Professor Tiantian Zhang obtained her Environmental Biology degree from Liaoning University (P.R. China) in 1982 and worked as a research scientist in the areas of environmental biology before obtaining an MPhil research degree in Environmental Biology at Middlesex University in 1990 and a PhD degree in Cryobiology at University of Bedfordshire in 1994. She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and a senior research fellow at University of Bedfordshire before she was made Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2005. She was appointed Director of Institute of Research in the Applied Natural Sciences at University of Bedfordshire in 2008 before joining Bournemouth University in 2012 as Head of the Graduate School. She is now the Deputy Dean of Research and Professional Practice of Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University.
Professor Tiantian Zhang is a leading figure internationally in research on cryopreservation of gametes and embryos of fish species and her research interests have been in the areas of cryopreservation of reproductive cells and the effect of cryopreservation on genome integrity and cellular metabolism. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Cryobiology since 2013 and was the Chairman of the Society for Low Temperature Biology between 2005 and 2008.