Departments

GAN RENYOU

 

  GAN REN-YOU

 

  Assistant professor (tenure-tack )

  Department of Food Science & Technology

  Email: renyougan@sjtu.edu.cn

  Address: No. 205, Agricultural Innovation Building

 

 

 

Education:

 

B.S.M. (2004-2009), Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Ph.D. (2011-2016), Food Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

 

Research Interests:

 

1.  Molecular nutrition: Focusing on the bioactivities, mainly antioxidant, and anticancer activities, and potential molecular mechanisms of dietary phytochemicals and related plant-based foods, such as legumes, tea, spices, and medicinal plants.

2.  Food Microbiology: Focusing on the discovery of natural products with excellent bactericidal and anti-biofilm effects on antimicrobial resistant-bacteria, and their application as natural food preservatives and alternatives to antimicrobials in animal feeding.

3.  Bioprocessing strategies: Focusing on fermentation and germination, which can be promising bioprocessing ways to enhance the bioactive components and health benefits of foods.

4.  Food hydrogels: Focusing on the development of food hydrogels using plant proteins/polysaccharides, and their application in producing meat analogues and biomaterials.

 

 

Research and Study Opportunities:

 

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated members to join our team as:

1. Post-doctoral fellows

2. PhD and master students (Both Chinese and international students)

3. Undergraduate students for Final Year Projects

4. Undergraduate students for part-time project, PRP project, and Nongyao Project.

 

Experience in molecular biology (cell culture, Westernblot, PCR), food microbiology, and analytic chemistry (HPLC, LC/GC-MS, NMR) would be an asset. Interested applicants should send your CV with a description of previous research experience and research interests to Dr. Ren-You Gan.

 

 

Editorial Board:

 

1.  Frontiers in Microbiology

2.  Frontiers in Nutrition

 

 

External Thesis Examinzer:

 

1.  Master thesis. Ttitle: Physicochemical and nutritional properties of Chinese steamed bread and fresh noodles fortified with liinseed. The University of Auckland, New Zealand. April, 2018.

 

 

Awards:

 

1. 2017 Shanghai Jiao Tong University “Golden Dragon Young Teacher Award”;

2. 2017 Top Reviwer for Multidisciplinary by international famous reviewer website “Publon”;

3. 2018 Top Reviewer for Assorted by international famous reviewer website “Publon”.

 

 

Publications:

 

2019

1. Tao Jun, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You*, Zhao Cai-Ning, Meng Xiao, Li Hua-Bin*. (2019). Targeting gut microbiota with dietary components on cancer: Effects and potential mechanisms of action. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. DOI:10.1080/10408398.2018.1555789. (SCI)

2. Yang Qiong-Qiong, Wei Xin-Lin, Fang Ya-Peng, Gan Ren-You*, Wang Min, Ge Ying-Ying, Zhang Dan, Cheng Li-Zeng, Corke Harold*. (2019). Nanochemoprevention with therapeutic benefits: An updated review focused on epigallocatechin gallate delivery. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, accepted. (SCI)

3. Cao Shi-Yu, Li Ya, Meng Xiao, Zhao Cai-Ning, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You*, Li Hua-Bin*. (2019). Dietary natural products and lung cancer: Effects and mechanisms of action. Journal of Functional Foods, 52, 316-331. (SCI)

2018

4. Gan Ren-You, Li Hua-Bin, Sui Zhong-Quan* and Corke Harold*. (2018). Absorption, metabolism, anti-cancer effect and molecular targets of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG): An updated review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 58(6), 924-941. (SCI)

5. Yang Qiong-Qiong*, Gan Ren-You*, Ge Ying-Ying, Zhang Dan, Corke Harold*. (2018). Polyphenols in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): Chemistry, analysis, and factors affecting composition. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 17(6): 1518-1539. (SCI)

6. Gan Ren-You#, Zhang Dan#, Wang Min, Corke Harold*. (2018). Health benefits of bioactive compounds from the genus Ilex, a source of traditional caffeinated beverages. Nutrients, 10(11),1682. (SCI)

