Ying Ma
Phone: + 351 910 802125
e-mail: yingma@uc.pt
Category: Researcher
Department: Life Sciences
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Academic Achievements

1998-2002 B. Com in both Financial Science and Accounting Science in the School of Business, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
2004-2006 M. Sc in the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
2006-2010 Ph. D in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
2010-2012 Postdoc in Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China.

Research Interesting
  • Plant and environmental biology
  • Plant-microbe-metal interaction
  • Bioremediation-heavy metal phytoremediation
  • Global climate change impacts
Projects
  1. 2011.6 - 2012.12 presided over the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project (first-class financial support): "Study on colonization and plant growth promotion by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens" (20110490137)
  2. 2011.6 - 2012.12 presided over the Jiangsu Planned Project for Postdoctoral Research Funds: "Study on colonization and plant growth promotion by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens" (1101045C)
  3. 2011.12 - 2012.12 presided over the project supported by Technology Foundation for Selected Overseas Chinese Scholar, Ministry of Personnel of China (emphasis-class financial support): "Study on strengthening mechanism of rhizobacteria in phytoextraction process of Cd/Zn contaminated soils using Sedum plumbizincicola" ([2011] No. 508)
  4. 2013 till now presided over the Post-doctoral research grant supported by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT): "Symbiotic efficiency of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) for phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils" (SFRH/BPD/76028/2011)
  1. Ma, Y; Rajkumar, M; Rocha, I; Oliveira, RS; Freitas, H (2015) Serpentine bacteria influence metal translocation and bioconcentration of Brassica juncea and Ricinus communis grown in multi-metal polluted soils. Frontiers In Plant Science. 5, (see details) ISI paper
  2. Ma, Ying; Rajkumar, Mani; Luo, Yongming; Freitas, Helena (2013) Phytoextraction of heavy metal polluted soils using Sedum plumbizincicola inoculated with metal mobilizing Phyllobacterium myrsinacearum RC6b. Chemosphere. 93, 7, 1386-1392. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.06.077
  3. Rajkumar, M; Ma, Y; Freitas, H (2013) Improvement of Ni phytostabilization by inoculation of Ni resistant Bacillus megaterium SR28C. Journal Of Environmental Management. 128, 973-980. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.07.001
  4. Ma Y, Luo YM, Teng Y, Li XH. (2013) Effect of endophytic bacteria enhancing phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils. Acta Pedologica Sinica. 50(1), 195-202. (see details)
  5. Ma Y, Luo YM, Teng Y, Li ZG (2013) Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and their role in phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils. Acta Pedologica Sinica. 50(5), 1022-1032. (see details)
  6. Nai FJ, Liu HY, Ma Y, Wu LH (2013) Research progress on the applications of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in phytoremediation of heavy metals-contaminated soil. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin. 5, 187-191. (see details)
  7. Ma, Y; Rajkumar, M; Vicente, JAF; Freitas, H (2011) INOCULATION OF NI-RESISTANT PLANT GROWTH PROMOTING BACTERIUM PSYCHROBACTER SP STRAIN SRS8 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF NICKEL PHYTOEXTRACTION BY ENERGY CROPS. International Journal Of Phytoremediation. 13, 2, 126-139. (see details) ISI paper
  8. Ma, Y.; Prasad, M. N. V.; Rajkumar, M.; Freitas, H. (2011) Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and endophytes accelerate phytoremediation of metalliferous soils. Biotechnology Advances. 29, 2, 248-258. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2010.12.001
  9. Ma, Ying; Rajkumar, Mani; Luo, YongMing; Freitas, Helena (2011) Inoculation of endophytic bacteria on host and non-host plants-Effects on plant growth and Ni uptake. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 195, 230-237. (see details) ISI paper
  10. Ma, Y; Rajkumar, M; Freitas, H (2009) Isolation and characterization of Ni mobilizing PGPB from serpentine soils and their potential in promoting plant growth and Ni accumulation by Brassica spp. Chemosphere. 75, 6, 719-725. (see details) ISI paper
  11. Ma, Y; Rajkumar, M; Freitas, H (2009) Inoculation of plant growth promoting bacterium Achromobacter xylosoxidans strain Ax10 for the improvement of copper phytoextraction by Brassica juncea. Journal Of Environmental Management. 90, 2, 831-837. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Ma, Y; Rajkumar, M; Freitas, H (2009) Improvement of plant growth and nickel uptake by nickel resistant-plant-growth promoting bacteria. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 166, 2-3, 1154-1161. (see details) ISI paper
  13. Rajkumar, M; Ma, Y; Freitas, H (2008) Characterization of metal-resistant plant-growth promoting Bacillus weihenstephanensis isolated from serpentine soil in Portugal. Journal Of Basic Microbiology. 48, 6, 500-508. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Ma Y (2015) Phytoremediation via Hyperaccumulators-Beneficial Bacteria System. Saarbrücken. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 978-3-659-69505-6. (see details)
  2. Ma Y (2012) Role of Bacteria in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils: Soil-Plant-Microbe Interactions in Phytoremediation. Saarbrücken. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8484-3421-3. (see details)
  1. Ying Ma (2010) Enhanced Phytoextraction of Metal Contaminated Soils Using Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Ying Ma (2006) Monitoring of Heavy Metals in Bottelary River Using Typha capensis and Phragmites australis. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Ma Y, Rajkumar M, Freitas H (2015) Improvement of Ni phytostabilization by inoculation of Ni resistant Bacillus megaterium SR28C. (see details)
  2. Ma Y (2015) Characterization of metal resistant endophytic bacteria and their potential in facilitating phytoremediation by hyperaccumulator Sedum plumbizincicola. (see details)
  3. Ma Y, Freitas H (2014) Phytoremediation of metal polluted field soils using Brassica juncea and Ricinus communis inoculated with plant growth promoting serpentine bacteria. (see details)
  4. Ma Y, Freitas H (2014) Effects of drought-tolerant plant growth promoting bacteria on the phytoremediation. (see details)
  5. Ma Y, Freitas H (2014) Role of plant-metal-microbe interactions in phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils. (see details)
  6. Ma Y, Freitas H (2014) Soil-plant-microbe interactions in bioremediation. (see details)
  7. Ma Y, Freitas H (2014) Phytoextraction of heavy metal polluted soils using Sedum plumbizincicola inoculated with Phyllobacterium myrsinacearum RC6b. (see details)
  8. Rajkumar M, Ma Y, Freitas H (2009) Characterization of Ni-resistant plant growth promoting bacterium Bacillus megaterium for microbial-assisted phytoremediation of Ni contaminated soils. (see details)
  9. Ma Y, Rajkumar M, Ae N, Freitas H (2009) Isolation and characterization of Ni-resistant endophytic bacteria from Alyssum serpyllifolium and their potential in promoting plant growth and Ni accumulation by host and non-host plants. (see details)