Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Sen-Lin Tang Research Fellow

Lab PI

Dr. Sen-Lin Tang

Research Fellow

Ph.D. University of Melbourne

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Office: Interdisciplinary Research Building for Science and Technology A305


Research Fields
  • Microbial Biodiversity
  • Microbial Metagenomics
  • Metaviromics

Research Directions

  • The foci of research in my laboratory are biodiversity, composition, dynamics and functions of the aquatic bacterial communities in two aquatic ecosystems coral reef and lake ecosystems. In the coral reef ecosystem, bacteria are potentially related to health, disease and nutrient supply in coral holobionts. Long term surveys found coral-associated bacteria community has high diversity and rapid changes in its composition. However, it still lacks direct evidence of the interaction between bacterial associates and their coral hosts. We have established a working model of the cultivable coral-associated bacteria and corals to study physiological and biochemical interactions between the corals and the bacteria. Lake ecosystems, comparing to coral reefs, are more an enclosed ecosystem, which has less environmental variables and is more stable; the ecosystem is therefore very suitable for us to explore the influence of microbial community in local environments and the ecological functions. The increasing frequency of strong precipitation is one phenomenon of global warming. To study the impact of the strong precipitation on bacterial community and lake metabolisms, we selected two high mountain lakes (autotrophic and heterotrophic lakes) and are comparing their functional changes in microbial community under the influence of the precipitation.


Latest published paper

期刊論文 ( 2017 - 2020 )

