Dr. Haichun Jing, Professor, head of Division of Scienti?c Research of IOB, CAS, Member of the InstituteAcademic Committee. 1986 and 1989, BSc and MSc Lanzhou University. 1986-1989, MSc Lanzhou University.1989-1996, Research Assistant, Associate professor, Vice director (Since1994) Soil and Fertilizer Institute,Tianjin Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 1996-1999, Visitor DLO-CPRO (PRI), the Netherlands. 1999-2004,PhD University of Groningen, the Netherlands. 2004-2007, Senior Researcher, Rothamsted Research, UK.2008-Present, Group leader, IOB, CAS. Our group focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism of sweet sorghum stem-sugar accumulation, salt and drought tolerance and biomass production. We hope to develop sweet sorghum into a multipurpose biofuel crop. In other aspect, we also do some work related to plant senescence regulation. In 2012, we published two reviews about regulation of leaf senescence and sweet sorghum breeding, and one collaboration paper.

Email: hcjing@ibcas.ac.cn;Tel: 010-62836576

Research Focus:

1. Understanding of the molecular mechanism of sweet sorghum traits related to biomass and biofuel production.

2Plant senescence regulation.


Zheng LY, Guo XS, He B, Sun LY, Peng Y, Dong SS, Liu TF, Jiang SY, Ramachandran S, Liu CM and Jing HC* (2011) Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in sweet and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolour). Genome Biology (Accepted)


Zheng LY, Guo XS, He B, Sun LY, Peng Y, Dong SS, Liu TF, Jiang SY, Ramachandran S, Liu CM and Jing HC* (2011) Genome data from sweet and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolour). GigaScience http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100012.


Shirzadian-Khorramabad R, Jing HC(Co-first author), Everts GE, Schippers JHM, Hille Jand Dijkwel PP (2010) A mutation in the cytosolic O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase induces a genome-dependent early leaf death phenotype in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology 10:80 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-10-80


Jing HC *, Bayon C, Kanyuka K, Berry S, Wenzl P, Huttner E, Kilian A and Hammond-Kosack KE. (2009) DArT markers: diversity analyses, genomes comparison, mapping and integration with SSR markers in Triticum monococcum. BMC Genomics 10:458, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-458


Hofinger BJ, Jing HC, Hammond-Kosack KE and Kanyuka K. (2009) High-resolution melting analysis of cDNA-derived PCR amplicons for rapid and cost-effective identification of novel alleles in barley. Theor Appl Genet 119 (5): 851-865


Jing HC, Hebeler R, Oeljeklaus S, Sitek B, Stühler K, Meyer HE, Sturre MJG, Hille J, Warscheid B, Dijkwel PP. (2008) Early leaf senescence is associated with an altered cellular redox balance in Arabidopsis cpr5/old1 mutants. Plant Biology 10 Suppl 1:85-98. (Plant Senescence Special Issue)


Jing HC and Dijkwel PP. (2008) CPR5, a jack of all trades in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3: 562–563.


Jing HC, Lovell D, Gutteridge R, Jenk D, Kornyukhin D, Mitrofanova OP, Kema GHJ and Hammond-Kosack K (2008) Phenotypic and genetic analysis of Triticum monococcum – Mycosphaerella graminicola interaction. New Phytologist 179:1121-1132.


Jing HC, Anderson L, Sturre MJG, Hille J and Dijkwel PP(2007) Arabidopsis CPR5 is a senescence-regulatory gene with pleiotropic functions as predicted by the evolutionary theory of senescence. J. Exp. Bot. 58:3885-94. Epub 2007 Nov 22.


Jing HC, Kornyukhin D, Kanyuka K, Orford S, Zlatska A, Mitrofanova OP, Koebner R and Hammond-Kosack K (2007) Identification of variation in adaptively important traits and genome wide analysis of trait-marker associations in Triticum monococcum. J. Exp. Bot. 58:3749-64.


Schippers JHM, Jing HC (Co-first author), Hille J, and Dijkwel PP (2006) Developmental and hormonal regulation of leaf senescence. In Senescence Processes in Plants. Blackwell publisher. (Book chapter)


Jing HC, Lovell D, Kornyukhin D, Kanyuka K, Tearall K, Phillips A, Orford S, Koebner R, Mitrofanova OP, and Hammond-Kosack K. (2005) New approaches for durable disease resistance in wheat, Proceeding of the BCPC International Congress & Exhibition – Crop Science & Technology. P963-970.


Jing HC, Schippers JHM, Hille J, and Dijkwel PP (2005) Ethylene-induced leaf senescence depends on age-related changes and OLD genes in Arabidopsis, J. Exp. Bot. 56:2915-23


Jing HC, Hille J and Dijkwel PP (2003) Ageing in plants: conserved strategies and novel pathways, Plant Biology 5, 455-464.


Jing HC, Sturre MJG, Hille J and Dijkwel PP(2002) Arabidopsis onset of leaf death mutants identify a regulatory pathway controlling leaf senescence. The Plant J. 32, 51-64.