Dr. Lei Shi, Professor. Graduated from ChinaAgricultureUniversity and attained bachelor's degree in 1989. In 1999, he obtained his PhD degree from the IOB. From 2001, has assumed the position as professor of the IOB; Currently Dr. Shi is the director of the In Vitro Plant Germplasm Collection, BRC-CAS; executive deputy director of the Ornamental Plant Sub-center, Tianjin Industrial Technology Innovation and Incubation Center, CAS; deputy director of Ornamental Plant Committee, National Forest Variety Certification Committee; executive member of the China Flower Association and secretary general of the Fern Committee of the China Flower Association, executive member of the China Wild Plant Conservation Association, deputy director of Science Technology Committee as well as deputy director and the secretary general of the Fern Conservation Committee; executive member of the Chinese Society of Horticultural Science; member of Academic Committee, IBCAS. He is pursuing the study on ex situ conservation and sustainable use of wild plant resources. He has led more than 30 national and CAS projects; was awarded 1 technological second prize award at provincial or ministerial levels and has gained 8 appraisements of achievement; published more than 140 scientific papers or books; obtained 12 state-authorized patents; and obtained 8 new certificated varieties.

Email:shilei@ibcas.ac.cn Tel:86-10-62836270

Research Focus:

(1) Investigation and collection of important regional plant resources;

(2) Ex situ conservation of plant resources and research of its adaptability mechanism;

(3) Research and development of in vitro preservation and rapid propagation technology of plant resources;

(4) New varieties breeding, industrialization demonstration and spread.


1. Li Y., Zhang Y.L., Jiang C.D., Wang T., Wang Q.,Shi L.* . 2010. Effect of storage temperature on spore viability and early gametophyte development of three vulnerable species in Alsophila (Cyatheaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 58(2): 89-96
2. Chai Y.Y., Jiang C.D., Shi L., Shi T.S., Gu W.B.*. 2010. Effects of exogenous spermine on sweet sorghum during germination under salinity. Biologia Plantarum 54(1): 145-148
3. Wang X.N., Chen S.X., Zhang H., Shi L., Cao F.L., Guo L.H., Xie Y.M., Wang T., Yan X.F., Dai S.J.*. 2010. Desiccation tolerance mechanism in resurrection fern-ally Selaginella tamariscina revealed by physiological and proteomic analysis. Journal of Proteome Research 9(12):6561-6577
4. Zhang Z.J., Jiang C.D., Zhang J.Z., Zhang H.J., Shi L.*. 2009. Ecophysiological evaluation of the potential invasiveness of Rhus typhina in its non-native habitats, Tree Physiology 29: 1307-1316
5. Mao S.Y., Jiang C.D.*, Zhang W.H., Shi L.*, Zhang J.Z., W. SoonChow, Yang J.C. 2009. Water translocation between ramets of strawberry during soil drying and its effects on photosynthetic performance. Physiologia Plantarum 137: 225–234
6. Cui H.X.*, Gu X.H., Shi L. 2009. In vitro proliferation from axillary buds and ex vitro protocol for effective propagation of Syringa × hyacinthiflora ‘Luo Lan Zi’. Scientia Horticulturea 121(2): 186-191
7. Li J., Xing Q., Chen W.L., Guo D.H, Shi L.*. 2009,Tissue culture and rapid propagation of Chirita medica D. FANG EX W.T. WANG. Propagation of Ornamental Plants 9(2): 97-101
8. Zhang K.M., Shi L.*, Jiang C.D., W.L. Tim-Chun. 2008. Gametophyte morphology and development of six Chinese species of Pteris (Pteridaceae). American Fern Journal 98 (1): 33–41
9. Zhang K.M., Shi L.*, Jiang C.D., Li Z.Y.. 2008. Ageratina adenophora inhibits spore germination and gametophyte development of Macrothelypteris torresiana. Journal of Integrative Plant Botany 50(5): 559-564
10. Zhang K.M., Shi L.*, Jiang C.D., Li Z.Y. 2007. Root, stem and leaf extracts of the invasive weed, Ageratina adenophora, inhibit gametophyte development of Pteris finotii. Allelopathy Journal 20(1):203-212
11. Tang Z.H., Lin H.H., Shi L.*, Chen W.L. 2007. Rapid in vitro multiplication of Chirita longgangensis W. T. Wang: an Endemic and Endangered Gesneriaceae Species in China. HortScience 42 (3): 638-641
12. Tang Z.H., Lin H.H., Shi L.*, Chen W.L. 2007. In Vitro Propagation of Chirita heterotricha Merr. Propagation of ornamental plants 7 (1): 43-48
13. Jiang C.D., Gao H..Y., Zou Q., Shi L. 2007. Effects of Iron Deficiency on Photosynthesis II Function in Soybean Leaf. Journal of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology 33(1):53-60
14. Jiang C.D., Shi L.*, Gao H.Y., G. Schansker, S.Z.Toth, R.J.Strasser. 2006. Development of photosystems 2 and 1 during leaf growth in grapevine seedlings probed by chlorophyII a fluorescence transient and 820 nm transmission in vivo. Photosynthetica 44 (3): 454-463
15. Shi L.*, Zhang Z.J., Zhang C.Y., Zhang J.Z. 2004. Effects of Sand Burial on Survival, Growth, Gas Exchange and Biomass Allocation in Ulmus pumila Seedlings in The Hunshandak Sandland. Annal of Botany 94:553-560
16. Zhang Z.J., Shi L.*, Zhang J.Z., Zhang C.Y. 2004. Photosynthesis and growth responses of Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch to soil water availability. Photosynthetica 42 (1): 87-92
17. Zhang J.Z., Shi L.*, Shi A.P., Zhang Q.X.. 2004. Photosynthetic responses of four Hosta cultivars to shade treatments. Photosynthetica 42 (2): 213-218