7. Xu Xiao-Yu, Meng Xiao, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You*, Li Ya and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Bioactivity, health benefits, and related molecular mechanisms of curcumin: current progress, challenges, and perspectives. Nutrients, 10(10), 1553. (SCI)

8. Gan Ren-You, Kong Kin-Weng, Li Hua-Bin, Wu Kao, Ge Ying-Ying, Chan Chak-Lun, Shi Xian-Ming* and Corke Harold*. (2018). Separation, identification, and bioactivities of the main gallotannins of red sword bean (Canavalia gladiata) coats. Frontiers in Chemistry, 6, 39. (SCI)

9. Chan Chak-Lun#, Gan Ren-You#, Shah Nagendra P., Corke Harold*. (2018). Polyphenols from selected dietary spices and medicinal herbs differentially affect common food-borne pathogenic bacteria and lactic acid bacteria. Food Control, 92, 437-443. (SCI)

10. Chan Chak-Lun#, Gan Ren-You#, Shah Nagendra P, Corke Harold*. (2018). Enhancing antioxidant capacity of Lactobacillus acidophilus-fermented milk fortified with pomegranate peel extracts. Food Bioscience, 26, 185-192. (SCI)

11. Liu Qing, Meng Xiao, Li Ya, Zhao Cai-Ning, Tang Guo-Yi, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You, and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Natural products for the prevention and management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 17 (4), 937-952. (SCI)

12. Meng Xiao, Li Ya, Li Sha*, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Natural products for prevention and treatment of chemical-induced liver injuries. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 17(2), 472-495. (SCI)

13. Zhao Cai-Ning, Li Ya, Meng Xiao, Li Sha, Liu Qing, Tang Guo-Yi, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Insight into the roles of Vitamins C and D against cancer: myth or truth? Cancer Letters, 431, 161-170. (SCI)

14. Meng Xiao#, Li Sha#, Li Ya, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Gut microbiota’s relationship with liver disease and role in hepatoprotection by dietary natural products and probiotics. Nutrients, 10(10), 1457. (SCI)

15. Zhao Cai-Ning, Tang Guo-Yi, Liu Qing, Xu Xiao-Yu, Cao Shi-Yu, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Ke-Yi, Meng Shuang-Li and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Five-golden-flowers tea: Green extraction and hepatoprotective effect against oxidative damage. Molecules, 23(9), 2216. (SCI)

16. Liu Qing#, Tang Guo-Yi#, Zhao Cai-Ning, Feng Xiao-Ling, Xu Xiao-Yu, Cao Shi-Yu, Meng Xiao, Li Sha*, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Comparison of antioxidant activities of different grape varieties. Molecules, 23(10), 2432. (SCI)

17. Tang Guo-Yi#, Zhao Cai-Ning#, Liu Qing, Feng Xiao-Ling, Xu Xiao-Yu, Cao Shi-Yu, Meng Xiao, Li Sha*, Gan Ren-You, Li Hua-Bin*. (2018). Potential of grape wastes as a natural source of bioactive compounds. Molecules, 23(10), 2598. (SCI)

18. Gunaratne Anil, Gan Ren-You, Wu Kao, Kong Xiang-Li, Collado Lilia, Arachchi Lal Vidhana, Kumara Kapila, Pathirana Sarath Malavi and Corke Harold*. (2018). Physicochemical properties of mung bean starches isolated from four varieties grown in Sri Lanka. Starch-Starke, 70(3-4), 1700129. (SCI)

19. Wu Kao, Gunaratne Anil, Gan Ren-You, Bao Jin-Song, Corke Harold and Jiang Fa-Tang*. (2018). Relationships between cooking properties and physicochemical properties in brown and white rice. Starch-Starke, 70(5-6), 1700167. (SCI)

20. Tang Hui-Qin, Qian Bing-Jun, Xia Bei, Zhuan Yi, Yao Yun-Qiu, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Jian-Hua*. (2018). Screening of lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented Cornus officinalis fruits for probiotic potential. Journal of Food Safety, e12565. (SCI)  

21. Zhang Dan, Gan Ren-You*, Ge Ying-Ying, Yang Qiong-Qiong, Ge Jiao, Li Hua-Bin, Corke Harold*. (2018). Research progress on the antibacterial mechanisms of carvacrol: a mini review. Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease, 1(6), 71-81. (Non-SCI, In English)

