Ju-Sheng is a Research Associate within the Nutritional Epidemiology programme. He is also a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow supported by the European Commission (2016-2018). The major interests of his current research are 1) genetic and dietary determinants of nutritional biomarkers, such as plasma fatty acids, circulating 25(OH)D, vitamin C and carotinoids; and the associations of the nutritional biomarkers with metabolic markers and type 2 diabetes. 2) prenatal risk factors and early infant feeding practice with growth pattern and adiposity in Chinese children.
Ju-Sheng completed his PhD degree in nutrition at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China). Within his PhD programme, he received one year’s training in the Nutrition and Genomics Lab at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in the USA, where he worked on the project of gene-nutrient interaction on diabetes traits.
- Zheng JS, et al. Pre-conceptional intake of folic acid supplements is inversely associated with risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age birth: a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Nutrition 2016, 115(3):509-16.
- Zheng JS, et al. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D, IRS1 variant rs2943641 and insulin resistance: replication of a gene-nutrient interaction in four populations of different ancestries. Clinical Chemistry 2014, 60(1):186-96.
- Zheng JS, et al. Modulation by dietary fat and carbohydrate of IRS1 association with type 2 diabetes traits in two populations of different ancestries. Diabetes Care 2013, 36(9):2621-7.
- Zheng JS, et al. Intake of fish and marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: meta-analysis of data from 21 independent prospective cohort studies. British Medical Journal 2013, 346:f3706
DSM Science & Technology Award Asia 2015