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Research Interests

    (1) Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction

    (2) Biocontrol of Plant Diseases

    (3) Plant Immunity




1997-2000, Ph. D Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University

1980-1984, B. Sc. Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University



Research Experience/Achievement:


2008-Present, Ph D Prof. in School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

2015-present, Associate Dean of School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

2007-2009, Tang’s Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-microbe Biology, Cornell University.

2003-2005, Postdoc Research Fellow in the centre of infectious diseases, University of Durham, UK.

2001-2008, Associate Prof., Prof. in Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University.

1984-2001, Lecturer, associate Prof. in Department of Plant Pathology, Henan Agricultural University.



Publications (Selected):


[1] Cao Y.Y., Yang M.T., Ma W.X., Sun Y.J., and Chen G.Y. Overexpression of SSBXoc, a single-stranded DNA-binding protein from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola, enhances plant growth and disease and salt stress tolerance in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. Front. Plant Sci., 2018, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00953.

[2] Ma W.X., Zou L.F., Ji Z.Y., Xu X.M., Xu Z.Y., Yang Y.Y., Alfano J.R., and Chen G.Y. Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae TALE proteins recruit OsTFIIAγ1 to compensate for the absence of OsTFIIAγ5 in bacterial blight in rice. Mol Plant Pathol., 2018, doi: 10.1111/mpp.12696.

[3] Ji Z.Y., Ji C. H., Liu B., Zou L.F., Chen G.Y., and Yang B. Interfering TALEs of Xanthomonas oryzae neutralize the R-gene-mediated plant disease resistance. Nat Commun, 2016, OI: 10.1038/ncomms13435.

[4] Li B., Ge M.Y., Zhang Y., Wang L., Ibrahim M., Wang Y.L., Sun G.C., and Chen G.Y. New insights into virulence mechanisms of rice pathogen Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae strain RS-1 following exposure to ß-lactam antibiotics. Sci Rep. 2016, 6:22241(DOI: 10.1038/srep22241).

[5] Liu Z.Y., Zou L.F., Xue X.B., Cai L.L., Ma W.X., Ji Z.Y., and Chen G.Y., 2014. HrcT is a key component of the type III secretion system in Xanthomonas and also regulates the expression of the key hrp transcriptional activator HrpX. Appl Environ Microbiol. 80(13): 3908-3919.

[6] Ji Z.Y., Zakria M., Zou L.F., Xiong L., Zheng L., Ji G.H., and Chen G.Y. Genetic diversity of transcriptional activator-like effectors genes in Chinese isolates of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola. Phytopathol, 2014, 104 (7): 672-82.

[7] Li Z., Zou L., Ye G., Xiong L., Ji Z.Y.,Zakria M., Hong N., Wang G.P., and Chen G.Y. A potential disease susceptible gene CsLOB of citrus is targeted by a major virulence effector PthA of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. Mol Plant, 2014, 7(5):912-915.

[8] Cui Y. P., Zou L. F., Zou H. S., Li Y. R., Zakria M., and Chen G. Y. HrpE3 is a Type III effector protein required for full virulence of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola in rice. Mol Plant Pathol, 2013, 14(7), 678–692.

[9] Ye G., Hong N., Zou L. F., Zou H. S., Zakria M., Wang G. P., and Chen G. Y. tale-based genetic diversity of Chinese isolates of the citrus canker pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. Plant Disease, 2013, 97:1187-1194.

[10] Guo W., Cai L. L., Zou H. S., Ma W. X., Liu X. L., Zou L. F., Li Y. R., Chen X. B., and Chen G. Y. Ketoglutarate Transport Protein KgtP is Secreted through the Type III Secretion System and Contributes to Virulence in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Appl Environ Microbiol., 2012, 78(16): 5672-5681.

[11] Zou H. S., Song X., Zou L. F., Yuan L., Li Y. R., Guo W., Che Y. Z., Zhao W. X., Duan Y. P., and Chen G. Y. EcpA, an extracellular protease, is a specific virulence factor required by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola but not by X. oryzae pv. oryzae in rice. Microbiol., 2012, 158 (9): 2372 – 2383.

[12] Zou L. F., Zeng Q., Haiping Lin H.P., Prasad Gyaneshwar P., Chen G.Y., and Yang C.H. SlyA regulates T3SS genes in parallel with the T3SS master regulator HrpL in Dickeya dadantii 3937. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012, 78 (8): 2888–2895.

[13] Guo W., Cui Y.P., Li Y.R, Che Y.Z., Yuan L., Zou L. F., Zou H.S., and Chen G.Y. Identification of seven genes of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola potentially involved in pathogenesis in rice. Microbiology, 2012, 158(2): 505-518.

[14] Che Y. Z., Li Y. R., Zou H. S., Zou L. F., Zhang B., and Chen G. Y. A novel antimicrobial protein for Plant Protection consisting of a Xanthomonas oryzae harpin and active domains of cecropin A and melittin. Microbial Biotechnol, 2011, 4: 777-793

[15] Li Y. R., Che Y. Z., Zou H. S., Cui Y. P., Guo W., Zou L. F., and Chen G. Y. Hpa2 is required by HrpF to translocate Xanthomonas oryzae TAL effectors into rice for pathogenicity. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2011, 77: 3809-3818.

[16] Li Y. R., Zou H. S., Che, Y. Z., Cui Y. P., Guo W., Zou L. F., Chatterjee S., and Chen G. Y. A novel regulatory role of HrpD6 in regulating hrp-hrc-hpa genes in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact, 2011, 24(9): 1086-1101.

[17] Chen D.L., Marques E.R., Chen G.Y., Fagundes M.R.Z.K., Goldman G.H., Walmsley A.R., Borges-Walmsley M.I. The cAMP pathway is important for controlling the morphological switch to the pathogenic yeast form of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Mol Microbiol, 2007, 65(3):761-779.

[18] Wu X.M., Li Y.R., Zou L.F., and Chen G.Y. Gene-for-gene relationships between rice and diverse avrBs3/pthA avirulence genes in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Plant Pathol, 2007, 56: 26-34.

[19] Zou, L. F., Wang, X. P., Xiang, Y., Zhang, B., Li, Y. R., Wang, J. S., Walmsley A. R., and Chen G. Y. Elucidation of the hrp Gene Clusters of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola that controls the hypersensitive response in a non-host tobacco and pathogenicity in a susceptible host plant rice. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2006, 72(9): 6212-6224.


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