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Plant Science Seminar: Visiting Speakers
Feb 13, 3:30 pm
Professor Hong-Wei (Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Professor Wen-Hui Lin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) will be presenting a special seminar on Tuesday 13 February, sponsored by the Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health and hosted by Dr Iain Searle.
Professor Hong-Wei: The role of protein modification in plant growth and development
Professor Wen-Hui Lin: The role of brassinosteroids in regulating seed development and yield
Tuessday 13th February 2018.
3:30pm, Plant Research Centre Auditorium
If you are interested in talking to either presenter then please contact Iain Searle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the speakers:
Professor Wen-Hui Lin, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology | Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Wen-Hui Lin was issued the Bachelor and Doctoral degree from Xiamen University and Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. Dr. Lin then went to the University of California at Berkeley and Carnegie Institute for Science for postdoctoral research (2005-2008), under the supervision of Prof. Renee Sung and Dr. Zhiyong Wang. She joined the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science in 2008 as the co-PI and moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014 as the principal investigator. She has collaborations with other plant scientists and visited the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, University of East Anglia, and Univerisity of Califonia at Berkeley for collabration research work (2002, 2003, and 2015-2016).
The main interests of Lin’s group include: 1) the hormonal regulation of plant development and morphology, with emphasis on the effects and signaling network of Brassinosteroids (BR) on plant photomorphorgenesis, architecture and seed yield; and 2) the crosstalk of plant hormones (BR, cytokinin and auxin) in regulation of plant ovule and seed development, focusing on the early ovule development.
Professor Hong-Wei, National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics | Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Hong-Wei Xue was issued his Bachelor and Doctoral degrees from East-China Normal University and Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany (1996-1998), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Reober.
Since 1999, Dr Xue has been principal investigator at the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, and serves as the deputy Director (2005-2009) and Director (2009-2014) of the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, and Director of the National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics (2006-2017) .
The main interests of Xue’s group include: 1) the functional mechanisms of plant hormone auxin and protein phosphorylation in hormone effects, with emphasis on the effects and signaling network of auxin on plant cell and organs, and how phospholipids regulates polar auxin transport; and 2) genetics and epigenetics regulation of rice seed development, focusing on the functions of hormones, transcription factor, protein kinase and signaling cross-talk in endosperm development. Xue’s group has successfully identified the key factors in perceiving/mediating the effects of auxin and brassinosteroids, illustrated the regulatory mechanism of phospholipids in polar auxin transport, characterized the important components of hormone signaling, and systemically studied the genetics and epigenetics control of rice seed/endosperm development.
Currently Dr. Xue serves as the member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology (2011-present); Molecular Plant (2008-present); Cell Research (2006-present); Biochemical Journal (2008-2014).