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Faculty and Staff
SUN Guoxin
Highest Education  
  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:


2002/03-2006/12  PhD candidate, State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

1999/09-2002/03  Master Degree, College of Material Science and Engineering, Chongqing University

1992/09-1996/07  Bachelor Degree, College of Material and Steel-making, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology

Work experiment 

2008/10-present  Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2006/12-2008/10  Post doctor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1996/07-1999/08  Engineer  Harbin Turbine Co. Ltd.

Research Interest:

Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil and biogeochemistry of elements

Public Services:


The second prize of the Scientific and Technical Awards, China Association for Instrumental Analysis, CAIA

Selected Publications:

1. Guo-Xin Sun, Xiao Liu, Paul N. Williams, Yong-Guan Zhu. Distribution and Translocation of Selenium from Soil to Grain and Its Speciation in Paddy Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44:6706–6711.

2. Guo-Xin Sun, Paul N. Williams, Anne-Marie Carey, Yong-Guan Zhu, Claire Deacon, Andrea Raab, Joerg Feldmann, Rafiqul M. Islam, Andrew A. Meharg. Inorganic arsenic in rice bran and its products are an order of magnitude higher than in bulk grain. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42:7542-7546.

3. Guo-Xin Sun, Paul N Williams, Yong-Guan Zhu, Claire Deacon, Anne-Marie Carey, Andrea Raab, Joerg Feldmann, Andrea A Meharg. Survey of arsenic and its speciation in rice products such as breakfast cereals, rice crackers and Japanese rice condiments. Environ. Int. 2009, 35:473- 475.

4. Guo-Xin Sun, Xin-Jun Wang, Qin-Hong Hu. Using stable lead isotopes to trace heavy metal contamination sources in sediments of Xiangjiang and Lishui Rivers in China. Environ. Poll. 2011, 159: 3406-3410.

5. Guo-Xin Sun, Tom Van de Wiele, Pradeep Alava, Filip Tack, Gijs Du Laing. Arsenic in cooked rice: Effect of chemical, enzymatic and microbial processes on bioaccessibility and speciation in the human gastrointestinal tract. Environ. Poll. 2012, 162: 241-246.

6. Guo-Xin Sun, Wen-Qiang Zhou, Jian-Jiang Zhong. Organotin decomposition by pyochelin, secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa even in iron sufficient environment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2006, 72(9):6411-6413.

7. Guo-Xin Sun, Jian-Jiang Zhong. Mechanism on augmentation of organotin decomposition by ferripyochelin: formation of hydroxyl radical and organotin/pyochelin/iron ternary complex. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2006, 72(11):7264-7269.

8. Yan Jia+, Guo-Xin Sun+, Hai Huang and Yong-Guan Zhu. Biogas slurry application elevated arsenic accumulation in rice plant through increased arsenic release and methylation in paddy soil. Plant Soil. 2013, 365:387-396.

9. Jian Chen+, Guo-Xin Sun+, Xiao-Xue Wang, Victor de Lorenzo, Barry P. Rosen, and Yong-Guan Zhu. Volatilization of Arsenic from Polluted Soil by Pseudomonas putida Engineered for Expression of the arsM Arsenic(III) S-Adenosine Methyltransferase Gene. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 10337-10344.

10. Guo-Xin Sun, Andrew A. Meharg, Gang Li, Zheng Chen, Lei Yang, Song-Can Chen, Yong-Guan Zhu. Distribution of soil selenium in China is potentially controlled by deposition and volatilization? Scientific Reports. 2016, 6, 20953

11. Ying-Nan Zhang, Guo-Xin Sun*, Qing Huang, Paul N. Williams, Yong-Guan Zhu. A cultural practice of drinking realgar wine leading to elevated urinary arsenic and its potential health risk. Environment International 2011, 37: 889-892.

12. Hai Huang, Yongguan Zhu, Zheng Chen, Xixiang Yin, Guo-Xin Sun*. Arsenic mobilization and speciation during iron plaque decomposition in a paddy soil. J Soils Sediments. 2012. 12(3):402-410

13. Xin-Jun Wang, Xue-Ping Chen, Jing Yang, Zhao-Su Wang, Guo-Xin Sun*. Effect of microbial mediated iron plaque reduction on arsenic mobility in paddy soil. J. Environ. Sci. 2009, 21:1562-1568.

14. Xi-Xiang Yin, Li-Hong Wang, Gui-Lan Duan, Guo-Xin Sun*. Characterization of arsenate transformation and identification of arsenate reductase in a green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Environ. Sci. 2011, 23(7) 1186–1193.

