Yong Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location:

B2/R3266-WS16

Research Interest

My current researches are focused on Rice genomes, including genomes assemblies, gene annotation, TE annotation, structural variation and evolutional events. 

Selected Publications

  • Yong Zhou, Dmytro Chebotarov, Dave Kudrna, Victor Llaca, Seunghee Lee, Shanmugam Rajasekar, Nahed Mohammed, Noor Al-Bader, Chandler Sobel-Sorenson, Praveena Parakkal, Lady Johanna Arbelaez, Natalia Franco, Nickolai Alexandrov, N. Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Hei Leung, Ramil Mauleon, Mathias Lorieux, Andrea Zuccolo, Kenneth McNally, Jianwei Zhang, Rod A. Wing. Twelve Platinum-Standard Reference Genomes Sequences (PSRefSeq) that complete the full range of genetic diversity of Asian rice. bioRxiv, 2019.12.29.888347; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.29.888347
  • Dong An, Yong Zhou (#Co-first author), Changsheng Li, Qiao Xiao, Tao Wang, Yating Zhang, Yongrui Wu, Yubin Li, Daiyin Chao, Joachim Messing and Wenqin Wang. Plant evolution and environmental adaptation unveiled by long-read whole-genome sequencing of Spirodela. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(38), 18893-18899, 2019.
  • Yong Zhou, Zhixuan Zhao, Zhiyong Zhang, Miaomiao Fu, Yongrui Wu and Wenqin Wang. Isoform sequencing provides insight into natural genetic diversity in maize[J]. Plant biotechnology journal, 2018.
  • Yong Zhou, Zhongxu Chen, Mengping Cheng, Jian Chen, Tingting Zhu, Rui Wang, Yaxi Liu, Pengfei Qi, Guoyue Chen, Qiantao Jiang, Yuming Wei, Ming‐Cheng Luo, Eviatar Nevo, Robin G. Allaby, Dengcai Liu, Jirui Wang, Jan Dvorák and Youliang Zheng. Uncovering the dispersion history, adaptive evolution and selection of wheat in China. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2017. 
  • Yong Zhou, Hao Tang, Meng-Ping Cheng, Kwame O. Dankwa, Zhong-Xu Chen, Zhan-Yi Li, Shang Gao, Ya-Xi Liu, Qian-Tao Jiang, Xiu-Jin Lan, Zhi-En Pu, Yu-Ming Wei, You-Liang Zheng, Lee T. Hickey and Ji-Rui Wang. Genome-Wide Association Study for Pre-harvest Sprouting Resistance in a Large Germplasm Collection of Chinese Wheat Landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017. 

Education

  • Bachelor of science in Agronomy (2006.09 – 2010.06) Major: Agronomy Sichuan Agricultural University
  • Master of science in Agronomy (2010.09 – 2013.06) Major: Crop Genetic Breeding Science Sichuan Agricultural University, Triticeae Research Institute Supervisor: Prof. Youliang Zheng
  • Ph.D. of science in Agronomy (2013.09 – 2017.06) Major: Seed Science and Technology Sichuan Agricultural University, Triticeae Research Institute Supervisor: Prof. Jirui Wang

Professional Profile

  • April 2019 ~ Now: Postdoctoral, Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Supervisor: Professor Rod A. Wing
  • July 2017 ~ April 2019: Postdoctoral, National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, SIBS, CASSupervisor: Professor Yongrui Wu; Supervisor: Professor Wenqin Wang (SJTU) 

Awards

Regulatory mechanism study of genetic factors regulating expression of a high methionine storage protein, 10-kDa δ-zein in maize. Supported by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2017.08 - 2019.07 

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Rod Wing's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Rice, Genome, Comparative Genomics, Genetics, Evolution, NGS, PACBIO, Seuqel2, HiFi, Gene assembly, Iso-seq, RNA-Seq, Structural Variation, TE, Maize, Wheat, Spirodela, Traits, Gene regulation, Phenotyping