Qian-Zhao Xu acquired her Bachelor degree of the major in biotechnology from Henan Normal University in China, in 2013. She was a technician culturing cells of CIK from human blood in Guangzhou Jinhang Biotechnological Company for one year. After that, she started her researching work from 2014 as a master student. During that time, she was focusing on analyzing the spectral property of subunits of phycobilisome from cyanobacteria. She devoted herself to the research of photoreceptor since she began to be a PhD student in Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. During PhD time, she was a joint-training PhD student in the University of Leipzig acquiring the scholarship from China Scholarship Council for two years. Her main work was studying the structure of a cyanobacteriochrome (CBCR) by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (in Leizig, Germany) and infra-red spectroscopy (in Bielefeld, Germany). She received her doctoral degree in August of 2020 and became
a new researcher in the team of Prof. Dr. Andreas Möglich in the university of Bayreuth from September of 2020. She is focusing on the activity of cyclase regulated by bacteriophytochrome.