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Kang Chong
Plant Molecular Developmental Physiology     Professor
1984, BC, Lanzhou university. 1988, MS, Lanzhou university. 1993, PhD, Lanzhou university. 1993-1997, Postdoc, Lanzhou University, CAS and Tohoku University. 1984-1995, Assistant, Lecturer, Lanzhou University. 1995-present, Associate Professor, Professor, Institute of Botany, CAS and UCAS. Prof. Chong collaborated with Dow Agrosciences LLC and Pudure University, and Hong Kong University of Science & technology in molecular biology. He obtained NSFC funding as a distinguished young scholar. He was enrolled as a national member of "New Century Hundreds and Thousands of Talents Project". He was also the national correspondent of the International Association of Plant Biotechnology and the president of the chromosome genome protein branch of the Chinese Society for Cell Biology. He has published more than 60 papers on national journals, such as Cell、 Nature Communications、PNAS、EMBO J、Plant Cell etc.
Tel:010-62836517 E-mail:chongk@ibcas.ac.cn
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  • Lab Members
  • Kang Chong

    Professor
    chongk@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836517
  • Yunyuan Xu

    Professor
    xuyy@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836683
  • Jingyu Zhang

    Professor
    jingyuzhang@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836695
  • Lijing Xing

    Professor
    xinglijing@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836695
  • Dongfeng Liu

    Research Associate
    dfliu@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836695
  • Wei Luo

    Associate Professor
    luowei@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836695
  • Ke Li

    Senior Engineer
    li-ke@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836213
  • Yuda Niu