 

2017

22. Gan Ren-You, Li Hua-Bin, Gunaratne Anil, Sui Zhong-Quan* and Corke Harold*. (2017). Effects of fermented edible seeds and their products on human health: bioactive components and bioactivities. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 16, 489-531. (SCI)

23. Gan Ren-You, Lui Wing-Yee, Wu Kao, Chan Chak-Lun, Dai Shu-Hong, Sui Zhong-Quan* and Corke Harold*. (2017). Bioactive compounds and bioactivities of germinated edible seeds and sprouts: An updated review. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 59, 1-14. (SCI)

24. Gan Ren-You, Lui Wing-Yee, Chan Chak-Lun and Corke Harold*. (2017). Hot air drying induces browning and enhances phenolic content and antioxidant capacity in mung bean (Vigna radiata) sprouts. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41, e12846. (SCI)

25. Gan Ren-You, Shah Nagendra-Prasad, Wang Ming-Fu, Lui Wing-Yee and Corke Harold*. (2017). Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 fermentation differentially affects antioxidant capacity and polyphenol content in mung bean (Vigna radiata) and soybean (Glycine max) milks. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41, e12944. (SCI)

26. Gan Ren-You, Wang Ming-Fu, Lui Wing-Yee, Wu Kao, Dai Shu-Hong, Sui Zhong-Quan* and Corke Harold*. (2017). Diversity in antioxidant capacity, phenolic and flavonoid contents of 42 edible beans from China. Cereal Chemistry, 94, 291-297. (SCI)

27. Meng Xiao, Li Ya, Li Sha*, Zhou Yue, Gan Ren-You, Xu Dong-Ping and Li Hua-bin*. (2017). Dietary sources and bioactivities of melatonin. Nutrients, 9, 367. (SCI)

28. Li Ya, Li Sha*, Meng Xiao, Gan Ren-You, Jiao-Jiao Zhang and Li Hua-Bin*. (2017). Dietary natural products for prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Nutrients, 9, 728. (SCI)

29. Zhou Yue, Zheng Jie, Gan Ren-You, Zhou Tong, Xu Dong-Ping, and Li Hua-Bin*. (2017).  Optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction of antioxidants from the mung bean coat. Molecules, 22, 638. (SCI)

30. Gan Ren-You*, Sui Zhong-Quan, Yang Qiong-Qiong and Corke Harold*. (2017). Enhancement of antioxidant capacity and phenolic content in soluble and bound extracts of germinated black wheat. Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Agricultural Science), 35(3), 1-9,16. (Non-SCI, In English)

 

2016

31. Gan Ren-You, Deng Zi-Qing, Yan Ai-Xin, Shah Nagendra-Prasad, Lui Wing-Yee, Chan Chak-Lun, and Corke Harold*. (2016). Pigmented edible bean coats as natural sources of polyphenols with antioxidant and antibacterial effects. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 73, 168-177. (SCI)

32. Gan Ren-You, Lui Wing-Yee and Corke Harold*. (2016). Sword bean (Canavalia gladiata) as a source of antioxidant phenolics. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 156-162. (SCI)

33. Gan Ren-You, Shah Nagendra-Prasad, Wang Ming-Fu, Lui Wing-Yee and Corke Harold*. (2016). Fermentation alters antioxidant capacity and polyphenol distribution in selected edible legumes. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 875-884. (SCI)

34. Gan Ren-You, Lui Wing-Yee, Wu Kao and Corke Harold*. (2016). Thermal treatments affect the polyphenol profile and increase antioxidant capacity in five varieties of edible bean milk. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 954-961. (SCI)

35. Gan Ren-You, Wang Ming-Fu, Lui Wing-Yee, Wu Kao and Corke Harold*. (2016). Dynamic change of phytochemical composition and antioxidant capacity in the green and black mung bean (Vigna radiata) sprouts. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 2090-2098. (SCI)

