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 Kiwifruit Genome Consortium (2013) The Draft Genome of Kiwifruit Actinidia chinensis. Nature Communications. 4:2640 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3640.
  • 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 Watermelon Genome Consortium (2013) The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions. Nature Genetics.45:51-58.
  • Chen Y.C., Zhong S., Fei Z., Hashimoto Y., Xiang J., Zhang S. and Blissard G. (2013) The transcriptome of the baculovirus Autographa californica Multiple Nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) in Trichoplusia ni cells. Journal of Virology. 87:6391-405.
  • The Tomato Genome Consortium (2012) The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature. 485, 635-641.
  • Zhong S. and Chang C. (2012) Ethylene signaling: The CTR1 Protein kinase. Annual Plant Reviews. 44,147-168.
  • Chen Y.C., Zheng Y., Liu B., Zhong S., Giovannoni J. and Fei Z. (2012) A cost-effective method for Illumina small RNA-Seq library preparation using T4 RNA ligase 1 adenylated adapters. Plant Methods. 8:41.
  • Zhong S, Joung JG, Zheng Y, Chen YR, Liu B, Shao Y, Xiang JZ, Fei Z, Giovannoni JJ (2011) High-throughput illumina strand-specific RNA sequencing library preparation. Cold Spring Harbor Protocol. 2011:940-949.
  • Kruse S, Zhong S, Bodi Z, Button J, Alcocer MJ, Hayes CJ., Fray R. (2011) A novel synthesis and detection method for cap-associated adenosine modifications in mouse mRNA. Scientific Reports. 1: 126.
  • Zhong S., Li H., Bodi Z., Button J., Vespa L., Herzog M. and Fray R.G. (2008) MTA is an Arabidopsis messenger RNA adenosine methylase and interacts with a homolog of a sex-specific splicing factor. The Plant Cell. 20:1278-1288.