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Kun LU
Last name : LU
First name : Kun
Entrance year : 2019
Occupation : Professor
Company : Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Birthdate : 1980/02/27
Language : English, Chinese (Simplified)
Address : Southwest Universtiy Tiansheng Road 2 Beibei 400716 Chongqing / China
Main fields of interest :
  • Seeds, genetics
Professional experience : Dr. Kun Lu is Professor and Vice Dean at College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest University (SWU), China; Director of Engineering Research Center of South Upland Agriculture, Ministry of Education, China, and Vice Dean of Academy of Agricultural Sciences, SWU. Prof. Lu’s research is in the fields of Molecular Genetics and Population Genetics in Brassica napus. He is particularly interested in unravelling the genetic and epigenetic basis and molecular mechanism underlying the establishment of high yield and harvest index through the integration of multiple types of omics data. In the SWU, Prof. Lu regularly lectures and publishes in international journals and serve as secretary for organizing international conferences for crop improvement and has been the recipient of several scholarships and grants, including the NSFC, the National Key Research and Development Plan of China. He has served as an Editorial Board Member of PLOS ONE, PeerJ and Oil Crop Science, and reviewer for the NSFC and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and for more than 20 international journals, including Plant Cell and Plant Biotechnology Journal. He has published more than 100 research articles in peer-review journals, including Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, PNAS and Plant Biotechnology Journal, and won the Outstanding Young Teacher in Chongqing Award and Young Innovator Award of Oil Crop Branch of Corp Science Society.
Education : 09/2004 – 06/2008 Ph.D., Southwest University, Chongqing, P. R. China Nutritional Molecular Biology of Crops 09/2002 – 06/2004 M.Sc., Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, P. R. China Ecology: Agricultural Ecology & Sustainable Ecosystems 09/1998 – 06/2002 B.Sc., Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, P. R. China Agronomy: Physiology and Biochemistry of Crops
Selected publications : 1. Niu, Yue, Wu, Limin, Li, Yanhua, Huang, Hualei, Qian, Mingchao, Sun, Wei, Zhu, Hong, Xu, Yuanfang, Fan, Yonghai, Mahmood, Umer, Xu, Benbo, Zhang, Kai, Qu, Cunmin, Li, Jiana, Lu, Kun* (2020) Deciphering the transcriptional regulatory networks that control size, color, and oil content in Brassica rapa seeds. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2020 13: 87. IF2018= 5.452. 2. Qu, Cunmin#, Yin, Nengwen#, Chen, Si#, Wang, Shuxian, Chen, Xingyu, Zhao, Huiyan, Shen, Shulin, Fu, Fuyou, Zhou, Baojin, Xu, Xinfu, Liu, Liezhao, Lu, Kun*, Li, Jiana* (2020) Comparative analysis of the metabolic profiles of yellow- vs. black-seeded rapeseed using UPLC−HESI-MS/MS and transcriptome analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 68: 3033–3049. IF2018= 3.571. 3. Lu, Kun#, Wei, Lijuan#, Li, Xiaolong#, Wang, Yuntong, Wu, Jian, Liu, Miao, Zhang, Chao, Chen, Zhiyou, Xiao, Zhongchun, Jian, Hongju, Cheng, Feng, Zhang, Kai, Du, Hai, Cheng, Xinchao, Qu, Cunming, Qian, Wei, Liu, Liezhao, Wang, Rui, Zou, Qingyuan, Ying, Jiamin, Xu, Xingfu, Mei, Jiaqing, Liang, Ying, Chai, You-Rong, Tang, Zhanglin, Wan, Huafang, Ni, Yu, He, Yajun, Lin, Na, Fan, Yonghai, Sun, Wei, Li, Nan-Nan, Zhou, Gang, Zheng, Hongkun, Wang, Xiaowu*, Paterson, Andrew H.*, Li, Jiana* (2019) Whole-genome resequencing reveals Brassica napus origin and genetic loci involved in its improvement. Nature Communications. 10: 1154 IF2017= 11.878. 4. Lu, Kun*,#, Li, Tian#, He, Jian#, Chang, Wei#, Zhang, Rui, Liu, Miao, Yu, Mengna, Fan, Yonghai, Ma, Jinqi, Sun, Wei, Qu, Cunmin, Liu, Liezhao, Li, Nannan, Liang, Ying, Wang, Rui, Qian, Wei, Tang, Zhanglin, Xu, Xinfu, Lei, Bo, Zhang, Kai*, Li, Jiana* (2018) qPrimerDB: A thermodynamics-based gene-specific qPCR primer database for 147 organisms. Nucleic Acids Research 46: D1229–D1236. IF2017= 11.147. 5. Lu, Kun#,*, Peng, Liu#, Zhang, Chao, Lu, Junhua, Yang, Bo, Xiao, Zhongchun, Liang, Ying, Xu, Xingfu, Qu, Cunmin, Zhang, Kai, Liu, Liezhao, Zhu, Qinlong, Fu, Minglian, Yuan, Xiaoyan, Li, Jiana* (2017) Genome-wide association and transcriptome analyses reveal candidate genes underlying yield-determining traits in Brassica napus. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 206. IF2018= 4.106. 6. Qu, Cunmin#, Fu, Fuyou#, Lu, Kun#, Zhang, Kai, Wang, Rui, Xu, Xinfu, Wang, Min, Lu, Junxing, Wan, Huafang, Tang Zhanglin, Li, Jiana. (2013) Differential accumulation of phenolic compounds and expression of related genes in black- and yellow-seeded Brassica napus. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(10): 2885−2898