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Yihan Xia

Doctoral student

What I work with

I started my PhD in Pheromone Group in November 2015. The project of my PhD is focused on insect pheromone production in genetically modified plants. It has already been proved that some of the most common moth pheromone compounds can be produced in tobacco plants by transient expression of the necessary genes. The aim of my PhD project is to further demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of production of insect pheromones in so called plant factories by a synthetic biology approach.

My background

I come from China and I was born in Quzhou, which is a small city in Zhejiang Province in southeastern of China. I went to Nanjing Agriculture University (NAU) to start my bachelor study in year 2008, majored in ecology. After this I majored in Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control at NAU by studying the sex pheromone biosynthesis in rice stem borer Chilo suppressalis and graduated with Master's degree in June 2015.

I love swimming, various kinds of ball games and science, and I am very glad for the opportunity to perform PhD studies and research in the Pheromone group!

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E-mail: yihan [dot] xia [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Functional zoology

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