Chunzhong (Trent) Yang

Roles and responsibilities

Research Officer, Lab manager, Project lead, Supervisor for technicians, Research Associates, Post Docs, graduate students, coop students, and undergraduate students.

Current research and/or projects

Novel microorganism and enzyme discovery and process development for lignocellulosic and agricultural biomass valorization and high value products from grain and seeds.

Technology development for solid and liquid fermentation processes for industrial and agricultural enzyme productions.


PhD, Biochemistry, University of Toronto, 2009;

MSc., Biochemistry, University of Toronto, 1998;

B. Eng., Biotechnology, East China University of Science and Technology, 1985.

Inventions and patents

Yang, T. C., Dafoe, J., Wood, M., (2021) Integrated process for extraction of polypeptides, mucilage, and fibre from biomass. Patent publication: WO2021/090163A1.

Yang, T.C, Huang, F., Wood, M. (2019) Enzyme-Assisted Complete Utilization of Okara for Value-Added Products. Patent application PCT/CA2018/050480, EP 18791863.6.

Key publications

Ali, Huang, Qin , and Yang T. C. 2022. Identification and Characterization of a New Serratia proteamaculans Strain That Naturally Produces Significant Amount of Extracellular Laccase. Frontiers in Microbiology, volume 13, Article 878360. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.878360

Adewale, Lang, Huang, Zhu, Sun, Ngadi, and Yang T.C. 2021. A novel Bacillus ligniniphilus catechol 2,3-dioxygenase shows unique substrate preference and metal requirement. Scientific Reports volume 11, Article number: 23982.

Dafoe, Huang, and Yang T.C. 2017 Quantitative Analysis of Anti-Hevea brasiliensis Antibody Cross-Reactivity Against Taraxacum kok-saghyz Latex Proteins Demonstrates Significantly Reduced Antibody Recognition. J Biotechnol Biomater 7:270. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000270.

Yang T.C., Kumaran, and Qin W. 2014. Book Chapter: Biofuels and bioproducts produced through microbial conversion of biomass in the Book: BIOENERGY RESERCH: ADVANCES & APPLICATIONS (Eds: V. K. Gupta, M. Tuohy, C.P. Kubicek, J. Saddler and Feng Xu), Elsevier BV, 1043 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Yang, T. C., Legault, Kayiranga, Kumaran, Ishikawa, and Sung W.L. 2012. The N-terminal β-sheet of the hyperthermophilic endoglucanase from Pyrococcus horikoshii is critical for thermostability, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(9):3059-67.

Chunzhong (Trent) Yang

Chunzhong (Trent) Yang

Associate Research Officer
Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 613-990-2114


Plant, Cereals and pulses, Technology, Biochemistry, Protein Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Bio-based products, Bioprocessing, Enzyme technologies, Microbiology, Molecular biology