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TANG KEXUAN

TANG KEXUAN

Professor

Department of Plant Science

Phone: 021-34206916

Email: kxtang@sjtu.edu.cn

 

 

Address: Room 405, Zone 1, Agriculture and Biology Building, Plant Biotechnology Center, School of Agriculture and Biology, Dongchuan Road 800, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 200240

 

Research Interests:

1) Plant metabolic regulation and engineering;

2) Plant bioreactors;

3) Plant molecular biology

 

Education

1991-1996:Ph.D, Plant Biotechnology, Nottingham University, UK

1985-1988: Master degree, Crop Genetics and Breeding, Beijing Agricultural University, China

1981-1985: Bachelor degree, Genetics, Sichuan University, China

 

Research Experience/Achievement

1988-1991 Assistant Professor, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai, China

1996-1999 Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

1996-1998 Post-doc at John Innes Centre, UK (the Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship)

1999-2000 Post-doc at University of California-Davis, USA (the Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship)

1999-2003 Professor, Group Leader (PI) of Plant Genetic Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2003-2012 Professor and the Dean, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

From 2001: Professor, Director of Plant Biotechnology Research Center, Director of Fudan-SJTU-Nottingham Plant Biotechnology R&D Center, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

 

In recently years, Prof. Tang presides over 20 research projects including China National “863” High-Tech Project, China Transgenic Plant Research and Commercialization Project, China National “973” Basic Research Program Project, Shanghai Science and Technology Committee Project, Sino-UK Collaborative Project to work on plant metabolic engineering, plant bioreactor, gene cloning and transgenic plants. He has developed transgenic Artemisia annua plants with enhanced artemisinin contents, transgenic Catharanthus roseus with increased vinblastine contents, the first GM medicinal plants in the world in the field trial stage.

 

He has identified a number of transcription factors from Artemisia annua which influence trichome initiation and development.

 

He has published over 300 Science Citation Indexed (SCI) papers in international scientific journals with total citations of over 4000 such as PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES USA, CRITICAL REVIEWS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, CELL RESEARCH, NEW PHYTOLOGIST, MOLECULAR PLANT, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, PLANTA and etc. He has chief-edited 2 books: Plant Biotechnology, and Biotechnology of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 200 domestic or international patents filed or granted.

 

 

Publications

1. Yan, T., Chen, M., Shen, Q., Li, L., Fu, X., Pan, Q., Tang, Y., Shi, P., Lv, Z., Jiang, W., Ma, Y., Hao, X., Sun, X. and Tang, K. (2017). HOMEODOMAIN PROTEIN 1 is required for jasmonate-mediated glandular trichome initiation in Artemisia annua. New Phytologist 213(3): 1145-1155.

2. Chen, M., Yan, T., Shen, Q., Lu, X., Pan, Q., Huang, Y., Fu, X., Jiang, W., Shi, P., Lv, Z., Ma, Y., Hao, X., Zhang, L., Li, L. and Tang, K. (2017). GLANDULAR TRICHOME-SPECIFIC WRKY 1 promotes artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. New Phytologist 214(1): 304-316.

3. Fu, X., Shi, P., He, Q., Shen, Q., Tang, Y., Pan, Q., Ma, Y., Yan, T., Chen, M., Hao, X., Liu, M, Li, L., Wang, G., Sun, X. and Tang, K. (2017). AaPDR3, a PDR transporter 3, is involved in sesquiterpene β-caryophyllene transport in Artemisia annua. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: Article 1647.

4. Shen, Q.*, Lu, X.*, Yan, T., Fu, X., Lv, Z., Zhang, F., Pan, Q., Wang, G., Sun, X. and Tang, K. (2016). The jasmonate-responsive AaMYC2 transcription factor positively regulates artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. New Phytologist 210: 1269-1281.

5. Lv, Z., Zhang, F., Pan, Q., Fu, X., Jiang, W., Shen, Q., Yan, T., Shi, P., Lu, X., Sun, X. and Tang, K. (2016). Branch Pathway Blocking in Artemisia annua is a Useful Method for Obtaining High Yield Artemisinin. Plant and Cell Physiology 57(3): 588-602.

6. Lv, Z., Wang, S., Zhang, F., Chen, L., Hao, X., Pan, Q., Fu, X., Li, L., Sun, X. and Tang, K. (2016). Overexpression of a novel NAC domain-containing transcription factor (AaNAC1) enhances the content of artemisinin and increases tolerance to drought and Botrytis cinerea in Artemisia annua. Plant and Cell Physiology 57(9): 1961–1971.

 

 

Awards

·       Shanghai Technology Invention Award (the second prize), 2015

·       Honorary Doctorate, Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2012

·       Shanghai Leading Talent, 2007

·       President Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2005

·       Shanghai Excellent Subject Leading Scholar, 2004

·       Chang Jiang Scholar, the Ministry of Education in China, 2004

 

 

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