Ben Zhang
  • Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, Bower Building, University of Glasgow, UK
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D, University of Glasgow, UK, 2015

Current position

Postdoctoral research assistant, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Glasgow, UK


  1. Zhang, B., Karnik, R., Waghmare, S., Donald, N. and Blatt, M. R. (2017). VAMP721 Conformations Unmask an Extended Motif for K+ Channel Binding and Gating Control. Plant Physiol 173(1): 536-551.
  2. Karnik, R., Waghmare, S., Zhang, B., Larson, E., Lefoulon, C., Gonzalez, W. and Blatt, M. R. (2017). Commandeering Channel Voltage Sensors for Secretion, Cell Turgor, and Volume Control. Trends Plant Sci 22(1): 81-95.
  3. Zhang, B., Karnik, R., Wang, Y., Wallmeroth, N., Blatt, M. R. and Grefen, C. (2015). The Arabidopsis R-SNARE VAMP721 Interacts with KAT1 and KC1 K+ Channels to Moderate K+ Current at the Plasma Membrane. Plant Cell 27(6): 1697-1717.
  4. Karnik, R., Zhang, B., Waghmare, S., Aderhold, C., Grefen, C. and Blatt, M. R. (2015). Binding of SEC11 indicates its role in SNARE recycling after vesicle fusion and identifies two pathways for vesicular traffic to the plasma membrane. Plant Cell 27(3): 675-694.
  5. Grefen, C., Karnik, R., Larson, E., Lefoulon, C., Wang, Y., Waghmare, S., Zhang, B., Hills, A. and Blatt, M. R. (2015). A vesicle-trafficking protein commandeers Kv channel voltage sensors for voltage-dependent secretion. Nat Plants 1: 15108.
  6. Wang, Y., Chen, Z. H., Zhang, B., Hills, A. and Blatt, M. R. (2013). PYR/PYL/RCAR abscisic acid receptors regulate K+ and Cl- channels through reactive oxygen species-mediated activation of Ca2+ channels at the plasma membrane of intact Arabidopsis guard cells. Plant Physiol 163(2): 566-577.
  7. Zhang, B., Zheng, L. P., Li, W. Y. and Wang, J. W. (2013). Stimulation of Artemisinin Production in Artemisia annua Hairy Roots by Ag-SiO2 Core-shell Nanoparticles. Curr Nanosci 6: 363-370.
  8. Zhang, B., Zheng, L. P. and Wang, J. W. (2012). Nitric oxide elicitation for secondary metabolite production in cultured plant cells. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 93(2): 455-466.
  9. Zhang, B., Zou, T., Lu, Y. H., and Wang, J. W. (2010). Stimulation of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua hairy roots by oligogalacturonide. Afr J Biotechnol 9: 3437-3442.
  10. Zheng, L. P., Zhang, B., Zou, T., Chen, Z. H. and Wang, J. W. (2010). Nitric oxide interacts with reactive oxygen species to regulate oligosaccharide-induced artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua hairy roots. J Med Plants Res 4: 758-765.
  11. Wang, J. W., Zheng, L. P., Zhang, B. and Zou, T. (2009). Stimulation of artemisinin synthesis by combined cerebroside and nitric oxide elicitation in Artemisia annua hairy roots. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85(2): 285-292.
  12. Zhang, B., Zou, T., Xie, H. P. and Wang, J. W. (2009). Studies on Fluorescence Investigation of the Interaction of Artemisinin with Peroxidase. Anti-Infection Pharmacy 6: 32-36 (in Chinese).
  13. Zhang, B., Zou, T. and Wang, J. W. (2008). Recent Development on Artemisinin Determination in Artemisia annua L. Anti-Infection Pharmacy 5: 201-204 (in Chinese).
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