15. Shuang Liu, Fan Zhang, Jian Chen, Guo-Xin Sun*. Arsenic removal from contaminated soil via biovolatilization by genetically engineered bacteria under laboratory conditions. J. Environ. Sci. 2011, 23(9) 1544-1550.

16. Xi-Xiang Yin, L. H. Wang, R. Bai, H. Huang & Guo-Xin Sun*. Accumulation and transformation of arsenic in the blue-green alga Synechocysis sp. PCC6803. Water Air Soil Pollut 2012, 223:1183-1190

17. Zhu Y G, Duan G L, Chen B D, PENG XinHua, CHEN Zheng & SUN GuoXin*. Mineral weathering and element cycling in soil-microorganism-plant system. Science China: Earth Sciences, 2014, 57(5): 888-896

18. Rui-Lun Zheng, Chao Cai, Jian-Hong Liang, Qing Huang, Zheng Chen, Yi-Zong Huang, Hans Peter H. Arp, Guo-Xin Sun*. The effects of biochars from rice residue on the formation of iron plaque and the accumulation of Cd, Zn, Pb, As in rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings. Chemosphere 2012, 89: 856-862

19. Shuang Liu, Yanwei Hou, Guoxin Sun*. Synergistic degradation of pyrene and volatilization of arsenic by cocultures of bacteria and a fungus. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. 2013, 7(2): 191-199

20. Pei-Pei Wang, Guo-Xin Sun*, and Yong-Guan Zhu*. Identification and characterization of arsenite methyltransferase from an archaeon, Methanosarcina acetivorans C2A. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 12706-12713.

21. Pei-Pei Wang, Peng Bao and Guo-Xin Sun*. Identification and catalytic residues of the arsenite methyltransferase from a sulfate-reducing bacterium, Clostridium sp. BXM. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 2015, 362(1):1-8.

22. Ruilun Zheng, Zheng Chen, Chao Cai, Xiaohui Wang, Yizong Huang, Bo Xiao, and Guoxin Sun* Effect of biochars from rice husk, bran and straw on heavy metal uptake by pot-grown wheat seedling in a historically contaminated soil. BioResources. 2013, 8(4): 5965-5982

23. Ying Hu, Gui-Lan Duan, Yi-Zong Huang, Yun-Xia Liu, Guo-Xin Sun*. Interactive effects of different inorganic As and Se species on their uptake and translocation by rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings. Environ Sci Pollut Res, 2014, 21:3955–3962

24. Songcan Chen, Xiaomin Li, Guoxin Sun*, Yingjiao Zhang, Jianqiang Su and Jun Ye*. Heavy Metal Induced Antibiotic Resistance in Bacterium LSJC7. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 23390-23404.

25. Ruilun Zheng, Zheng Chen, Chao Cai, Baiqing Tie, Xiaoli Liu, Brian J. Reid, Qing Huang, Ming Lei, Guoxin Sun*, Edita Baltr?nait?. Mitigating heavy metal accumulation into rice (Oryza sativa L.) using biochar amendment — a field experiment in Hunan, China. Environ Sci Pollut Res 2015, 22:11097-11108.

26. Hong-Yan Wang, Shi-Lin Wen, Peng Chen, Lu Zhang, Kuang Cen, Guo-Xin Sun*. Mitigation of cadmium and arsenic in rice grain by applying different silicon fertilizers in contaminated fields. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2016, 23(4), 3781-3788.

27. Yu-Rong Liu*, Zi-Yang He, Zi-Ming Yang, Guo-Xin Sun*, and Ji-Zheng He. Heavy metal distribution in soils of the Tibetan Plateau: Sources and influence factors. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 105398–105405

28. Eric F. Zama, Yong-Guan Zhu, Brian J. Reid*, Gou-Xin Sun*. The role of biochar properties in influencing the sorption and desorption of Pb(II), Cd(II) and As(III) in aqueous solution. Journal of Cleaner Production 148 (2017) 127-136.

29. Guo-Xin Sun, Tom Van de Wiele, Pradeep Alava, FilipM. G. Tack and Gijs Du Laing. Bioaccessibility of selenium from cooked rice as determined in a simulator of the human intestinal tract (SHIME). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 2017, DOI 10.1002/jsfa.8208

30. Xixiang Yin, Lihong Wang, Zhanchao Zhang, Guolan Fan, Jianjun Liu, Kaizhen Sun and Guo-Xin Sun*. Biomethylation and volatilization of arsenic by model protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis under different phosphate regimes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 188.

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