Full time faculty

Adjunct professor

Chair professor

Administration

Yijun QI

Yijun Qi, Ph.D

Professor, Changjiang Scholar, Recipient of the National Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Scientists of China

Education

2001

1998

Ph.D, Molecular Biology, Zhejiang University, China

M.Sc, Plant Virology, Zhejiang Agricultural University, China

1995

B.Sc, Plant Pathology, Nanjing Argriculatural University, Nanjing, China

Professional Experience

2011-present     Professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China

2010-2011

Associate Investigator, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China

2006-2010

Assistant Investigator, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China

2004-2006

Postdoctoral fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

2001-2004

Postdoctoral researcher, The Ohio State University, USA

 

Research Area

Functions and mechanisms of small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs in plants, Mechanisms of epigenetics in plants

 

 

Selected Publications:

 

1.       Fang, X. and Qi, Y.* (2016) RNAi in plants: An Argonaute-centered view. The Plant Cell, 28: 272-285 (Review)

2.       Ye, R., Chen, Z., Lian, B., Rowley, M., Xia, N., Chai, J., Li, Y., Wierzbicki A., and Qi, Y. (2016) A Dicer-independent route for biogenesis of siRNAs that direct DNA methylation in Arabidopsis. Molecular Cell, 61: 222-235

3.       Fang, X., Cui, Y., Li, Y., and Qi, Y.* (2015) Transcription and processing of primary miRNAs are coupled by Elongator complex in Arabidopsis. Nature Plants, doi:10.1038/nplants.2015.75

4.       Wu, J., Yang, Z., Wang, Y., Zheng, L., Ye, R., Ji, Y., Zhao, S., Ji, S., Liu, R., Xu, L., Zheng, H., Zhou, Y., Zhang, X., Cao, X., Xie, L., Wu, Z. *, Qi, Y.*, and Li, Y.* (2015) Viral-Inducible Argonaute18 confers broad-spectrum virus resistance in rice by sequestering a host microRNA. eLife, 10.7554/eLife.05733

5.       Wu, X., Shi, Y., Li, J.,  Xu, L., Fang, Y., Li, X., and Qi, Y.* (2013). A role for the RNA-binding protein MOS2 in microRNA maturation in Arabidopsis. Cell ResearchúČ23: 645-657

6.       Ye, R. #, Wang, W. #, Iki, T., Liu, C., Wu, Y., Ishikawa M., Zhou, X., and Qi, Y.* (2012). Cytoplasmic assembly and selective nuclear import of Arabidopsis ARGONAUTE4/siRNA complexes. Molecular Cell, 46: 859-870

7.       Wei, W. #, Ba, Z. #, Gao, M., Wu, Y., Ma, Y., Amiard, S., White, C., Danielsen, J., Yang, Y., and Qi, Y.* (2012). A role for small RNAs in DNA double-strand break repair. Cell, 149:101-112

8.       Wang, W. #, Ye, R. #, Xin, Y., Feng, X., Li, C., Zhou, X., and Qi, Y.* (2011). An Importin β protein negatively regulates microRNA activity in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 23: 3565-3576

9.       Wu, L. #, Zhou, H. #, Zhang, Q., Ni, F., Liu, C., and Qi, Y.* (2010). DNA methylation mediated by a microRNA pathway. Molecular Cell, 38: 465-475

10.   Wu, L., Zhang, Q., Zhou, H., Ni, F., Wu, X., and Qi, Y.* (2009). Rice microRNA effector complexes and targets. The Plant Cell, 21: 3421-3435

11.   Mi, S. #, Cai, T. #, Hu Y., Chen Y., Hodges E., Ni F., Wu L., Li S., Zhou H., Long C., Chen S., Hannon G., and Qi, Y.* (2008) Sorting of small RNAs into Arabidopsis Argonaute complexes is directed by the 5’ terminal nucleotide. Cell, 133: 116-127

12.   Zhao, T. #, Li, G. #, Mi, S., Li, S., Hannon, G., Wang, X.-J.*, and Qi, Y*. (2007). A complex system of small RNAs in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Genes and Development, 29: 1190-1203

 

 

Contact

 qiyijunATtsinghua.edu.cn

 



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