【PSC Frontier Seminar Series】:Molecular Arms Race between Plant and Geminivirus2017-10-13
1.Title: Molecular Arms Race between Plant and GeminivirusSpeaker: Prof. Xueping Zhou, Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Date: October 16th, 2017 (Monday)
Host PI: Prof. Jiankang Zhu
Venue: PSC Auditorium
Dr. Zhou received his Ph. D from Nanjing Agricultural University, China in 1992. After completing his postdoctoral study in Zhejiang Agricultural University in 1994, he was a visiting scholar in Scottish Crop Research Institute from 1996-1997. During the past 20 years, he has made great achievement in elucidating function of geminiviruses and Rice stripe virus encoded proteins, deciphering the mechanism of plant-virus interactions, as well as in engineering genetic plants for viral disease resistance. He has published more than 200 original research articles in international journals, including Molecular cells, Genes & Development, Annual Review of Phytopathology, PLoS Pathogens, Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Plant Journal and Journal of Virology. The papers have been extensively cited by top peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Reviews Microbiolgy, and Trends in Plant Science.
Speaker: Prof. Guirong Wang, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Wang obtained his PhD degree from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Guirong Wang has long been engaged in the study of pest insect olfactory coding mechanisms, and has contributed several major achievements to the field, including: the establishment of advanced platforms for the study of insect olfaction; the elucidation of the neural and molecular mechanisms through which external chemical signals are transformed into electrical signals in the insect antennae; the characterization of the relationship between olfactory receptors and the behavioral responses of pests and the attendant promulgation of a novel idea and method for high throughput screening of pest insect behavioral regulators based on so-called ‘reverse chemical ecology’, the validity and feasibility of which have been established in aphids and cotton bollworm. These achievements have contributed novel knowledge and technology to facilitate the development of sustainable pest management strategies. Dr. Wang has presided over the Bill Gates foundation project and the Key Programe of the National Natural Science Foundation etc. He has published more than 100 research papers including in Current Biology, PNAS and Nature.
Speaker: Prof. Wende Liu, Institute of Plant Protection (IPP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Dr. Liu obtained his PhD degree from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University,
, and gained additional post-doctoral experience at Texas A&M University and Purdue University. His major research focuses on plant pathogen , host and the interaction between them. Dr. Liu has published more than 14 scientific papers, such as Annual. Review. Phytopathology, Plant Cell and PLoS Pathogens.
This presentation will be delivered in English.