    Engineer
    niuyuda@ibcas.ac.cn
    010-62836213
  • Yongyan Tang

    Postdoc
    tangyongyan8826@163.com
    010-62836214
  • Xiaoqyu Guo

    Postdoc
    guoxiaoyu91@126.com
    010-62836214
  • Changxuan Xia

    PhD student
    634599754@qq.com
    010-62836214
  • Wensi Yang

    PhD student
    yangwensi0720@126.com
    010-62836214
  • Jinglei Feng

    PhD student
    jingleif@163.com
    010-62836214
  • Zhitao Li

    PhD student
    Lzt92616@sina.cn
    010-62836214
  • Hong Zhao

    PhD student
    zhaohong0714@163.com
    010-62836214
  • Hanwen Deng

    PhD student
    hanwendeng001@163.com
    010-62836214
  • Pengfang Yang

    PhD student

  • Ying Gao

    PhD student
    gaoying1192464226@163.com
    010-62836214
  • Shengtao Luo

    PhD student
    1250229530@qq.com
    010-62836214
  • Yahui Li

    PhD student

    010-62836214
  • Qi Dong

    MSc student

    010-62836214
  • Zhongliang Wang

    PhD student

  • Zhiqun Lv

    MSc student

    010-62836214
  • Mingwang Liu

    PhD student

  • Pingping Liu

    MSc student

    010-62836214
  • Shuangshuang Zheng

    PhD student

  • Shenli Sun

    MSc student

  • Yandong Zhang

    MSc student

  • Yao Fu

    MSc student

  • Yuting Miao

    MSc student

  • Jianglong Zhang

    MSc student

  • Chunjiang Liu

    MSc student

  • Shanshan Shen

    MSc student

  • Jie Cao

    MSc student

Publications
  • Xiao J*, Liu B, Yao YY, Guo ZF, Jia HY, Kong LR, Zhang AM, Ma WJ, Ni ZF, Xu SB, Lu F, Jiao YN, Yang WY, Lin XL, Sun SL, Lu ZF, Gao LF, Zhao GY, Cao SH, Chen Q, Zhang KP, Wang MC, Wang M, Hu ZR, Guo WL, Li GQ, Ma X, Li JM, Han FP, Fu XD, Ma ZQ, Wang DW*, Zhang XY*, Ling GQ*, Xia GM*, Tong YP*, Liu ZY*, He ZH*, Jia JZ*,Chong K*. 2022. Wheat genomic study for genetic improvement of traits in China. Science China-Life Sciences, 65(9):1718-1775 [more]
  • Luo W#, Huan Q#, Xu YY, Qian WF, Chong K*,Zhang JY*. 2021. Integrated global analysis reveals a vitamin E-vitamin K1 sub-network, downstream of COLD1, underlying rice chilling tolerance divergence.Cell Reports,36: 109397
  • Xu SJ, Dong Q, Deng M, Lin DX, Xiao J, Cheng PL, Xing LJ, Niu YD, Gao CX, Zhang WH, Xu YY, Chong K*. 2021. A vernalization-induced long non-coding RNA VAS together with transcription factor TaRF2b activates TaVRN1 for flowering in hexaploid wheat. Molecular Plant, 14: 1529-1538
  • Tang YY#, Gao CC#, Gao Y, Yang Y, Shi BY, Yu JL, Lv C, Sun BF, Wang HL, Xu YY, Yang YG*, Chong K*. 2020. OsNSUN2-Mediated 5-methylcytosine mRNA modification enhances rice adaptation to high temperature. Developmental Cell,53: 272+-[more]
  • Ge Q#, Zhang YY#, Xu YY, Bai MY, Luo W, Wang B, Niu YD, Zhao Y, Li SS, Weng YX, Wang ZY, Qian Q, Chong K*. 2019.  Cyclophilin OsCYP20-2 with a novel variant integrates defense and cell elongation for chilling response in rice. New Phytologist225:2453-2467 [more]
  • Zhang JY, Li XM, Lin HX, Chong K*. 2019. Crop improvement through temperature resilience. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 70: 753-780[more]
  • Zhang DJ#, Guo XY#, Xu YY, Li H, Ma L, Yao XF, Weng YX, Guo Y, Liu CM, Chong K*. 2019. OsCIPK7 point‐mutation leads to conformation and kinase‐activity change for sensing cold response. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 61: 1194-1200[more]
  • Xu SJ, Xiao J, Yin F, Guo XY, Xing LJ, Xu YY, Chong K*. 2019. The protein modifications of O-GlcNAcylation and phosphorylation mediate vernalization response for flowering in winter wheat. Plant Physiology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.00081[more]
  • Guo XY, Liu,DF, Chong K*. 2018. Cold signaling in plants: Insights into mechanisms and regulation. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 60: 745-756[more]
  • Xu SJ, Chong K*. 2018. Remembering winter through vernalisation. Nature Plants, 4: 997-1009 [more]
  • Huan Q, MaoZW, Chong K*, Zhang JY*. 2018. Global analysis of H3K4me3/H3K27me3 in Brachypodium distachyon reveals VRN3 as critical epigenetic regulation point in vernalization and provides insights into epigenetic memory. New Phytologist, 219: 1373-1387[more]
  • Xing LJ, Liu Y, Xu SJ, Xiao J, Wang B, Deng HW, Lu Z, Xu YY, Chong K*. 2018. Arabidopsis O-GlcNAc transferase SEC activates histone methyltransferase ATX1 to regulate flowering. EMBO Journal, 37: e98115[more]
  • Chen LP, Zhao Y, Xu SJ, Zhang ZY, Xu YY, Zhang JY,  Chong K*. 2018. OsMADS57 together with OsTB1 coordinates transcription of its target OsWRKY94 and D14 to switch its organogenesis to defense for cold adaptation in rice. New Phytologist, 218: 219-231
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  • Zhang ZY, Li JH, Li L, Liu HH, Yang WS, Chong K*, Xu YY*. 2017. OsMAPK3 phosphorylates OsbHLH002/OsICE1 and inhibits its ubiquitination to activate OsTPP1 and enhances rice chilling tolerance. Developmental Cell, 43: 731-743

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  • Tang YY#, Liu HH#, Guo SY, Wang B, Li ZT, Chong K*, Xu YY*. 2017. OsmiR396d miRNA affects gibberellin and brassinosteroid signaling to regulate plant architecture. Plant Physiology, 175: 1-44[more]
  • Guo XY, Xu SJ, Chong K*. 2017. Cold signal shuttles from membrane to nucleus. Molecular Cell, 66: 7-8[more]
  • Wang L, Chong K*. 2016. The essential role of cytokin in signaling in root apical meristem formation during somatic embryogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 1196-1200[more]
  • Zhang JY, Luo W, Zhao Y, Xu YY, Song SH, Chong K*. 2016. Comparative metabolomic analysis reveals a reactive oxygen species-dominated dynamic model underlying chilling environment adaptation and tolerance in rice. New Phytologist, 211: 1295-1310[more]
  • Ma Y#, Dai XY#, Xu YY#, Luo W#, Zheng XM, Zeng DL, Pan YJ, Lin XL, Liu HH, Zhang DJ, Xiao J, Guo XY, Xu SJ, Niu YD, Jin JB, Zhang H, Xu X, Li LG, Wang W, Qian Q, Ge S, Chong K*. 2015. COLD1 confers chilling tolerance in rice. Cell, 160: 1209-1221[more]
  • Zhang C, Bai MY, Chong K*. 2014. Brassinosteroid-mediated regulation of agronomic traits in rice. Plant Cell Reports, 33: 683-696

