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Name: KONG Zhaosheng
Title: Ph.D, Professor
Dept.: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics
Tel: +86-10-64806099
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E-mail: zskong@im.ac.cn
Add.: NO.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China
Background:
2011-Present, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007 -2012, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis
2002-2006, Ph. D, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000-2002, Lecturer, College of Life Sciences, Tianjin Normal University
1997-2000, M.S., College of Agronomy, Shanxi Agricultural University
1993-1997, B.S., College of Agronomy, Shanxi Agricultural University

Research interests:
Cell biological mechanism about plant-microbe interaction; Bio-synthesis of cellulose and cotton fiber improvement.
Awards & Honors:
2002, Second Class Award for Excellent Presentation for Youth Teacher, Tianjin Normal University
1998, “Zhoushi” Scholarship, Shanxi Agricultural University
1998, First Class Prize for Excellent Dissertation, Shanxi Agricultural University
1996, Second Class Scholarship for Excellent Student, Shanxi agricultural University
1995, A Special Prize for the “Top Ten Students” of Shanxi Agricultural University
1995, First Class Scholarship for Excellent Student, Shanxi agricultural University
1994, First Class Scholarship for Excellent Student, Shanxi agricultural University

Selected Publications and Books:

1.         Guangda Wang, Chaofeng Wang, Weiwei Liu, Li Dong, Juan Tian, Yanjun Yu, and Zhaosheng Kong*. (2018). Augmin antagonizes katanin at microtubule crossovers to control the dynamic organization of plant cortical arrays. Current Biology, 28: 1311-1317

 

2.         Zhidi Feng, Juan Tian, Libo Han, Yuan Geng, Jie Sun*, and Zhaosheng Kong*. (2018). The Myosin5-mediated actomyosin motility system is required for Verticillium pathogenesis of cotton. Environmental Microbiology, 20:1607-1621(Cover story)

 

3.         Shenghao Zou, Huan Wang, Yiwen Li, Zhaosheng Kong, and Dingzhong Tang*. (2018). The NB-LRR gene Pm60 confers powdery mildew resistance in wheat. New Phytologist, 218: 298-309

 

4.         Chaofeng Wang#, Weiwei Liu#, Guangda Wang#, Jun Li, Li Dong, Libo Han, Qi Wang, Juan Tian, Yanjun Yu, Caixia Gao, and Zhaosheng Kong*.(2017). KTN80 confers precision to microtubule severing by specific targeting of katanin complexes in plant cells. EMBO Journal, 36: 3435-3447(Cover story)

 

5.         Yujia Leng#, Yaolong Yang#, Deyong Ren#, Lichao Huang, Liping Dai, Yuqiong Wang, Long Chen, Zhengjun Tu, Yihong Gao, Xueyong Li, Li Zhu, Jiang Hu, Guangheng Zhang, Zhenyu Gao, Longbiao Guo, Zhaosheng Kong, Yongjun Lin, Qian Qian*, and Dali Zeng*.(2017).A rice PECTATE LYASE-LIKE Gene is required for plant growth and leaf senescence. Plant Physiology, 174:1151-1166

 

6.         Jiliang Hu#, Huanjie Yang#, Jinye Mu, Tiancong Lu,  Juli Peng, Xian Deng, Zhaosheng Kong,  Shilai Bao, Xiaofeng Cao, and Jianru Zuo*. (2017). Nitric oxide regulates protein methylation during stress responses in plants. Molecular Cell, 67:702-710

 

7.         Shundai Li, Logan Bashline, Yunzhen Zheng, Xiaoran Xin, Shixin Huang, Zhaosheng Kong, Seong H. Kim, Daniel J. Cosgroveb, and Ying Gu*. (2016). Cellulose synthase complexes act in a concerted fashion to synthesize highly aggregated cellulose in secondary cell walls of plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113: 11348-11353

 

8.         Libo Han#, Yuanbao Li#, Yongduo Sun, Haiyun Wang, Zhaosheng Kong, and Guixian Xia*. (2016) The two domains of cotton WLIM1a protein are functionally divergent. Science China Life Sciences, 59206-212

 

9.         Liangliang Chen#, Yuancheng Peng#, Juan Tian, Xiaohong Wang, Zhaosheng Kong, Tonglin Mao, Ming Yuan, and Yunhai Li. (2016). TCS1, a microtubule-binding protein, interacts with KCBP/ZWICHEL to regulate trichome cell shape in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS Genetics, 12:e1006266

 

10.     Juan Tian, Libo Han, Zhidi Feng, Guangda Wang, Weiwei Liu, Yinping Ma, Yanjun Yu, and Zhaosheng Kong*. (2015). Orchestration of microtubules and the actin cytoskeleton in trichome cell shape determination by a plant-unique kinesin. eLIFE, 4: eLife09351

 

11.     Guangheng Wu, Simu Liu, Yaofei Zhao, Wei Wang, Zhaosheng Kong, and Dingzhong Tang*. (2015). ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE4 Associates with CLATHRIN HEAVY CHAIN2 and Modulates Plant Immunity by Regulating Relocation of EDR1 in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 27: 857-873 

