Teaching Staff
CAI, Zongwei - Chair Professor, Director of Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis

Educational Background
  • B.Sc., Xiamen University, China
  • Ph.D., Marburg University, Germany
  • Postdoctoral: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Professional Appointments

Current Research Interests
  • Fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry;
  • High resolution mass spectrometry;
  • Nanospray ESI-MS; GC-, LC- and CE-MS for environmental, biological, pharmaceutical and Chinese medicinal analyses;
  • Trace analysis of dioxins and persistent organic pollutants.

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Selected Publications
  1. X. Yang, Z. Lin, X. Yan, Z. Cai, “Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Nanocrystals for Enrichment and Direct Detection of Environmental Pollutants by Negative Ion Surface-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry”, RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA00877A (2016).
  2. Q. Wu, J. Fang, S. Li, J. Wei, Z. Yang, H. Zhao, C. Zhao, Z. Cai, “Interaction of Bisphenol A 3,4-quinone Metabolite with Glutathione and Ribonucleosides/Deoxyribonucleosides in Vitro”, J. Hazard Mater, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.015 (2016).
  3. S. Li, Y. Jin, J. Wang, Z. Tang, S. Xu, T. Wang, Z. Cai, “Urinary Profiling of Cis-diol-containing Metabolites in Rats with Bisphenol A Exposure by Liquid Chromatography-mass Spectrometry and Isotope Labeling” Analyst, 141, 1144-1153 (2016).
  4. S. H. Lin, T. Liu, X. Ming, Z. Tang, L. Fu, S. K. Philippe, B. Kanawati, X. Y. Guan, Z. Cai, “Regulatory Role of Hexosamine Biosynthetic Pathway on Hepatic Cancer Stem Cell Marker Cd133 under Low Glucose Conditions”, Sci. Rep., 6, 21184 (2016).
  5. Y. Shen, T. Fatemeh, L. Tang, Z. Cai, “Quantitative Metabolic Network Profiling of Escherichia Coli: An Overview of Analytical Methods for Measurement of Intracellular Metabolites”, Trend. Anal. Chem., 75, 141-150 (2016).
  6. Z. Tang, T. Cao, S. Lin, L. Fu, S. Li, X. Y. Guan, Z. Cai, “Characterization of Oncogene-Induced Metabolic Alterations in Hepatic Cells by Using Ultrahigh Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry” Talanta, 152, 119-126 (2016).
  7. L. Yang, J. Li, J. Lai, H. Luan, Z. Cai, Y. Wang, Y. Zhao, and Y. Wu, “Placental Transfer of Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Associations with Thyroid Hormones: Beijing Prenatal Exposure Study” Sci. Rep., 6, 21699 (2016).
  8. Y. Zhu, Y. Wan, Y. Li, B. Zhang, A. Zhou, Z. Cai, Z. Qian, C. Zhang, W. Huo, K. Huang, J. Hu, L. Cheng, H. Chang, Z. Huang, B. Xu, W. Xia, S. Xua, “Free and Total Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations Among Pregnant Women from The Healthy Baby Cohort (HBC), China”, Environ. Int., 88, 67-73 (2016).
  9. I. M. J. Xu, R. K. H. Lai, S. H. Lin, A. P. W. Tse, D. K. C. Chiu, H. Y. Koh, C. T. Law, C. M. Wong, Z. Cai, C. C. L. Wong, I. O. L. Ng, “Transketolase Counteracts Oxidative Stress to Drive Cancer Development”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, E725-E734 (2016).
  10. C. L. Deng, X. D. Xiong, D. T. W. Chik, Z. Cai, X. S. Peng, H. N. C. Wong, “6,7-Bismethoxy-2,11-dihydroxytetraphenylene Derived Macrocycles: Synthesis, Structures, and Complexation with Fullerenes”, Chem. Asian J,. 10, 2342-2346 (2015).
  11. H. J. Zhong, L. Lu, K. H. Leung, C. C. L. Wong, C. Peng, S. C. Yan, D. L. Ma, Z. Cai, D. H. M. Wang, C. H. Leung, “An Iridium(III)-based Irreversible Protein–protein Interaction Inhibitor of BRD4 as A Potent Anticancer Agent” Chem. Sci., 6, 5400-5408 (2015).
  12. H. Luan, L. F. Liu, Z. Tang, M. Zhang, K. K. Chua, J. X. Song, V. C. T. Mok, M. Li, Z. Cai, “Comprehensive Urinary Metabolomic Profiling and Identification of Potential Noninvasive Marker for Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease”, Sci. Rep., 5:13888, DOI: 10.1038/srep13888 (2015).