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DR. LIAO Pan (廖攀)

Assistant Professor

(+852) 3411 8329
(+852) 3411 8329
RRS 832


Ph.D. (HKU)

Master (SHNU, China)

B.Sc. (GDUPT, China)


  1. Ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals

Nature Plants, Plant Physiology, Journal of Advanced Research, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Horticulture Research, Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Genetics, Plant Science, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Microbial Cell Factories, IJMS, Biomolecules, Nutrients, Molecules, Bioengineering, Metabolites, Biologia, Bioresources and Bioprocessing, Horticultural Plant Journal etc.


  1. Invited talk
  1. Thinking of novel ways for insect management in Soybeans, Dec 13, 2022, Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (26), Hong Kong, China (online).
  2. Emission mechanisms of phenylpropanoids/benzenoids volatiles and pathway discovery of anti-cancer monoterpenes in plants, December 5, 2022, HKU, Hong Kong, China.
  3. Biosynthesis of monoterpenoids and release mechanisms of volatile phenylpropanoids/benzenoids in plants, November 14, 2022, CUHK, Hong Kong, China.
  4. Discovery of thymohydroquinone biosynthesis in Lamiaceae. 2021. 5th International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food, Aug 25-30, 2021, Nanchang, China (presented online).
  5. Investigation on terpenoid biosynthesis and the release of volatiles from cells to environment. 2021 China-USA Joint Symposium of Natural Product Biotechnology, Jan 18-19, 2021, Hangzhou, China (presented online).
  6. Investigation on terpenoid, phenylpropanoid or lipid biosynthesis & regulation through combinational use of omics in model and medicinal plants. Dec 18, 2020, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China (online).
  7. A new role of cuticle on volatile emission from petunia flowers. International Symposium on “Garden Plant Germplasm Innovation and Utilization”. Dec 27, 2020, Hangzhou, China (online).
  8. Is cuticle affect the release of volatiles from petunia flowers into the atmosphere? 4th International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (ISPMF 2020), Nov 30-Dec 5, 2020, Xi’an, China (online).
  9. Transgenic tomato overexpressing Brassica juncea 3-HYDROXY-3-METHYLGLUTARYL-COA SYNTHASE1 enhances health-promoting vitamin E, carotenoids, squalene and phytosterols. Third International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food, August 25-30, 2018, Kunming, China.
  10. Metabolic engineering of the MVA pathway for isoprenoid production in plants. 2nd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food, April 7-10, 2017, Fuzhou, China.
  11. The potential of the mevalonate pathway for enhanced isoprenoid production: RNA sequencing analysis to understand how transgenic tobacco overexpressing Brassica 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase influences plant growth and development. June 13, 2016, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, 67083 Strasbourg, France.
  12. Manipulation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase for health-promoting isoprenoid production. International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (ISPMF 2015), June 26-29, 2015, Shanghai, China.
  13. Freeze-resistant flowers from transgenic Arabidopsis overexpressing ACYLCOENZYME A-BINDING PROTEIN6. August 15, 2014; The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.