Address: Floor 14, Block F, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P. R. China

Phone: 0086-136324****5

E-mail: zwlong at live.com; wl.zuo at siat.ac.cn


Postdoctoral Researcher, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2019 – present


PhD in Material Science and Engineering, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2014 – 2019
Supervisor: Prof. WU, Yilin

MPhil in Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. 2010 – 2013
Supervisor: Prof. XIONG, Xiaomin

B.S. in Materials Physics, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. 2006 – 2010

Research interest:

  • Emergent phenomena in nonequilibrium system.
  • Self organization in active matter.
  • Intracellular and intercellular signal pathway.
  • Competition and cooperation at intraspecies and interspecies.
  • Adaptation and evolution under environmental stress.

Research and Professional Experience:

08/2014 – 11/2019
Collective antibiotic tolerance in bacterial swarming.
Single cell motion pattern and self-organization in bacterial swarming.

10/2012 – 12/2013
Development of a mechanical spectrometer based on the AFM which the AFM cantilever can be driven by electromagnetic force and work under active mode.
Investigate surface wave at air-water interface with custom build mechanical spectrometer based on AFM. Microstructure and its evolution of electro-rheological fluid by mechanical spectrum.

10/2009 – 09/2012
Energy dissipation of shear wave at solid-liquid interface.
Development of a viscoelastic spectrometer of soft matter based on the torsion pendulum.
Nonlinear behavior of soft matter by Fourier Mechanical Spectroscopy which detecting the higher harmonic of the sample strain under an alternating stress.


[1] Zhaohui Cao*, Wenlong Zuo*, Lanxiang Wang, et al. (2023). Spatial profiling of microbial communities by sequential FISH with error-robust encoding. Nat Commun 14, 1477. [Link].

[2] Zuo, Wenlong. & Wu, Yilin. (2020). Dynamic motility selection drives population segregation in a bacterial swarm. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 201917789.[Link]

[3] Xiong, X.-M., Chen, L., Zuo, W.-L., Li, L.-F., Yang, Y.-B., Pang, Z.-Y., & Zhang, J.-X. (2014). Imaginary Part of the Surface Tension of Water. Chinese Physics Letters, 31(7), 76801.[Link]

[4] Chen, L.*, Zuo, W.*, Li, L., Yang, Y., Zhang, J., & Xiong, X. (2014). Role of Complex Surface Tension in the Dispersion Relation of a Capillary Wave. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(46), 26877–26881. (* co-first authors). [Link]

[5] Zuo W, Li L, Yang Y, et al. Resonant frequency and damping of a coupled resonant system measured by apparent dissipation factor frequency spectra[J]. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2013, 84(8): 85110.

[6] Yang Y. B., Zuo, W. L., Bao Y. X., et al. Detection of a coupled vibration by mechanical resonant absorption spectra[J]. ACTA PHYSICA SINICA. 2012, 61(20050920).

[6] Yang Y. B., Zuo, W. L., Bao Y. X., et al. Delay Induced Error Analysis for the Pendulum based Mechanical Spectra Instrument in the Forced Vibration Mode[J]. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Sunyatseni, Vol. 51,0529-6579(2012).

Conference presentations:


Wenlong Zuo. “Spatial profiling of microbial communities by sequential FISH with error-robust encoding.” CHINA GUT 2021.

Wenlong Zuo, and Yilin Wu. “Collective stress tolerance during bacterial swarming.” APS March Meeting 2018.

Wenlong Zuo. “Cell motility and antibiotic tolerance of bacterial swarms.” APS March Meeting 2016.


Teaching assistant of course ‘Instrumentation’, 2015 – 2017;

Awards and Honors:

TA award 2016 – 2017


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