Location: HOME» Scientists» Research Teams

Chief: Xinxiong Lu


Prof. Xinxiong Lu
Center for Crop Germplasm Resources
Institute of Crop Sciences
No.80 XueYuanNanLu
Beijing, 100081, China


  • 1996-1999, MS in Agronomy, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 1980-1984, BS in Plant, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Working Experience

  • 2013-now, Research leader, the Innovation Program of Conservation and Sharing of Crop Genetic Resources, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2004-now, Professor, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 1997-now, Director, National Crop Genebank of China, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 1984-1996, Associate professor, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Research Interests

  • Mechanism for germplasm preservation
  • New techniques for germplasm viability monitoring
  • New techniques for long- and medium-term preservation of clonal plants

Academic Qualifications

  • Vice Chairman, Committee of Crop Seeds, Crop Science Society of China
  • Vice Chairman, Committee of Seed Sciences, Botanical Society of China

Selected Publications (*corresponding authors)

Chen X, Yin G, Börner A, Xin X, He J, Nagel M, Liu X, Lu X*. 2018. Comparative physiology and proteomics of two wheat genotypes differing in seed storage tolerance. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 130:455-463.
Fu S, Yin G, Xin X, Wu S, Wei X, Lu X*. 2018. The levels of crotonaldehyde and 4-hydroxy-(E)-2-nonenal and carbonyl-scavenging enzyme gene expression at the critical node during rice seed aging. Rice Sci. 25:152-160.
Huang B, Zhang J, Chen X, Xin X, Yin G, He J, Lu X*, Zhou Y*. 2018. Oxidative damage and antioxidative indicators in 48 h germinated rice embryos during the vitrification–cryopreservation procedure. Plant Cell Rep. 37:1325-1342.
Yin G, Xin X, Fu S, An M, Wu S, Chen X, Zhang J, He J, Whelan J, Lu X*. 2017. Proteomic and carbonylation profile analysis at the critical node of seed ageing in Oryza sativa. Sci. Rep-UK. 7:40611.
Zhang J,<strong> Lu X</strong>, Xin X, Yin G, He J, Huang B, Jiang D, Chen X*. 2017. Cryopreservation of citrus anthers in the National Crop Genebank of China. In Vitro Cell Dev-PL. 51:445-451.
Yin G, Whelan J, Wu S, Zhou J, Chen B, Chen X, Zhang J, He J, Xin X, Lu X*. 2016. Comprehensive mitochondrial metabolic shift during the critical node of seed ageing in rice. PLOS ONE. 11:e0148013.
Yin G, Xin X, Song C, Chen X, Zhang J, Wu S, Li R, Liu X, Lu X*. 2014. Activity levels and expression of antioxidant enzymes in the ascorbate-glutathione cycle in artificially aged rice seed. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 80:1-9.
Xin X, Tian Q, Yin G, Chen X, Zhang J, Sophia Ng, Lu X*. 2014. Reduced mitochondrial and ascorbate-glutathione activity after artificial ageing in soybean seed. J Plant Physiol. 171:140-147.
Xin X, Wan Y, Wang W, Yin G, McLamore ES, Lu X*. 2013. A real-time, non-invasive, micro-optrode technique for detecting seed viability by using oxygen influx. Sci. Rep-UK. 3:3507.
Xin X, Lin X, Zhou Y, Chen X, Liu X, Lu X*. 2011. Proteome analysis of maize seeds: the effect of artificial ageing. Physiol. Plantarum. 143:126-138.