qian Wang, Yuyin Yang, Shuguang Xie* (2021) Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities continuously exposed to Bisphenol A in mangrove rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils. Science of the Total Environment 792:14848

(10) Yanchu Ke, Jianfei Chen, Xiaoyan Hu, Tianli Tong, Jun Huang, Shuguang Xie* (2020) Emerging perfluoroalkyl substance impacts soil microbial community and ammonia oxidation. Environmental Pollution 257:113615

(11) Jianfei Chen, Tianli Tong, Xinshu Jiang, Shuguang Xie* (2020) Biodegradation of sulfonamides in both oxic and anoxic zones of vertical flow constructed wetland and the potential degraders. Environmental Pollution 265:115040

(12) Yanchu Ke, Tianli Tong, Jianfei Chen, Jun Huang*, Shuguang Xie* (2020) Influences of hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) homologues on soil microbial communities. Chemosphere 259:127504

(13) Qingwei Guo, Ningning Li, Sili Chen, Yao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2019) Response of freshwater sediment archaeal community to metal spill. Chemosphere 217:584–590

(14) Yuyin Yang, Jianfei Chen, Tianli Tong, Baoqin Li, Tao He, Yong Liu, Shuguang Xie* (2019) Eutrophication influences methanotrophic activity, abundance and community structure in freshwater lakes. Science of the Total Environment 662:863–872

(15) Jianfei Chen, Xinshu Jiang, Tianli Tong, Sun Miao, Jun Huang, Shuguang Xie*(2019) Sulfadiazine degradation in soils: Dynamics, functional gene, antibiotic resistance genes and microbial community. Science of the Total Environment 691:1072–1081

(16) Bingxin Li, Yuyin Yang, Jianfei Chen, Zhen Wu, Yong Liu, Shuguang Xie* (2018) Nitrifying activity and ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in a constructed wetland treating polluted surface water. Science of the Total Environment 628-629:310–318

(17) Jianfei Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2018) Overview of sulfonamide biodegradation and the relevant pathways and microorganisms. Science of the Total Environment 640–641:1465–1477

(18) Weichuan Qiao, Zhenyu Xie, Yunhao Zhang, Xin Liu, Shuguang Xie*, Jun Huang*, Lei Yu (2018) Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) influence the structure and function of soil bacterial community: greenhouse experiment. Science of the Total Environment 642:1118–1126

(19) Qingwei Guo, Ningning Li, Yongxin Bing, Sili Chen, Zhengke Zhang, Sha Chang, Yao Chen, Shuguang Xie* (2018) Denitrifier communities impacted by heavy metal contamination in freshwater sediment. Environmental Pollution 242:426–432

(20) Yuyin Yang, Jianfei Chen, Baoqin Li, Yong Liu, Shuguang Xie* (2018) Anaerobic methane oxidation potential and bacteria in freshwater lakes: Seasonal changes and the influence of trophic status. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 41(6):650–657