Professor, Ph.D, Epidemiologist
Director, Plant Pathology Department, NWSUAF
Room 411, Agri-building, College of Plant Protection
Taicheng Road 3
Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China.
Tel: +86 （29） 87082001
Competitive proposals funded:
1、Molecular epidemiology of wheat stripe rust overwintering, National Natural ScienceFoundation of China （NSFC）， 2011-2013, 340,000 RMB.
2、Gene expression characteristic of wheat resistance to stripe rust induced by temperature,NSFC, 2011-2013, 800,000 RMB.
3、Dispersal route and origin of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici in China based on RAD-seqor genome re-sequencing technology, NSFC, 2011-2013, 890,000 RMB.
4、Effect of temperature stress on stripe rust infection and disease epidemics characteristics,National Key Basic Research Program of China, 2013-2017, 1000,000 RMB.
5、Wheat powdery mildew and head fusarium blight prediction and warning system, Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest, 2013-2017, 500,000 RMB.
Selected peer-reviewed publications （since 2015）：
1、Wheat transcription factor TaWRKY70 is positively involved in high-temperature seedling-plant resistance to P. striiformis f. sp. tritici. Molecular Plant Pathology, 2016.
2、Dispersal of Bacillus subtilis and its effect on strawberry phyllosphere microbiota under open field and protection conditions. Scientific Reports, 2016.
3、Effect of low temperature and wheat winter-hardiness on survival of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici under controlled conditions. PLoS ONE, 2015.
4、Threshold microsclerotial inoculum for cotton Verticillium wilt determined through wet-sieving and real-time quantitative PCR. Phytopathology, 2015.
5、Combining models is more likely to give better predictions than single models. Phytopathology, 2015.
Current research Interests:
1、Quantitative epidemiology of important pathogens/diseases on crops
2、Fungi developmental biology, such as Verticillium dahliae, Fusarium oxysporum
Graduate student academic awards:
1、Dr. Lijie Ma won 2015 Annual Plant Pathology Innovation Research Award, 3rd.
2、Dr. Feng Wei won 2016 Annual Plant Pathology Innovation Research Award, 2nd.
Graduate student employment:
1、Dongfang Hu, Ph.D. candidate, Louisiana State University, USA
2、Yiping Zou, Ph.D. candidate, The University of Queensland, Australia
3、Rong Fan, Joint doctoral programme, East Malling Research, UK
4、Ahmed EL Sharawy, Suez Canal University, Egypt
5、Feng Wei, Researcher, Cotton Institute, CAAS
6、Yangyang Zhu, Manager in Personnel Division, Northwest University