Xu Zhang completed a B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology (2006) and M.Sc. degree in Microbiology (2009) in Lanzhou University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the OISB, University of Ottawa, under the supervision of Professors Daniel Figeys and Alain Stintzi. His research focuses on the host–gut microbe interactions with multiomic strategies including proteomics/metaproteomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics, in the context of human disease including metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.