Hong-Wei XUE, PhD
Hong-Wei Xue was issued the Bachelor and Doctorial degree in 1991 and 1996, from East-China Normal University and Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. Dr. Xue then went to the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany for postdoctoral research (1996-1998), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Reober.
Dr. Xue was back Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science in 1999. Since then, he is the principal investigator and serves as the deputy Director (2005-2009) and Director (2009-2014) of the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, and Director of the National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics (2006-2017). In 2019, Dr. Xue moved to and served as the Dean of School of Agriculture and Biology，Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Currently Dr. Xue serves as the Vice President of Shanghai Genetics Society, Chairman of the on Cell and Growth Special Committee, Chinese Society for Plant Biology. He is the associate editor of Plant Cell & Environment (2018-present), and is/was the member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology (2011-2016); Molecular Plant (2008-present); Cell Research (2006-present); Biochemical Journal (2008-2014),
The main interests of Xue’s group include: 1) the functional mechanisms of plant hormone auxin and protein phosphorylation in hormone effects, with emphasis on the effects and signaling network of auxin on plant cell and organs, and how phospholipids regulates polar auxin transport; and 2) genetics and epigenetics regulation of rice seed development, focusing on the functions of hormones, transcription factor, protein kinase and signaling cross-talk in endosperm development.
Xue’s group has successfully identified the key factors in perceiving/mediating the effects of auxin and brassinosteroids, illustrated the regulatory mechanism of phospholipids in polar auxin transport, characterized the important components of hormone signaling, and systemically studied the genetics and epigenetics control of rice seed/endosperm development.
Xue’s group has published more than 50 papers in Nature Communications, EMBO J, Plant Cell, Cell Research, Molecular Plant, Cell Reports, etc. and was invited for review articles in Current Opinion of Plant Biology and Biochemical J.