 

12.     Zhaosheng Kong, Motohide Ioki, Siobhan Braybrook, Shundai Li, Zheng-Hua Ye, Yuh-Ru Julie Lee, Takashi Hotta, Anny Chang, Juan Tian, Guangda Wang and Bo Liu*. (2015). Kinesin-4 Functions in Vesicular Transport on Cortical Microtubules and Regulates Cell Wall Mechanics during Cell Elongation in Plants. Molecular Plant, 7: 1011-1023

 

13.     Fenni Lv, Haihai Wang, Xinyu Wang, Libo Han, Yinping Ma, Sen Wang, Zhidi Feng, Xiaowei Niu, Caiping Cai, Zhaosheng Kong, Tianzhen Zhang and Wangzhen Guo*. (2015). GhCFE1A, a dynamic linker between the ER network and actin cytoskeleton, plays an important role in cotton fire cell initiation and elongation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 7: 1877-1989

 

14.     Ting Liu#, Juan Tian#, Guangda Wang#, Yanjun Yu, Chaofeng Wang, Yinping Ma, Xiaxia Zhang, Guixian Xia, Bo Liu, and Zhaosheng Kong*. (2014) Augmin Triggers Microtubule-dependent Microtubule Nucleation in Interphase Plant Cells. Current Biology, 24: 2708-2713

 

15.     Libo Han, Yuanbao Li, Haiyun Wang, Xiaomin Wu, Chunli Li, Ming Luo, Shenjie Wu, Zhaosheng Kong, Yan Pei, Gaili Jiao, and Gui-xian Xia. (2013) The Dual Functions of WLIM1a in Cell Elongation and Secondary Wall Formation in Developing Cotton Fibers. Plant Cell, 11: 4421-4438.

 

16.     Takashi Hotta,  Zhaosheng Kong, Chin-Min Ho, Cui-jing Tracy Zeng, Tetsuya Horio, Sophia Fong, Trang Vuong, Yu-Rue Julie Lee, and Bo Liu. (2012). Characterization of the Arabidopsis Augmin Complex Uncovers Its Critical Function in the Assembly of the Acentrosomal Spindle and Phragmoplast Microtubule Arrays. Plant Cell, 24: 1494-1509.

 

17.     Chin-Min Ho#,Takashi Hotta#, Zhaosheng Kong#, Cuijing Tracy Zeng#, Jie Sun, Yu-Rue Lee, and Bo Liu. (2011). Augmin plays a critical role in organizing the spindle and phragmoplast microtubule arrays in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23: 2606-2618.

 

18.     Zhaosheng Kong, Takashi Hotta, Y.-R. Julie Lee, Tetsuya Horio and Bo Liu. (2010). The γ-tubulin complex protein GCP4 is required for organizing functional microtubule arrays in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 22: 191–204. (Cover story)

 

19.     Longbiao Guo#, Chin-Min Ho#, Zhaosheng Kong#, Yu-Rue Lee, Qian Qian and Bo Liu. (2009). Evaluating the microtubule cytoskeleton and its interacting proteins in monocots by mining the rice genome. Annals of Botany, 103: 387-402.

 

20.     Wenqiang Yang, Zhaosheng Kong, Edith Omo-Ikerodah, Wenying Xu, Qun Li and Yongbiao Xue. (2008). Calcineurin B-like interacting protein kinase OsCIPK23 functions in pollination and drought stress responses in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 35: 531-543.

 

21.     Meina Li, Wenying Xu, Wenqiang Yang, Zhaosheng Kong and Yongbiao Xue. (2007). Genome-wide gene expression profiling reveals conserved and novel molecular functions of the stigma in rice. Plant Physiology, 144: 1797-812.

 

22.     Zhaosheng Kong, Wenying Xu, Qun Li and Yongbiao Xue. (2007). Identification, expression and functional analysis of a receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase, OsRLCK1, in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49: 898-907.

 

23.     Zhaosheng Kong, Meina Li, Wenqiang Yang, Wenying Xu and Yongbiao Xue. (2006). A Novel Nuclear-Localized CCCH-type Zinc Finger Protein, OsDOS, Is Involved in Delaying Leaf Senescence in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiology, 141: 1376–1388.

 

24.     Lefu Lan#, Meina Li#, Ying Lai#, Wenying Xu, Zhaosheng Kong, Kai Ying, Bin Han and Yongbiao Xue. (2005). Microarray analysis reveals similarities and variations in genetic programs involved in pollination/fertilization and stress responses in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Molecular Biology, 59: 151–164.

 

25.     Lefu Lan#, Wei Chen#, Ying Lai, Jinfeng Suo, Zhaosheng Kong, Can Li, Ying Lu, Yujun Zhang, Xiangyu Zhao, Xiansheng Zhang, Yansheng Zhang, Bin Han, Jing Cheng and Yongbiao Xue. (2004). Monitoring of gene expression profiles and isolation of candidate genes involved in pollination and fertilization in rice (Oryza sativa L.) with a 10K cDNA microarray. Plant Molecular Biology, 54: 471–487.

 

 

 

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