  1. Chung-Yen Chen, Sen-Lin Tang, Seng-Cho Chou, 2019, “Taxonomy Based Performance Metrics for Evaluating Taxonomic Assignment Methods”, BMC BIOINFORMATICS, 20, 310. (SCIE) (IF: 2.213; SCIE ranking: 56%) Link
  2. Shan-Hua Yang, Kshitij Tandon, Chih-Ying Lu, Naohisa Wada, Chao-Jen Shih, Silver Sung-Yun Hsiao, Wann-Neng Jane, Tzan-Chain Lee, Chi-Ming Yang, Chi-Te Liu, Vianney Denis, Yu-Ting Wu, Li-Ting Wang, Lina Huang, Der-Chuen Lee, Yu-Wei Wu, Hideyuki Yamashiro, Sen-Lin Tang*, 2019, “Metagenomic, phylogenetic and functional characterization of predominant endolithic green sulfur bacteria in the coral Isopora palifera”, Microbiome, 7(1), 3. (SCIE) (IF: 8.496; SCIE ranking: 7.2%) Link
  3. Duleepa Jayasundara*, Damayanthi Herath*, Damith Senanayake, Isaam Saeed, Cheng-Yu Yang, Yuan Sun, Bill C Chang, Sen-Lin Tang, Saman K Halgamuge, 2019, “ENVirT: inference of ecological characteristics of viruses from metagenomic data”, BMC Bioinformatics, 19,377. (SCIE) (IF: 2.448; SCIE ranking: 17.5%,42.5%,48.7%)
  4. Yang Sung-Yin, Chen Hsing-Ju, Ho Ming-Jay, Chen Yen-Jia, Huang Ya-Yi, Chow Wenhua Savanna, Tang Sen-Lin, Jeng Ming-Shiou, Chen Chaolun Allen, 2018, “Outbreak of coral-killing cyanobacteriasponge, Terpios hoshinota, in Taiping Island (Itu Aba), Spratlys, South China Sea”, Bulletin of Marine Science, 94(4), 1543-1544. (SCIE) (IF: 2.263; SCIE ranking: 24.8%,30.2%) Link
  5. Wu Yu-Ting, Yang Cheng-Yu, Chiang Pei-Wen, Tseng Ching-Hung, Chiu Hsiu-Hui, Saeed Isaam, Baatar Bayanmunkh, Rogozin Denis, Halgamuge Saman, Degermendzhi Andrei, Tang Sen-Lin*, 2018, “Comprehensive Insights Into Composition, Metabolic Potentials, and Interactions Among Archaeal, Bacterial, and Viral Assemblages in Meromictic Lake Shunet in Siberia”, Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1763. (SCIE) (IF: 4.076; SCIE ranking: 20.8%) Link
  6. Jia-Ho Shiu, Jiun-Yan Ding, Ching-Hung Tseng, Shueh-Ping Lou, Takuma Mezaki, Yu-Ting Wu, Hsiang-Iu Wang and Sen-Lin Tang*, 2018, “A Newly Designed Primer Revealed High Phylogenetic Diversity of Endozoicomonas in Coral Reefs”, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 33(2), 172-185. (SCIE) (IF: 2.909; SCIE ranking: 33.1%,41.6%) Link
  7. Kshitij Tandon, Shan-Hua Yang, Min-Tao Wan, Chia-Chin Yang, Bayanmunkh Baatar, Chih-Yu Chiu, Jeng-Wei Tsai, Wen-Cheng Liu, and Sen-Lin Tang*, 2018, “Bacterial community in water and air of two sub-alpine lakes in Taiwan”, MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS, 33(2), 120-126. (SCIE) (IF: 2.909; SCIE ranking: 33.1%,41.6%) Link
  8. Hsieh Chia-Jung, Zhan Shing Hei, Liao Chen-Pan, Tang Sen-Lin, Wang Liang-Chi, Watanabe Tsuyoshi, Geraldino Paul John L., Liu Shao-Lun, 2018, “The effects of contemporary selection and dispersal limitation on the community assembly of acidophilic microalgae”, Journal of Phycology, 54(5), 720-733. (SCIE) (IF: 2.608; SCIE ranking: 18.1%,24.5%) Link
  9. Shiau Yo-Jin, Pai Chung-Wen, Tsai Jeng-Wei, Liu Wen-Cheng, Yam Rita S.W., Chang Shih-Chieh, Tang Sen-Lin, Chiu Chih-Yu, 2018, “Characterization of Phosphorus in a Toposequence of Subtropical Perhumid Forest Soils Facing a Subalpine Lake”, Forests, 9(6), 294. Link
  10. Sheng-Chung Chen, Hsing-Hua Huang, Chieh-Yin Weng, Hsiu-Hui Chiu, Sen-Lin Tang, Denis Yu Rogozin, Andrey G. Degermendzhy, Mei-Chin Lai*, 2018, “Methanolobus psychrotolerans sp. nov., a psychrotolerant methanoarchaeon isolated from a saline meromictic lake in Siberia”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY, 68(4), 1378-1383. (SCIE) (IF: 2.134; SCIE ranking: 60.8%) Link
  11. Kshitij Tandon, Pei-Wen Chiang, Wen-Ming Chen and Sen-Lin Tang*, 2018, “Draft Genome Sequence of Endozoicomonas acroporae sp. Acr-14T isolated from Acropora coral”, Genome Annoucement, 6(6), e01576-17. Link
  12. Shih-Yi Sheu, Pei-Bei Xie, Der-Shyan Sheu, Sen-Lin Tang, Wen-Ming Chen*, 2018, “Litoribrevibacter euphylliae sp. nov., isolated from the torch coral Euphyllia glabrescens”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY, 68(1), 432-437. (SCIE) (IF: 2.134; SCIE ranking: 60.8%) Link
  13. Jessica Song, Aazani Mujahid, Lim, Po-Teen, Azizan Abu Samah, Birgit Quack, Klaus Pfeilsticker, Tang, Sen-Lin, Elena Ivanova, Moritz Müller, 2017, “Shotgun metagenomic analysis of microbial communities in the surface waters of the Eastern South China Sea”, Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 13(4), 350-362. Link
