Dr. Zhu Qianhao from CSIRO Plant Industry was invited to the Institute of Food Crops (IFC) on April 8 and made a lecture entitled “Long noncoding RNAs responsive to Fusarium oxysporum infection in Arabidopsis”. IFC Director Wang Cailin, and other 40 scientists and technicians (including graduate students) attended the lecture. JAAS scientists held out in-depth discussion with Dr. Zhu on function and implications of non-coding RNA.
Graduated from the School of Zhejiang Agricultural University in 1986, Dr. Zhu has been engaged in cotton genetics and breeding. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1998 and carried his post-doctoral training in Weizmann Institute of Science. Currently, he is devoting to cotton molecular biology research and carrying out studies on non-coding RNA function at CSIRO Plant Industry. He has published dozens of papers on Genome research(IF 13.6), Plant Physiology(IF 7.0), JEB, BMC Genomics, BMC Plant biology, Plant cell report, TAG, Plant Science, Gene, etc..