36. Ye Xiao-Ting, Lu Fei, Yao Tian-Ming, Gan Ren-You, Sui Zhong-Quan*. (2016). Optimization of reaction conditions for improving nutritional properties in heat moisture treated maize starch. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 93, 34-40. (SCI)

37. Wu Kao, Dai Shu-Hong, Gan Ren-You, Corke Harold and Zhu Fan*. Thermal and rheological properties of mung bean starch blends with potato, sweet potato, rice, and sorghum starches. (2016). Food and Bioprocess Technology, 9, 1408. (SCI)

38. Gunaratne Anil, Wu Kao, Collado Lilia, Gan Ren-You, Arachchi Lal Vidhana, Kumara Kapila, Pathirana SarathMalavi and Corke Harold*. (2016). Physicochemical and functional properties of Caryota urens flour as compared to wheat flour. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 2647–2653. (SCI)

39. Chan Chak-Lun, Gan Ren-You and Corke Harold*. (2016). The phenolic composition and antioxidant capacity of soluble and bound extracts in selected dietary spices and medicinal herbs. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51, 565-573. (SCI)

40. Wu Kao, Gan Ren-You, Dai Shu-Hong, Cai Yi-Zhong, Corke Harold and Zhu Fan*. (2016). Buckwheat and millet affect thermal, rheological, and gelling properties of wheat flour. Journal of Food Science, 81, E627-636. (SCI)

41. Gan Ren-You, Lui Wing-Yee, Wang Ming-Fu, Sui Zhong-Quan* and Corke Harold*. (2016). Accumulation of solvent-soluble and solvent-insoluble antioxidant phenolics in edible bean sprouts: implication of germination. Functional Foods in Health and Disease, 6, 519-535. (ESCI)

42. Wang Pu, Li Sha, Zhou Tong, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Pei and Li Hua-Bin*. (2016). Resources and bioactivities of polysaccharides. International Journal of Traditional and Natural Medicines, 6, 1-8. (Non-SCI, In English)

43. Ouyang Xiao-Xi, Zhou Tong, Li Sha, Zhang Pei, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2016). Resources and bioactivities of polyunsaturated fatty acids. International Journal of Modern Biology and Medicine, 7, 1-11. (Non-SCI, In English)

2015

44. Zhang Yu-Jie, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You, Zhou Tong, Xu Dong-Ping, Li Hua-Bin*. (2015). Impacts of gut bacteria on human health and diseases. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16, 7493-7519. (SCI)

45. Zhang Yu-Jie, Gan Ren-You, Li Sha, Zhou Yue, Li An-Na, Xu Dong-Ping and Li Hua-Bin*. (2015). Antioxidant phytochemicals for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Molecules, 20, 21138-21156. (SCI)

46. Zhou Yue, Zheng Jie, Zhang Pei, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2015). Scutellaria baicalensis: Bioactive components, bioactivities and therapeutic potential. International Journal of Modern Biology and Medicine, 6, 147-169. (Non-SCI, In English)

47. Zhou Tong, Zheng Jie, Zhou Yue, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2015). Chemical components and bioactivities of Rhodiola rosea. International Journal of Traditional and Natural Medicines, 5, 23-51. (Non-SCI, In English)

48. Zheng Jie, Zhou Yue, Zhang Pei, Li Sha, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2015). Salvia miltiorrhiza bunge: Bioactive compounds and bioactivities. International Journal of Traditional and Natural Medicines, 5, 52-81. (Non-SCI, In English)

2014

49. Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2014). Recent progress on liver kinase B1 (LKB1): Expression, regulation, downstream signaling and cancer suppressive function. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 15, 16698-16718. (SCI)

50. Gan Ren-You. (2014). Regulation and functions of interleukin-6 in the mammalian testis. International Journal of Modern Biology and Medicine, 5, 81-90. (Non-SCI, In English)

 

2013

51. Deng Gui-Fang, Xu Xiang-Rong, Zhang Yuan, Li Dan, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2013). Phenolic compounds and bioactivities of pigmented rice. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 53, 296-306. (SCI)

52.    Li Sha, Li Shu-Ke, Gan Ren-You, Song Feng-Lin, Kuang Lei, Li Hua-Bin*. (2013). Antioxidant capacities and total phenolic contents of infusions from 223 medicinal plants. Industrial Crops and Products, 51, 289-298. (SCI)

