BS in Biochemistry (1992) East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
PhD in Genetics (1997) Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Postdoc in Plant Genomics (1997-2004) Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States of America
Professor of Plant Molecular Biology (2004-2015) School of Life Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Professor of Maize Genetics (2015-till now) National Maize Improvement Center, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, National Maize Improvement Center, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Talk title and synopsis
The regulation of zein synthesis during maize endosperm development
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Zeins are the most prominent seed storage proteins in maize seed. The synthesis of zeins not only determine seed protein quality, but also affect seed texture and hardness. The talk will summarize recent progress in the regulation of zeins during maize endosperm development.