Dr Xiujuan Yang
ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Yang received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2018 and is in her early career as a postdoc investigating plant reproduction and seeds development.
1) The female germ cell is differentiated from a group of somatic cells called nucellus in the ovule. What are the cues to determine the fate of the selected one and how the germline communicate with adjacent cells?
2) Cereal crops like rice, barley, and wheat have a significantly large volume of nucellus cells in the ovule than Arabidopsis. How does the nucellus perform its maternal control to grain development and what genetic regulators are involved?
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2020 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2011 - 2014 Assistant Researcher of cereal breeding Beijing Genomics Institute
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2008 - 2011 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Master of Molecular Biology 2004 - 2008 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Bachelor of Biotechnology
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor MADS-box gene function and conservation in barley and arabidopsis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dominic James Lyford 2023 Co-Supervisor Dissecting the MADS-box interactome during barley ovule and seed development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ling Xu 2021 Co-Supervisor Molecular components of grain fill and quality in cereals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Juhiana Abdul Abbass Hantush Al-Jabiry
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