Faculty and Staff

Professor ZHONG Silin


(Office): Rm 286, Science Centre South Block

(Lab): LG 105, Run Run Shaw Science Building

People ZS


(Office): (852) 3943 6389

(Lab): (852) 3943 6280

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2009 Postdoc, BTI Cornell
2003 PhD, University of Nottingham
2002 MSc, University of Nottingham
1998 BSc, Jilin University


  • 2013 Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests

  • Epigenetics and genomics
  • Hormone signaling network
  • Sequencing technology

Representative Publications

Full publication list

  • The Cassava Genome Consortium (2014) Cassava genome from a wild ancestor to cultivated varieties. Nature Communications. 5:5110. doi:10.1038/ncomms6110.
  • Hu L, Li N, Xu C, Zhong S, Lin X, Yang J, Zhou , Yuliang A, Wu Y, Chen YR, Cao X, Zemach A, Rustgi S, Wettstein D and Liu B (2014) Mutation of a major CG methylase in rice causes genome-wide hypomethylation, dysregulated genome expression, and seedling lethality. PNAS. 119:10642-7.
  • Nguyen CV, Vrebalov JT, Gapper NE, Zheng Y, Zhong S, Fei Z, Giovannoni JJ. (2014) Tomato GOLDEN2-LIKE transcription factors reveal molecular gradients that function during fruit development and ripening. The Plant Cell, 26:585-601.
  • The Kiwifruit Genome Consortium (2013) The draft genome of kiwifruit actinidia chinensis. Nature Communications. 4:2640 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3640.
  • Rosli HG, Zheng Y, Pombo MA, Zhong S, Bombarely A, Fei Z, Collmer A, Martin GB (2013) Transcriptomics-based screen for genes induced by flagellin and repressed by pathogen effectors identifies a cell wall-associated kinase involved in plant immunity. Genome Biology, 14:R139.
  • The Watermelon Genome Consortium (2013) The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions. Nature Genetics.45:51-58.
  • Zhong S., Fei Z., Chen Y.C., Zheng Y., Huang M., Vrebalov J., Gapper N., McQuinn R. Liu B., Xiang J., Shao, Y. and Giovannoni J. (2013) Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening. Nature Biotechnology. 31:154-159.
  • The Tomato Genome Consortium (2012) The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature. 485: 635-641.