Faculty and Staff

Professor ZHONG Silin

Address

(Office): Rm 286, Science Centre South Block

(Lab): EG12 , Science Centre East Block

People ZS
 

Phone

(Office): (852) 3943 6389

(Lab): (852) 3943 6280

Fax
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Web

www.epigenome.cuhk.edu.hk/lab

 

Education

2008 PhD, University of Nottingham
2003 MSc, University of Nottingham
2002 BSc, Jilin University

Position

  • 2013 Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests

  • Epigenetics and genomics
  • Hormone signaling network
  • Fruit ripening
  • Sequencing technology

Representative Publications

Full publication list

  • Chen et al (2015) Requirement of CHROMOMETHYLASE3 for somatic inheritance of the spontaneous tomato epimutation Colourless non-ripening. Scientific Reports 5:9192.
  • Hu et al. (2014) Mutation of a major CG methylase in rice causes genome-wide hypomethylation, dysregulated genome expression, and seedling lethality. PNAS 11: 10642–10647.
  • Nguyen et al. (2014) Tomato GOLDEN2-LIKE Transcription Factors Reveal Molecular Gradients That Function during Fruit Development and Ripening. The Plant Cell 26:585-601.
  • Wang et al. (2014) Cassava genome from a wild ancestor to cultivated varieties. Nature Communications 5:5110.
  • Zhong et al. (2013) Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening. Nature Biotechnology 31:154-159
  • Huang et al. (2013) The Draft Genome of Kiwifruit Actinidia chinensis. Nature Communications 4:2640.
  • Guo et al. (2013) The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions. Nature Genetics 45:51-58.
  • Chen et al. (2013) The transcriptome of the baculovirus Autographa californica Multiple Nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) in Trichoplusia ni cells. Journal of Virology. 87:6391-405.
  • Sato et al. (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.

Research Grants

  • 2016: GRF, Use the ripening gas ethylene and tomato as a model to investigate the molecular mechanism of tissue-specific hormone signaling. $1,320,363.
  • 2015: ITF-Tier3, Development of a plasma-based plant growth light for agricultural use. $1,390,350.
  • 2015: GRF, Epigenome reprogramming and chromatin accessibility during tomato fruit development. $1,542,740.

Awards

  • 2014: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award in the category of Increasing global food security.
  • 2009: Human Frontier Science Program Long-term Fellowship Award.