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chen jianqun


Chen Jianqun Ph.D

Office: Life Science Building B416



E-mail: Chenjq(at)nju.edu.cn







Research Interests

Molecular Ecology and Evolution of plant R genes

Plant-insect relationships, Plant resistance to insects and/or to pathogens

EPG(electrical penetration graph)

Plant Ecology, Chemical Ecology, Plant resistance gene

Risk of transgene spread (biosafety)


Sept. 1979-July 1983

Department of Biology, Nanjing University, China,

B.S. (Botany)

Sept. 1983-June 1986

Department of Biology, Nanjing University, China,

M.S. (Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology)

Oct. 1993- Dec. 1996

National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, France,

National Institute of Agricultural Researches (INRA), France,

Ph.D. (Biochemistry)                      

Professional Experience

July 1986-Oct. 1988

Assistant in the Department of Biology, Nanjing University

Nov. 1988-Feb. 1997 Lecturer in the Department of Biology, Nanjing University
Mar. 1997-Dec. 1998 Associate Professor, Vice Chairman of the Department of Biology, Nanjing University
Jan. 1999-  Chairman of the Department of Biology, Nanjing University
June 2001-July 2001 Visiting Scientist, Centro Ciencias Medioambientales (CCMA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) de Espana
Sept. 2001-Sept. 2002 Visiting Scientist, the Department of Ecology and Evolution, The University of Chicago

Selected publications

    Yang S, Li J, Zhang X, Zhang Q, Huang J, Chen J-Q, Hartl DL, Tian D. (2013) Rapidly evolving R genes in diverse grass species confer resistance to rice blast disease. PNAS 110: 18572-18577
    Yang S, Yuan Y, Wang L, Li J, Wang W, Liu H, Chen JQ, Hurst LD, Tian D. (2012) Great majority of recombination events in Arabidopsis are gene conversion events. PNAS 109 :20992-20997
    Yue J-X, Meyers BC, Chen J-Q, Tian D, Yang S. (2012) Tracing the origin and evolutionary history of plant nucleotide-binding site-leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) genes. New Phytologist 193: 1049–1063
    Wu Y, Yuan HZ, Tan SJ, Chen JQ, Tian D, Yang HW (2011) Increased complexity of gene structure and base composition in vertebrates. Journal of Genetics and Genomics 38: 297-305
    Zhang X, Feng Y, Chen H, Tian D, Yang S, Chen J-Q (2011) Relative evolutionary rates of NBS-encoding genes revealed by soybean segmental duplication. Mol Genet Genomics 285: 79-90
    Yang H, Zhong Y, Peng C, Chen JQ, Tian D. (2010) Important role of indels in somatic mutations of human cancer genes. BMC Med Genet 11:128
    Li J, Ding J, Zhang W, Zhang Y, Tang P, Chen JQ, Tian D, Yang S. (2010) Unique pattern of number evolution in gramineous NBS-LRR genes. Mol Genet Genomics 283:427–438
    Chen JQ, Wu Y, Yang H, Bergelson J, Kreitman M, Tian D. (2009) Variation in the ratio of nucleotide substitution and indel rates across genomes in mammals and bacteria. Mol Biol Evol 26:1523-31
    Zhang Y, Wang J, Zhang X, Chen JQ, Tian D, Yang S. (2009) Genetic signature of rice domestication shown by a variety of genes. J Mol Evol 68:393-402
    Zhu L, Zhang Y, Zhang W, Yang S, Chen JQ, Tian D. (2009) Patterns of exon-intron architecture variation of genes in eukaryotic genomes. BMC Genomics 10:47
    Tian D, Wang Q, Zhang P, Araki H, Yang S, Kreitman M, Nagylaki T, Hudson R, Bergelson J & Chen JQ. (2008) Single-nucleotide mutation rate increases close to indels in eukaryotes. Nature 455:105-108
    Sun X, Zhang Y, Yang S, Chen JQ, Hohn B, Tian D (2008) Insertion DNA promotes ectopic recombination during meiosis in Arabidopsis. Mol Biol Evol 25: 2079-2083
    Yang S, Gu T, Pan C, Feng Z, Ding J, Hang Y, Chen JQ, Tian D (2008) Genetic variation of NBS-LRR class resistance genes in rice lines. Theor Appl Genet 116:165-177
    Yang S, Zhang X, Yue JX, Tian D, Chen JQ. (2008) Recent duplication dominates the expansion of the NBS-encoding genes in two woody species Mol Genet Genomics 280: 187-198
    Ding J, Zhang W, Jing Z, Chen JQ, Tian D (2007) Unique pattern of R-gene variation within populations in Arabidopsis. Mol Genet Genomics 277:619-629
    Ding J, Araki H, Wang Q, Zhang P, Chen JQ, Tian D (2007) Highly asymmetric rice genomes. BMC Genomics 8:154
    Yang S, Feng Z, Zhang X, Jiang K, Jin X, Hang Y, Chen JQ, Tian D (2006) Genome-wide investigation on the genetic variations of rice disease resistance genes. Plant Mol Biol 62:181-193
    Shen J, Araki H, Chen L, Chen JQ, Tian D (2006) Unique evolutionary mechanism in R-genes under the presence/absence polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 172 (2):1243-50
    Zhou T, Wang Y, Chen JQ, Araki H, Jing Z, Jiang K, Shen J, Tian D (2004) Genome-wide identification of NBS genes in rice reveals significant expansion of divergent non-TIR NBS Genes. Mol Genet Genomics 271:402-415
    Zhang Y, Zhang D, Li W, Chen JQ (2003) A novel real-time quantitative PCR method using universal template probe. Nucleic Acids Res 31(20):e123

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