Xiujuan Yang

Dr Xiujuan Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - 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?   

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Assistant Researcher of cereal breeding Beijing Genomics Institute
  • Education

    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
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Email: xiujuan.yang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7102
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Wine Innovation Central, floor 4
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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