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  • Liu H, Guo S, Xu Y, Li C, Zhang Z, Zhang D, Xu S, Zhang C, Chong K*. 2014. OsmiR396d-regulated OsGRFs function in floral organogenesis in rice through binding to their targets OsJMJ706 and OsCR4. Plant Physiology, 165: 160-174

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  • Xiao J, Xu SJ, Li CH, Xu YY, Xing LJ, Niu YD Huan Q, Tang Y, Zhao CP, Wagner D, Gao CX, Chong K*. 2014. O-GlcNAc-mediated interaction between VER2 and TaGRP2 elicits TaVRN1 mRNA accumulation during vernalization in winter wheat. Nature Communications, 5: 4572[more]
  • Chong K*, Xu ZH. 2014. Investment in plant research and development bears fruit in China. Plant Cell Reports, 33: 541-550[more]
  • Zhang JY, Mao ZW, Chong K*. 2013. A global profiling of uncapped mRNAs under cold stress reveals specific decay patterns and endonucleolytic cleavages in Brachypodium distachyon. Genome Biology, 14: R92[more]
  • Zhang YY, Li BB, Xu YY, Li H, Li SS, Zhang DJ, Mao ZW, Guo SY, Yang CH, Weng YW, Chong K*. 2013. The cyclophilin CYP20-2 modulates the conformation of BRASSINAZOLE-RESISTANT1, which binds the promoter of FLOWERING LOCUS D to regulate flowering in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25: 2504-2521[more]
  • Guo SY#, Xu YY*, Liu HH, Mao ZW, Zhang C, Ma Y, Zhang QR, Meng Z, Chong K*. 2013. The interaction between OsMADS57 and OsTB1 modulates rice tillering via DWARF14. Nature Communications, 4: 1566-1574[more]
  • Zhang C, Xu YY, Guo SY, Zhu JY, Huan Q, Liu HH, Wang L, Luo GZ, Wang XJ, Chong K*. 2012. Dynamics of brassinosteroid response modulated by negative regulator LIC in rice. PLoS Genetics, 8: e1002686[more]
  • Li CJ, Liu ZJ, Zhang QR, Wang RZ, Xiao LT, Ma H, Chong K, Xu YY*. 2012. SKP1 is involved in abscisic acid signalling to regulate seed germination, stomatal opening and root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell and Environment, 35: 952-965[more]
  • Li J, Xu YY, Chong K*. 2012. The novel functions of kinesin motor proteins in plants. Protoplasma, 249: 95-100[more]
  • Li C, Liu Z, Zhang Q, Wang R, Xiao L, Ma H, Chong K, Xu Y*. 2012. SKP1 is involved in ABA signaling to regulate seed germination, stomatal opening and root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell and Environment, 35: 952-965[more]
  • Du C, Chong K*. 2011. ARF-GTPase activating protein mediates auxin influx carrier AUX1 early endosome trafficking to regulate auxin dependent plant development. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6: 1-3[more]
  • Chen N, Xu Y, Wang X, Du C, Du J, Yuan M, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2011. OsRAN2, essential for mitosis, enhances cold tolerance in rice by promoting export of intranuclear tubulin and maintaining cell division under cold stress. Plant Cell and Environment, 34: 52-64[more]
  • Liu Y, Xu Y, Xiao J, Ma Q, Li D, Xue Z, Chong K*. 2011. OsDOG, a gibberellin-induced A20 / AN1 zinc-finger protein, negatively regulates gibberellin-mediated cell elongation in rice. Journal of Plant Physiology, 10: 1098-1105[more]
  • Li W, Han Y, Tao F, Chong K*. 2011. Knockdown of SAMS genes encoding S-adenosyl-l-methionine synthetases causes methylation alterations of DNAs and histones and leads to late flowering in rice. Journal of Plant Physiology, 168: 1837–1843[more]
  • Du C, Xu Y, Wang Y, Chong K*. 2011. Adenosine diphosphate ribosylation factor-GTPase-activating protein stimulates the transport of AUX1 endosome, which relies on actin cytoskeletal organization in rice root development. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 53: 698–709[more]
  • Cao H, Guo S, Xu Y, Jiang K, Jones AM, Chong K*. 2011. Reduced expression of a gene encoding a Golgi localized monosaccharide transporter (OsGMST1) confers hypersensitivity to salt in rice (Oryza sativa). Journal of Experimental Botany, 62: 4595-4604[more]
  • Du C, Chong K*. 2011. ARF-GTPase activating protein mediates auxin influx carrier AUX1 early endosome trafficking to regulate auxin dependent plant development. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 11: 1-3[more]
