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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group



I am interested in plant priming and histone readers.


2018 - 2023  Ph.D, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) & Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany.

2015 - 2018  MSc, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China

2011 - 2015  BSc, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China


Key publications

Chromatin attachment to the nuclear matrix represses hypocotyl elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana (2023).

Mutation of histone H3 serine 28 to alanine influences H3K27me3-mediated gene silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana (2022). Plant Physiology

Writing and Reading Histone H3 Lysine 9 Methylation in Arabidopsis (2020). Frontiers in Plant Science


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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Department of Plant Sciences
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