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Chief: Long Mao


Long Mao
Chief of the Research Team of Crop Bioinformatics and Application
Center for Crop Genomics & Molecular Design
Institute of Crop Sciences
No.12 Zhongguancun South Street
Beijing, 100081, China


  • 1996-2000, He worked as a postdoctoral in the Institute of Genomics, Clemson University, USA
  • 1991-1995, PhD , Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Working Experience

  • 2004-now, Managing direcyor, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICS-CAAS)
  • 2000-2004, worked as an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University

Research Interests

  • Wheat Genomics and Functional Genomics

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015: National Outstanding Talent in Agricultural Research
  • 2011: The State Council Special Allowance Specialist
  • 2011: The Natural Fund Overseas Youth Fund winner
  • 2011: The US Department of Agriculture Collective Honor Award
  • 2006: National candidate for the "New Century Hundred Million Talent Project"
  • 2003: Wang Kuancheng Scholarship Winner

Selected Publications (*corresponding authors)

Feng N, Song G, Guan J, Chen K, Jia M, Huang D, Wu J, Zhang L, Kong X, Geng S, Liu J, Li A, Mao L. Transcriptome of wheat inflorescence development from spikelet initiation to floral patterning. Plant Physiol. 2017, 174(3):1779-1794
Qin Z, Wu J, Geng S, Feng N, Chen F, Kong X, Song G, Chen K, Li A, Mao L*, Wu, L. Regulation of FT splicing by an endogenous cue in temperate grasses. Nature Communications, 2017, 8: 14320
Zhao G, Zou C, Li K, Wang K, Li T, Gao L, Zhang X, Wang H, Yang Z, Liu X, Jiang W, Mao L*, Kong X*, Jiao Y*, Jia J*. The Aegilops tauschii genome reveals multiple impacts of transposons. Nature Plants, 2017, 3: 946–955
Hao M, Li A, Shi T, Luo J, Zhang L, Zhang X, Ning S, Yuan Z, Zeng D, Kong X, Li X, Zheng H, Lan X, Zhang H, Zheng Y, Mao L*, Li D*. The abundance of homoeologue transcripts is disrupted by hybridization and is partially restored by genome doubling in synthetic hexaploid wheat. BMC genomics, 2017, 18(1): 149.
Song G, Jia M, Chen K, Kong X, Khattak B, Xie C, Li A, Mao L. CRISPR/Cas9: A powerful tool for crop genome editing. The Crop Journal, 2016, 4(2): 75-82.
Li A, Geng S, Zhang L, Liu D, Mao L*. (2015) Making the bread insights from newly synthesized allohexaploid wheat1. Molecular Plant. 8(6):847-859.
Li A, Liu D, Wu J, Zhao X, Hao M, Geng S, Yan J, Jiang X, Zhang L, Wu JY, Yin L, Zhang R, Wu L, Zheng Y, Mao L* (2014) mRNA and small RNA Transcriptomes Reveal Insights into Dynamic Homoeolog Regulation of Allopolyploid Heterosis in Nascent Hexaploid Wheat. Plant Cell, 26(5):1878-1900
Liu D, Wang D, Qin Z, Zhang D, Yin L, Wu L, Colasanti J, Li A, Mao L*(2014) The SEPALLATA MADS-box Protein SLMBP21 Forms Protein Complexes with JOINTLESS and MACROCALYX as a Transcription Activator for Tomato Flower Abscission Zone Development. Plant J., 77:284-296
Wei B, Zhang RZ, Guo JJ, Liu DM, Li AL, Fan RC, Mao L*, Zhang XQ* (2014) Genome-wide analysis of the MADS-box gene family in Brachypodium distachyon. PLoS One, 9: e84781

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