  • Li J, Jiang J, Qian Q, Xu Y, Zhang C, Xiao J, Du C, Luo W, Zou G, Chen M, Huang Y, Feng Yi, Cheng Z, Yuan M, Chong K*. 2011. Mutation of rice BC12/GDD1, which encodes a kinesin-like protein that binds to a GA biosynthesis gene promoter, leads to dwarfism with impaired cell elongation. Plant Cell, 2: 628-640[more]
  • Li B, Xu W, Xu Y, Zhang Y, Wang T, Bai Y, Han C, Zhang A, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2010. Integrative study on proteomics, molecular physiology and genetics reveals an accumulation of cyclophilin-like protein, TaCYP20-2, leads to increase of Rht protein and dwarf in a novel GA-insensitive mutant (gaid) in wheat. Journal of Proteome Research, 8: 4242-4253[more]
  • Ma Q, Dai X, Xu Y, Guo J, Liu Y, Chen N, Xiao J, Zhang D, Xu Z, Zhang X, Chong K*. 2009. Enhanced tolerance to chilling stress in OsMYB3R-2 transgenic rice is mediated by alteration in cell cycle and ectopic expression of stress genes. Plant Physiology, 150: 244-256[more]
  • Li D, Wang L, Wang M, Xu Y, Luo W, Liu Y, Xu Z, Li J, Chong K*. 2009. Engineering OsBAK1 gene as a molecular tool to improve rice architecture for high yield. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 7: 791–806[more]
  • Wang L, Wang Z, Xu Y, Joo SH, Kim SK, Xue Z, Xu Z, Wang Z, Chong K*. 2009. OsGSR1 is involved in cross-talk between gibberellins and brassinosteroids in rice. Plant Journal, 57: 498-510[more]
  • Xing LJ, Li J, Xu YY, Xu ZH, Chong K*. 2009. Phosphorylation modification of wheat lectin VER2 is associated with vernalization-induced O-GlcNAc signaling and intracellular motility. PLoS ONE, 4: e4854[more]
  • Han Y, Cao H, Jiang J, Xu Y, Du J, Wang X, Yuan M, Wang Z, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2008. The rice ROOT ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATED1 binds the proteasome subunit RPT4 and is degraded in a D-box and proteasome dependent manner. Plant Physiology, 148: 843-855[more]
  • Wang X, Zhang Y, Ma Q, Zhang Z, Xue Y, Bao S, Chong K*. 2007. SKB1-mediated symmetric dimethylation of histone H4R3 controls flowering time in Arabidopsis. The EMBO Journal, 26: 1934-1941[more]
  • Dai XY, Xu YY, Ma QB, Xu WY, Wang T, Xue YB, Chong K*. 2007. Overexpression of a R1R2R3 MYB Gene,OsMYB3R-2,Increases Tolerance to Freezing,Drought,and Salt Stress in Transgenic Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 143: 1739-1751[more]
  • Wang X, Xu Y, Han Y, Bao S, Du J, Yuan M, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2006. Overexpression of RAN1 in rice and Arabidopsis alters primordial meristem, mitotic progress and sensitivity to auxin. Plant Physiology, 140: 91-101[more]
  • Zhuang X, Jiang J, Li J, Ma Q, Xu Y, Xue Y, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2006. Overexpression of OsAGAP, an ARF-GAP, interferes with auxin influx, vesicle trafficking and root development. Plant Journal, 48: 581-591[more]
  • Xu Y, Wang X, Li J, Li J, Wu J, John C. Walker, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2005. Activation of the WUS gene induces ectopic initiation of foral meristems on mature stem surface in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 57: 773-784[more]
  • Zhuang X, Xu Y, Chong K*, Lan L, Xue Y, Xu Z. 2005. OsAGAP, an ARF-GAP from rice, regulates root development dependent mediated by auxin in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell and Environment, 28: 147–156[more]
  • Wang Z, Liang Y, Li C, Xu Y, Lan L, Chen C, Xu Z, Xue Y, Chong K*. 2005. Identification of another development-related genes by gene expression profiling with a 10-K cDNA microarray in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Molecular Biology, 58: 721-737[more]
  • Ge L, Chen H, Jiang J, Zhao Y, Xu M, Xu Y, Tan K, Xu Z, Chong K*. 2004. Overexpression of OsRAA1 causes pleiotropic phenotypes in transgenic rice plants, including altered leaf, flower and root development and root response to gravity. Plant Physiology, 135: 1502-1513[more]
  • Yong W, Xu Y, Xu W, Li N, Wu J, Liang T, Chong K, Xu ZH, Tan KH*. 2003. Vernalization-induced flowering in wheat is mediated by a lectin-like gene VER2. Planta, 217: 261-270[more]
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