Curriculum Vitae


  • 2015 - PhD Natural Sciences (Biology), Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Dissertation: ’Towards an in-depth view of the reproductive biology of Schistosoma mansoni: from gonad isolation to sub-transcriptomics and cell culture’ (magna cum laude)


  • 03/2017 - 01.2020 Computational biologist at Wellcome Sanger Institute, under Dr. Matt Berriman
  • 10/2015 - 02/2017 Post-Doc at University of Giessen, under Prof. Christoph Grevelding
  • 10/2011 - 06/2015 Doctorate at University of Giessen, under Prof. Christoph Grevelding.


Full list on my Google Scholar

  • Rawlinson KA, Reid AJ, Lu Z … 2021. Daily rhythms in the transcriptomes of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. bioRxiv
  • Wang J … Lu Z … 2020. Large-scale RNAi screening uncovers new therapeutic targets in the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Science 369:1649-1653
  • Diaz Soria CL … Lu Z … 2019. Single-cell atlas of the first intra-mammalian developmental stage of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Nat. Commu. 11:6411
  • Lu Z … 2019. Males, the wrongly neglected partners of the biologically unprecedented male-female interaction of schistosomes. Front. Genet. 10:796.
  • Zhao L, Lu Z … 2018. Serine/threonine protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) control growth and reproduction in Schistosoma japonicum. FASEB J. 2018 Jun 7:fj201800725R.
  • Lu Z, Berriman M, 2018. Meta-analysis of RNA-seq studies reveals genes responsible for life stage-dominant functions in Schistosoma mansoni. bioRxiv 308189
  • Lu Z, Zhang Y, Berriman M, 2018. A web protal for gene expression across all life stages of Schistosoma mansoni. bioRxiv 308213
  • Lu Z … 2017. A gene expression atlas of adult schistosomes and their gonads. Sci Data 4: 170118.
  • Lu Z … 2016. Schistosome sex matters: a deep view into gonad-specific and pairing-dependent transcriptomes reveals a complex gender interplay. Sci. Rep. 6. no31150.


  • Lu Z … 2015. Isolation, enrichment and primary characterisation of vitelline cells from Schistosoma mansoni obtained by the organ isolation method. Int. J. Parasitol. 45(9-10):663-72.