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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] Takashi Hotta,  Zhaosheng Kong, Chin-Min Ho, Cui-jing Tracy Zeng, Tetsuya Horio, Sophia Fong, Trang Vuong, Yuh-Ru 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.
 
[2] 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. (*Co-First Author)
 
[3] 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)

[4] 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.  (*Co-First Author)

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

[9] 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.
 
[10] 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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