Assistant Professor in Systems Biology, University of Nottingham

I graduated with an MSc in Plant Science from Yangzhou University, China in 1992, and gained a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham in 1999. Following postdoc positions at the University of Wales in Bangor and the University of Bristol, I took up current post as a Lecturer in Integrative Systems Biology in 2007.

My research interests include:

Systematic Functional Analysis of Nitrogen/Phosphate Use Efficiency in Crops

Modelling the Development of Root Hairs in Rice and Wheat

Application of Next-generation Sequencing in Crop Improvement and Animal Feed Efficiency

Sustainable Urban Agriculture through Innovative Vertical Farming


  • –present
    Lecturer in post-genomics, University of Nottingham