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Chen Qin

Sourse:   Date:2020-09-17

Chen Qin , PhD, Professor 
College of Food Science and Engineering 
Northwest A & F University
No.3 Taicheng Road, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, China
Tel:86-18901355068 (cell)
e-mail: chenpeter2289@nwsuaf.edu.cn or 781763291@qq.com 
Birth place: Qiqihar, China


       Ph.D., Biological Science, 1991.  Rennes University I, Rennes, France

      M.Sc., Plant breeding and Genetics, 1982. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

B.Sc., Agronomy, 1979. Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China.


2012 - present: Professor of potato genetic and breeding, College of Agronomy, Northwest A & F University, Yanling, ShanxiChina. Research on potato improvement, genomics, biotechnology, crop management and agronomy.

1993– 2012: Research Scientist on potato germplasm enhancement, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre, Canada. Duties and responsibilities: Potato germplasm enhancement and cultivar improvement.

1991-1993 Visiting fellow with Dr. J. Jahier, Plant Research Centre, INRA, Le Rheu, Rennes, France

1982-1987 Research Scientist, Chinese Academic of Agriculture Sciences, Beijing, China

RESEARCH interests

Working on potato molecular cytogenetics, germplasm enhancement and genetic breeding.

Achievements to Date

Breeding or co-development of 15 new potato cultivars with high yield, early maturity and disease resistance, especially the pigmented potato breeding subject is world-leading. Developed more than hundreds of new potato clones carry high starch and antioxidant contents.  Initiated and co-ordinated as project leader, 20 international and national research projects with scientists from Canada, USA, England and Japan.


Zhao P, Ye M., Wang R., Wang D., Chen Q *. Systematic identification and functional analysis of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) bZIP transcription factors and overexpression of potato bZIP transcription factor StbZIP-65 enhances salt tolerance. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2020,161:155-167.

Zhang C., Kong N., Cao M., Wang, D., Chen, Y.*, Chen, Q.* Evolutionary significance of amino acid permease transporters in 17 plants from Chlorophyta to Angiospermae.BMC Genomics. 2020, 21:391.

Liu H., Cao M., Chen X., Ye M., Zhao P., Nan Y., Li W., Zhang C., Kong L., Kong N., Yang C., Chen Y., Wang D., Chen Q .*. Genome-Wide Analysis of the Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain (LBD) Gene Family in Solanum tuberosum.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019,20:5360.

Nie, T., Wang, D., Ma, X., Chen, Y.*, Chen, Q.*. Analysis of Key Genes Involved in Potato Anthocyanin Biosynthesis Based on Genomics and Transcriptomics Data. 201910: 603.

Yang C., Wang, D., Zhang, C., Kong, N., Ma, H.*, Chen, Q.* Comparative Analysis of the PIN Auxin Transporter Gene Family in Different Plant Species: A Focus on Structural and Expression Profiling of PINs in Solanum tuberosum. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019, 20(13):3270.

Li, W., Dong, J., Cao, M., Gao, X., Wang, D., Liu, B., Chen, Q.*. Genome-wide identification and characterization of HD-ZIP genes in potato. Gene. 2019, 697: 103-117.

Zhao P., Wang D., Wang R., Kong N., Zhang C., Yang C., Wu W., Ma H., Chen Q.*. Genome-wide analysis of the potato Hsp20 gene family: identification, genomic organization and expression profiles in response to heat stress. BMC Genomics. 2018, 19(1):61.

Liu B., Zhao SH., Tan F., Zhao H., Wang D., Si H., Chen, Q.*. Changes in ROS production and antioxidant capacity during tuber dormancy release in potato. FOOD CHEM..2017, 237: 205-213.

Ma Y., Yan C., Li H., Wu W., Liu Y., Wang Y., Chen, Q.* and Ma H*. Bioinformatics prediction and evolution analysis of arabinogalactan proteins in the plant kingdom. Front. Plant Sci., 2017, 8: 66.

Yang L., Wang D., Xu Y., Zhao H., Wang L., Cao X., Chen Y.*, Chen Q.*.A New Resistance Gene against Potato Late Blight Originating from Solanum pinnatisectum Located on Potato Chromosome 7. Fronties in Plant Science. 2017, 8:1729.

Gao J., Cao X., Shi S., Ma Y., Wang K., Liu S., Chen D., Chen, Q.*, Ma H*. Genome-wide survey of Aux/IAA gene family members in potato (Solanum tuberosum): Identification, expression analysis, and evaluation of their roles in tuber development. Biochem.Bioph. Res. Co., 2016, 471: 320-327.

Ma H., Cao X., Shi S., Li S., Gao J., Ma Y., Zhao Q., Chen, Q.* Genome-wide survey and expression analysis of the amino acid transporter superfamily in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Plant Physiol. Biochem., 2016, 107: (2016) 164-177.