Laboratory head - Neurochemistry of Metal Ions
Dr Zhiguang Xiao
BSc, MSc, PhD

After competing his MSc at Fujian Normal University, China in 1985, Dr Xiao worked there for four years as a faculty member teaching Inorganic Chemistry at all levels. In 1989, he took up a scholarship offer from La Trobe University in Australia to undertake a postgraduate study on modelling the chemistry of molybdenum enzymes under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Wedd and obtained his PhD in chemistry in 1993. He then moved to the University of Melbourne as a Post-doc (1993-1999) and as a Research Fellow and Research Group Leader (2000-2016) to work in the area of metal-containing proteins and enzymes, especially those containing Cu, Zn and Fe. 

In 2017, he joined the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health as a Senior Research Fellow, Florey Faculty and Lab Head of Neurochemistry of Metal Ions, while also maintained his connection to the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. His research area is the Chemistry of Metal Ions in Biology. His current research interests include molecular probes for bio-metals and molecular aspects of metallo-proteins and -enzymes that are important for metabolism of metal ions (Cu, Zn, Fe) in biological systems. Since 2000, he has supervised and co-supervised 6 Honours, 3 Masters and 15 PhD students.

He has published over 70 journal articles with 74% first and/or senior authorship and received total over 2,300 citations. He has presented invited lectures regularly at national and international conferences.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


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