PROF. ZHANG, Jianhua (張建華)

Dean of the Faculty of Science
Chair Professor of the Department
EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Plant Physiology (University of Lancaster, England)
B.Sc. in Agronomy (Jiangsu Agricultural College, China)

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Plant physiology and molecular biology under environmental stresses
  • Crop production under water-limited condition

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current research grants as Principal Investigator:

  1. 2012 Shenzhen Government, The Peacock Scheme (Overseas Talents Innovation & Entrepreneurship Funding Scheme), as Leader of the Innovative Team on Agricultural Biotechnology, for “Applied research of plant molecular biotechnology on modern agriculture”, RMB 30,000,000. Jan 2012-Dec 2017.
  2. 2015 Hong Kong Research Grant Council, General Research Fund “Cloning and Functional Study of A Rice Temperature Sensitive Female Sterility Gene.” HK$ 911,269 from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2018. (14122415).
  3. 2016 Hong Kong Research Grant Council, General Research Fund “Use transcriptome analysis to uncover the genetic distinction between superior and inferior rice spikelets of different grain filling efficiency”. HK$ 760,796 from 01-01-2017 to 31-12-2019. (14160516).
  4. 2017 Hong Kong Research Grant Council, General Research Fund “Molecular mechanism of sensing moisture by rice coleorhiza during germination”. HK$ 1,220,589. from 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2020. (14177617).

Current research grants as Co-Investigator:

  1. 2014-2021, Research Grants Council (RGC) Areas of Excellence Scheme (AoE) Grant “Center for organelle biogenesis and function”, Project Coordinator: Prof Jiang Liwen, HK$47,250,000 (AoE/M-05/12).
  2. 2017-2025, Research Grants Council (RGC) Areas of Excellence Scheme (AoE) Grant “Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security”, Project Coordinator: Prof Honming Lam, HK$81,156,000, (AoE/M-403/16).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Section A – Five most representative publications in recent five years

  1. Jin Y, Ye N, Zhu F, Li H, Wang J, Jiang L, Zhang J*. 2017. Calcium-dependent protein kinase CPK28 targets the methionine adenosyltransferases for degradation by the 26S proteasome and affects ethylene biosynthesis and lignin deposition in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 90, 304-318. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13493.
  2. Zhu, Fu-Yuan; Chen, Mo-Xian; Ye, Neng-Hui; Shi, Lu; Ma, Kai-Long; Yang, Jing-Fang; Cao, Yun-Ying; Zhang, Youjun; Yoshida, Takuya; Fernie, Alisdair; Fan, Guang-Yi; Wen, Bo; Zhou, Ruo; Liu, Tieyuan; Fan, Tao; Gao, Bei; Zhang, Di; Hao, Gei-Fei; Xiao, Shi; Liu, Ying-Gao; Zhang J*. 2017. Proteogenomic analysis reveals alternative splicing and translation as part of the abscisic acid response in Arabidopsis seedlings. The Plant Journal, online doi: 10.1111/tpj.13571.
  3. Yuan W, Zhang D, Song T, Xu F, Lin S, Xu W, Li Q, Zhu Y, Liang J, Zhang J*. 2017. Arabidopsis plasma membrane H+-ATPase genes AHA2 and AHA7 have distinct and overlapping roles in the modulation of root tip H+ efflux in response to low-phosphorus stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 68. 1731-1741. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx040.
  4. Wang G, Hao S, Gao B, Chen M, Liu Y, Yang J, Ye N, Zhang J*. 2017. Regulation of Gene Expression in the Remobilization of Carbon Reserves in Rice Stems During Grain Filling. Plant and Cell Physiology, online doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcx072.
  5. Wang Z, Zhang W, Beebout S, Zhang H, Liu L, Yang J, Zhang J*. 2016. Grain yield, water and nitrogen use efficiencies of rice as influenced by irrigation regimes and their interaction with nitrogen rates. Field Crops Research 193, 54-69.

Section B – Five representative publications beyond the recent five-year period with the latest publication entered first

  1. Yang J, Zhang J*. 2006. Grain filling of cereals under soil drying. New Phytologist 169, 223-236. (Invited Tansley Review)
  2. Zhang J*, Jia W, Yang J, Ismail AM. 2006. Role of ABA in integrating plant responses to drought and salt stresses. Field Crops Research 97, 111-119. (Invited Review)
  3. Kang S, Zhang J*. 2004. Controlled alternate partial rootzone irrigation: its physiological consequences and impact on water use efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 2437-2446. (Invited Review)
  4. Yang J, Zhang J*. 2010. Grain-filling problem in ‘super’ rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 61, 1-5. (Invited Review)
  5. Zhang J*. 2011. China’s success in increasing per capita food production. Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 3707-11. (Invited Review)

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: jzhang@hkbu.edu.hk
Office: FSC701A
Office Tel: (+852) 3411 7011