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We are interested in
1 studying small RNAs in plants, including how small RNAs evolve, diversify and function at molecular, cellular, organismal and whole plant kingdom levels. To gain insights into the fundamental mechanisms underlying these processes, we use an interdisciplinary approach that combines the fields of genomics, evolutionary biology, computational biology, etc.
2 adapting new methods to understand such basic biology puzzles as heterosis and applying them to accelerate applications in agriculture. For instance, we employ machine learning or other AI algorithms to parse huge amount of genomic data to understand heterosis and apply new models like GS (genomic selection) to assist crop breeding.

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miRDeep-P

miRDeep-P,miRDP for short, is a computational tool for analyzing the microRNA (miRNA) transcriptome in plants.

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miRDP2

miRDeep-P2: accurate and fast analysis of the microRNA transcriptome in plants.

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PmiREN

A comprehensive encyclopedia of plant miRNAs.

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Publications

2019

Elucidation of the microRNA Transcriptome in Western Corn Rootworm Reveals Its Dynamic and Evolutionary Complexity.

Yang X#, Fishilevich E, German M, Gandra P, McEwan R, Billion A, Knorr E, Vilcinskas A, Narva E#.

Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics. In press.

2019

PmiREN: a comprehensive encyclopedia of plant miRNAs.

Guo Z*, Kuang Z*, Wang Y*, Zhao Y*, Tao Y, Cheng C, Yang J, Lu X, Hao C, Wang T, Cao X, Wei J, Li L#, Yang X#.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Oct 11.[Epub ahead of print].

2019

miRDeep-P2: accurate and fast analysis of the microRNA transcriptome in plants.

Kuang Z*, Wang Y*, Li L#, Yang X#.

Bioinformatics. 2019 Jul 15;35(14):2521-2522.

2017

GC-rich coding sequences reduce transposon-like, small RNA-mediated transgene silencing.

Sidorenko LV, Lee TF, Woosley A, Moskal WA, Bevan SA, Merlo PAO, Walsh TA, Wang X, Weaver S, Glancy TP, Wang P, Yang X, Sriram S, Meyers BC.

Nat Plants. 2017 Nov;3(11):875-884.

2017

Expression of a novel bi-directional Brassica napus promoter in soybean.

Chennareddy S, Cicak T, Clark L, Russell S, Skokut M, Beringer J, Yang X, Jia Y, Gupta M.

Transgenic Res. 2017 Dec;26(6):727-738.

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People

Dr. Xiaozeng Yang

Professor

Dr. Qianqian Zhang

Associate Professor

Dr. Yongxin Zhao

Assistant Professor

Dr. Fei Shen

Assistant professor

Dr. Ying Wang

Research Assistant

Dr. Yajuan Qin

Postdoc

Fei Yang

Research Assistant

Zheng Kuang

Joint-training PhD candidate (PKU)

Zhonglong Guo

Joint-training PhD candidate (PKU)

Jing Yang

Joint-training MS candidate (SNNU)

Xiayang Lu

Joint-training MS candidate (SNNU)

Zhonglin Wang

Joint-training MS candidate (CAU)

Chen Cheng

Joint-training MS candidate (CAU)

Pan Yang

Joint-training MS candidate (FAFU)

Shiwen Yang

Joint-training MS candidate (BJFU)

Hao He

Intership (CAU)

Jobs

Research assistant

We are always looking for research assistant to join our lab. In particular, we are seeking people with molecular biology or bioinformatics background. Experience with NGS (next generation sequencing) experiment or data analysis is a plus but not required. To apply, email CVs to yangxiaozeng@baafs.net.cn.

Postdoc

We currently have two opening positions:
1) Studying huge amount of genomic data from maize to dig out important traits related genes.
2) Developing new NGS (next generation sequencing) methods or strategies for different applications.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the field of biology, bioinformatics, bio-statistics, or related field by the start date.
If you are interested, please email to yangxiaozeng@baafs.net.cn.

Contacts

Address:No.9 zhonglu shuguanghuayuan, Haidian District, Beijing
地址:北京市海淀区曙光花园中路9号 北京市农林科学院

Tel:010-51503774
电话:010-51503774

Email:yangxiaozeng@baafs.net.cn