Chinese Academy of Sciences



Hong-Wei Xue was issued the Bachelor and Doctorial degree in 1991 and 1996, from East-China Normal University and Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, CAS, respectively. Dr. Xue then went to Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany for postdoctoral research (1996-1998).
The main interests of Xue’s group include: 1) functional mechanisms of plant hormone and protein modification in hormone effects, with the emphasis on signaling network of auxin, and how protein phosphoryation/degradation regualte hormone effects; and 2) genetic and epi-genetic regulation of seed development.
 Xue’s group has successfully identified the key factors in perceiving/mediating auxin and brassinosteroids, illustrated the regulatory mechanism of phospholipids in polar auxin transport, and characterized the important components of hormone signaling; and systemically studied the fucntions of hormones, transcription factors, and DNA methylation in early seed/endosperm development. He has published more than 30 papers in Nature Communications, EMBO J, Plant Cell, Cell Research, and was invited for reviews in Current Opinion of Plant Biology or Biochemical J. 
Currently Dr. Xue serves as the member of the editorial board of Plant Physiology (2011-); Molecular Plant (2008-); Cell Research (2006-).