 

2012

53. Gan Ren-You. (2012). Bioactivities of berberine: An update. International Journal of Modern Biology and Medicine, 1, 48-81. (Non-SCI, In English)

 

2011

54. Fu Li, Xu Bo-Tao, Xu Xiang-Rong, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Yuan and Li Hua-Bin*. (2011). Antioxidant capacities and total phenolic contents of 62 fruits. Food Chemistry, 129, 345-350. (SCI)

55.    Fu Li, Xu Bo-Tao, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Yuan, Xu Xiang-Rong and Li Hua-Bin*. (2011). Total phenolic contents and antioxidant capacities of herbal and tea infusions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 12, 2112-2124. (SCI)

56. Zou Tang-Bin, Wang Min, Gan Ren-You, and Ling Wen-Hua*. (2011). Optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction of anthocyanins from mulberry, using response surface methodology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 12, 3006-3017. (SCI)

 

2010

57. Gan Ren-You, Kuang Lei, Xu Xiang-Rong, Zhang Yuan, Xia En-Qin, Song Feng-Lin and Li Hua-Bin*. (2010). Screening of natural antioxidants from traditional Chinese medicinal plants associated with treatment of rheumatic disease. Molecules, 15, 5988-5997. (SCI)

58. Gan Ren-You, Xu Xiang-Rong, Song Feng-Lin, Kuang Lei and Li Hua-Bin*. (2010). Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of medicinal plants associated with prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 4, 2438-2444. (SCI)

59. Song Feng-Lin, Gan Ren-You, Zhang Yuan, Xiao Qin, Kuang Lei and Li Hua-Bin*. (2010). Total phenolic contents and antioxidant capacities of selected Chinese medicinal plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 11, 2362-2372. (SCI)

60. Fu Li, Xu Bo-Tao, Xu Xiang-Rong, Qin Xin-Sheng, Gan Ren-You and Li Hua-Bin*. (2010). Antioxidant capacities and total phenolic contents of 56 wild fruits from south China. Molecules, 15, 8602-8617. (SCI)

2009

61. Zhang Bo, Cai Li, Su Meng, Zhou Xiao-Xing, Huang Li-Li, Chen Cao-Gang, Gan Ren-You, Chen Ruo-Qing and Su Yi-Xiang*. (2009). Relationship between dietary soy isoflavones and blood lipid levels in 40 - 65 year-olds in Guangzhou. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 761-765. (Non-SCI, In Chinese)

 

 

Book chapters:

62. Gan Ren-You, Chan Chak-Lun, Yang Qiong-Qiong, Li Hua-Bin, Zhang Dan, Ge Ying-Ying, Gunaratne Anil, Ge Jiao and Corke Harold. Bioactive compounds and beneficial functions of sprouted grains. In: Hao Feng, Boris Nemzer, and Jonathan W. Devries (Eds), Sprouted Grains: Nutritional Values, Production, and Applications. Elsevier Inc. and AACC International, 2019, pp. 191-246. Chapter 9.

63. Li Hua-Bin, Li Dan, Zhang Yuan, Gan Ren-You, Song Feng-Lin and Chen Feng. Antioxidant Properties of Chinese Medicinal Plants. In: S. Dutta Gupta (Ed.), Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants in Higher Plants. Science Publishers, USA, 2010, pp. 331-362.

64. Li Hua-Bin, Li Dan, Gan Ren-You, Song Feng-Lin, Kuang Lei and Chen Feng. Biosyntheses and bioactivities of flavonoids in the medicinal plant scutellaria baicalensis. In: Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez (Eds), Medicinal Plants: Classification, Biosynthesis and Pharmacology. Nova publisher, USA, 2009, pp. 139-166

65. Li Hua-Bin, Liang Hai-Chao, Li Dan, Wang Hong-Wu and Gan Ren-You. Bactericidal and antiviral effects of photocatalysts. In: Geri K. Castello (Ed), Handbook of Photocatalysts: Preparation, Structure and Applications. Nova publisher, USA, 2009, pp. 341-358.

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