What I work with
My research spans from moth pheromone biosynthesis genes to plant expression insect derived genes. I have cloned a terminal fatty-acyl-CoA desaturase gene from winter moth, the first desaturase with such special activity. I'm currently working with moth pheromone production by using plants.
I was born in 1982, in a small city in northeast of China, and spent 7 years in Harbin for my Bachelor degree in forestry and Master degree in forest tree genetics and breeding, in Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China. In 2008 I started as PhD student in the Pheromone group, studying pheromone variation and speciation in moths. My thesis was defended in Feb 2014.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Sequence variation determining stereochemistry of a delta-11 desaturase active in moth sex pheromone biosynthesis
- The Yeast ATF1 Acetyltransferase Efficiently Acetylates Insect Pheromone Alcohols: Implications for the Biological Production of Moth Pheromones.
- Two fatty acyl reductases involved in moth pheromone biosynthesis
- Evolutionary mechanisms of pheromone divergence in moths and butterflies – pheromone-mediated assortative mating and speciation
- The pheromone brewery: Production of insect pheromones in plants and yeast cell factories
Downloads & links
Thesis (pdf, 4 MB)