Pei Yu Lin

PhD Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

ABC transporter; Apocarotenoids; Strigolactone; Epigenetics; Chromatin modification

Selected Publications

  • Wang, J. Y., Jamil, M., Lin, P. Y., Ota, T., Fiorilli, V., ... & Al-Babili, S. (2020). Efficient mimics for elucidating zaxinone biology and promoting agricultural applications. Molecular Plant, 13(11), 1654-1661.
  • Wang, J. Y., Lin, P. Y., & Al-Babili, S. (2020, July). On the biosynthesis and evolution of apocarotenoid plant growth regulators. In Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. Academic Press.
  • Braguy, J., Ramazanova, M., … Lin, P. Y., … & Al-Babili, S. (2021) SeedQuant: A deep learning-based tool for assessing stimulants and inhibitors activity on root parasitic seeds. Plant Physiology.


  • 2019 Ph.D., Plant science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 M.Sc., Plant Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Professional Profile

  • 2019 - present: Ph.D. Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018 - 2018: Research internship, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017: Epigenetic Summer Workshop, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 - 2017: Master student, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


  • The Dean Award, 2017, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Annual contest in Institute of Plant Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Professor Yih-Ming Chen Memorial Scholarship, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

KAUST Affiliations

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

ABC transporter Apocarotenoids SLs