Gangan Wang

PhD student in ProVIS group



Tel.: +49 (0) 341 235 1331

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Gangan Wang

I am a CSC funded PhD student who works at ProVIS - Centre for Chemical Microscopy. My research direction is Understanding microbial fate of antibiotics in urban waters – from single cells to antibiotic resistance genes and mechanisms. The main purpose of my research is to develop a method that can link the cell phylogeny with antibiotic resistance genes at the single-cell level and apply it to the environment to trace ARB and ARGs abundance and fate in the environment.

10/2020 - now PhD student
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Department Isotope Biogeochemistry
Leipzig, Germany
09/2017 - 07/2020 Master student
Major in Environmental Engineering and Science
Faculty of Environment and Ecology
Chongqing University, China
09/2013 - 07/2017 Bachelor student
Major in Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Food and Bio-engineering
Xihua University, China

  • Different FISH techniques (FISH, CARD-FISH and direct-geneFISH),
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Quantitative real-time PCR
  • Metagenomic sequencing data analysis

  • Antibiotic resistome in the environment
  • Single-cell analysis
  • Fluorescence microscopy


Publication with Chongqing University

Wang, Gangan, Zhang, Lilan, Zhang, Daijun, et al. "Occurrence, distribution, and source track of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in the main rivers of Chongqing city, southwest China." Journal of hazardous materials 389 (2020): 122110.


M. Sc. thesis (Chongqing University, 2020):

The Characters of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Pollution in the Main Rivers of Chongqing City