  14. Shiu JH, Keshavmurthy S, Chiang PW, Chen HJ, Lou SP, Tseng CH, Justin Hsieh H, Allen Chen C, Tang SL*, 2017, “Dynamics of coral-associated bacterial communities acclimated to temperature stress based on recent thermal history”, Scientific reports, 7(1), 14933. (SCIE) (IF: 4.259; SCIE ranking: 15.6%) Link
  15. Sheu Shih-Yi, Lin Kai-Rou, Hsu Ming-yuan, Sheu Der-Shyan, Tang Sen-Lin, Chen Wen-Ming*, 2017, “Endozoicomonas acroporae sp. nov., isolated from Acropora coral”, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 67(10), 3791-3797. (SCIE) (IF: 2.134; SCIE ranking: 60.8%) Link
  16. Yang SH, Tseng CH, Huang CR, Chen CP, Tandon K, Lee STM, Chiang PW, Shiu JH, Chen CA, Tang SL*, 2017, “Long-Term Survey Is Necessary to Reveal Various Shifts of Microbial Composition in Corals.”, Frontiers in microbiology, 8, 1094. (SCIE) (IF: 4.076; SCIE ranking: 20.8%) Link
  17. B Bayanmunkh*, Tang Sen-Lin, D Narangarvuu , B Ochirkhuyag , O Bolormaa, 2017, “Physico-Chemical Composition of Saline Lakes of the Gobi Desert Region, Western Mongolia”, Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change, 08(02). Link
  18. Baatar Bayanmunkh, Chuluun Buyan, Tang Sen-Lin, Bayanjargal Ochirkhuyag, Oyuntsetseg Bolormaa*, 2017, “Vertical distribution of physical–chemical features of water and bottom sediments in four saline lakes of the Khangai mountain region, Western Mongolia”, Environmental Earth Sciences, 76(3), 130. (SCIE) (IF: 1.569; SCIE ranking: 53.4%,62.9%,56.4%) Link
  19. Lee, S. T.M.*, S. K. Davy, S.-L. Tang*, P. S Kench, 2017, “Water flow buffers shifts in bacterial community structure in heat-stressed Acropora muricata”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, 43600. (SCIE) (IF: 4.259; SCIE ranking: 15.6%) Link
  20. Herath D*, Jayasundara D, Ackland D, Saeed I, Tang SL, Halgamuge S, 2017, “Assessing Species Diversity Using Metavirome Data: Methods and Challenges.”, Computational and structural biotechnology journal, 15, 447-455. Link
  21. Damayanthi Herath*, Sen-Lin Tang, Kshitij Tandon, David Ackland and Saman Kumara Halgamuge, 2017, “CoMet: A workflow using contig coverage and composition for binning a metagenomic sample with high precision”, BMC Bioinformatics, 8(Suppl 16), 571. (SCIE) (IF: 2.448; SCIE ranking: 17.5%,42.5%,48.7%) Link
  22. Woo S, Yang SH, Chen HJ, Tseng YF, Hwang SJ, De Palmas S, Denis V, Imahara Y, Iwase F, Yum S, Tang SL*, 2017, “Geographical variations in bacterial communities associated with soft coral Scleronephthya gracillimum.”, PloS one, 12(8), e0183663. (SCIE) (IF: 2.806; SCIE ranking: 23.4%) Link
專書(論文集)之一章 ( 2017 - 2020 )
  1. Shan-Hua Yang, Sen-Lin Tang*, accepted, “Endolithic microbes in coral skeletons: algae or bacteria?”, editor(s): Zhiyong Li, Symbiotic Microbiomes of Coral Reef Sponges and Corals.
  2. Jia-Ho Shiu, Sen-Lin Tang*, accepted, “Endozoicomonas: Community dynamics, diversity, genomes and potential impacts on corals”, editor(s): Zhiyong Li, Symbiotic Microbiomes of Coral Reef Sponges and Corals.
  3. Duleepa Jayasundara*, Sen-Lin Tang, Saman K. Halgamuge, 2017, “Human body to water reservoirs: Estimating viral population characteristics using high-throughput sequencing”, editor(s): Muniyandi Nagarajan, Metagenomics-Perspectives, Methods, and Applications, pp. 398, USA: Academic Press.
學術會議(研討會)論文 ( 2017 - 2020 )
  1. Sheng-Pin Yu, Hsing-Ju Chen, Sen-Lin Tang*, 2017, “Survey of Bacterial Community in Corals and Sponges of Taipin Island”, paper presented at 2017 International Symposium on Coral Reef Conservation in the South China Sea, Humanities and Social Sciences Building 1st Conference Room, Aca: Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, 2017-11-06 ~ 2017-11-07.
  2. Jia-Ho Shiu, Keshavmurthy Shashank, Pei-Wen Chiang, Hsing-Ju Chen, Shueh-Ping Lou, Ching-Hung Tseng, Hernyi Justin Hsieh, Chaolun Allen Chen, Sen-Lin Tang, 2017, “The thermal tolerance of coral-associated bacterial communities acclimated to temperature stress based on seasonal thermal history”, paper presented at 9th Taiwan Coral Reef Symposium, Academia Sinica: Taiwan Coral Reef Society, 2017-01-08.