Shanghai Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics and Resources

Introduction

Approved by Shanghai Science & Technology Committee, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics and Resources was established on September 30th, 2014, The Laboratory is located in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden and was co-constructed by Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden (Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Shanghai Normal University.

Considering the national development strategies and local needs, and oriented by green industry and ecological civilization construction, the Laboratory carries out research work taking advantages of the rich plant resources of the Garden. The total aim of the Laboratory is functional gene-mining and germplasm innovation of important plant resource using functional genomics technology, and therefore to comprehensively upgrade the technology level of conservation and sustainable exploration of resource plants in China. Focusing on the common research issues of resource plant, our research include several aspects like genomics and functional genomics, innovation and sustainable use of germplasm, and so on. Till now we have comprehensively studied on some important resource plant species such as peony and Salvia, with both horticultural and economic values, and have gained some profound achievements.

We have more than 4,000 m2 lab space and more than 2,000 m2 greenhouse. Moreover, a research platform equipped with various advanced devices also is available. We are proud to process a term of young and energetic staff with either Ph.D. or M.S. degree, we also recruit excellent graduate students to join our research team .And we warmly welcome all scholars and researchers interested in functional genomics of resource plants to visit our laboratory!

Organization chart
Director

Yonghong Hu, Ph.D, Professor
Tel:86-21-67657802
FAX86-21-67657811
E-mail: huyonghong@csnbgsh.cn 
Address: Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences / Chenshan Botanical Garden, 3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang Shanghai 201602 China

Yonghong HuPh.D. Professor, Executive Director of Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Vice Director of Shanghai Chenshan Plant Research Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCPRC, CAS), leader of the Tree Peony Group in SCPRC. Dr. Hu was born in October 1968, in Yanshi, Henan. He earned his Ph.D. in Landscape Gardening from Beijing Forestry University in 1997. In 2004-2005, he was trained at Kew Gardens in Botanical Garden Management. Dr. Hu has made tremendous contribution to the long-term conservation of flora in East China, the development of botanical gardens in Shanghai, and biological research of tree peony in East China. He has been awarded the leading talent in Shanghai, the National May 1 Labor Medal and the special allowances from the State Council among many others from 2004 to 2015. He has undertaken over 50 projects funded by Shanghai and national scientific departments, published more than 140 research papers, 7 monographs, 8 patents, and registered 15 new varieties.

Education Background
Ph.D.:1994-1997, Ornamental and Urban Horticulture, Beijing Forestry University, China
Master:1991-1994, Ornamental and Urban Horticulture, Beijing Forestry University, China
Bachelor:1987-1991, Horticulture, Northeast Forestry University, China

Experience
Since 2011: Professor and Vice Director, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences / Excutive Director, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai, China
1997-2011: Professor and Director, Shanghai Botanical Garden, Shanghai, China

Academic Committee

Director

Zhihong Xu

Peking University

Vice-director

Xiaoya Chen

Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences/Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden/Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jiankang Zhu

Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Members (in alphabetical order)

Chunyi Zhang

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Hongwei Xue

Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xiaoquan Qi

Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yang Ye

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ying Wang

South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yonghong Hu

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden/Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ji Yang

Fudan University

Quanxi Wang

Shanghai Normal University

Shan Lu

Nanjing University

Zhongnan Yang

Shanghai Normal University

Secretary

Shuting Yang, Ph.D. Tel: 86-21-37792288-922    E-mail: shootingy@163.com

Events
  1. The Symposium of Genomics and Plant Evolution was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Oct. 13th, 2014.
  2. The Kickoff Meeting of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Plant Fuctional Genomics and Resources & The First Meeting of Laboratory Academic Committee was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Dec. 16th, 2014.
  3. The Annual Meeting of IABG Asian Division 2015 was successfully held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Nov. 20th-22th, 2015.
  4. The Second Session of the First Laboratory Academic Committee was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Dec. 13th, 2015.
  5. The International Symposium of Functional Food and Plant Metabolism 2015 was successfully held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Dec. 12th-15th, 2015. More than 180 specialists and scholars from 51 scientific research institutions both abroad and at home attended this symposium.
  6. The related staff of the key lab visited Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Process and Eco-restoration (East China Normal Unniversity), to carry out communicative learning activities on Jan. 20th, 2016.
  7. The 3rd Shanghai Chenshan Orchid International Symposium themed with “Orchid Conservation & Sustainable Development”was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Apr. 22nd-23rd, 2016.
  8. Positively respond to the call of “Science and Technology Week” of the government, “Public Open Day of Chenshan Research Center” was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on May 15th.
  9. The Third Session of the First Laboratory Academic Committee was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Dec. 13th, 2016.
  10. The 2nd International Symposium of Functional Food and Plant Metabolism 2016 was successfully held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on Dec. 13th-15th, 2016. About 200 specialists and scholars from 80 scientific research institutions both abroad and at home attended this symposium.
  11. The first “Meto Forum” was successfully held on Mar. 3rd , 2017. The main goal of the “Meto Forum” is to improve the inter-communication of the research groups of the key lab, and form a good atmosphere of academic exchanges.
  12. The 2rd “Meto Forum” was successfully held on May 8th, 2017. Professor Cathie Martin and Dr. Qing Zhao gave reports on the theme of “Scientific Writing and Biotechnology”.
  13. The scientific activity “2017 Pubic Scientific Day – Open Day of the Key Lab” was held on May 21th, 2017.
  14. The Program“Youth Scientific Star Training Program” was carried out during July 1st to August 31th, 2017.
  15. The 3rd “Meto Forum” was successfully held on July 14th, 2017. Professor Li Tian and Dr. Hongxin Yang gave reports on the theme of “Plant Metabolism and Transcriptomics”.
  16. 2017 Academic Annual Conference of the key lab was held on Nov. 11th, 2017.
  17. The First meeting of the Second Academic Committee of the key lab was held on Nov. 12th, 2017.

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