为了加强各学科之间的思想交流与碰撞，促进学术交流，第十七期“研究生学术论坛”将邀请来自德国明斯特大学植物学专业的徐树青教授开讲：Evolutionary genetics and genomics of plant adaptation.欢迎各位老师和同学踊跃参加本期论坛！
开讲内容：Evolutionary genetics and genomics of plant adaptation.
Shu Qing Xu, PhD, W2 Professor (Permanent) ,University of Münster, Germany
ACE Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-2018
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, European Commission,2013-2015
Prospective Researchers Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation ,2012-2013
Ph.D., Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2007-2011
M.S., MSc in Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004-2007
B.S., Bachelor, China Agricultural University, 2000-2004
Understanding the genetic and genomic mechanisms of how organisms adapt to their natural environments is one of central topics in evolutionary biology and ecology. Prof.Xu’s group uses N. attenuata as model plant to investigate the adaptive traits that are involved in plant-insect interactions, such as plant defense against herbivores. The two key questions they are addressing are:
1) which genes are underlying those traits in N. attenuata?
2) how did these traits evolve?
Representative peer-reviewed articles：
Rogers SM., Xu S., Schlüter PM. Introduction: integrative molecular ecology is rapidly advancing the study of adaptation and speciation. Molecular Ecology. 2017; 26 (1).
Byers K.J.R.P, Xu S.* and Schlüter P.M.* Molecular mechanisms of adaptation and speciation: why do we need an integrative approach? Molecular Ecology. 2017; 26 (1).
Xu S.*, Schlüter PM, Schiestl FP. Pollinator-driven speciation in sexually deceptive orchids. International Journal of Ecology. 2012; 285081.
Schäfer, M., Brütting, C., Xu, S., Ling, Z., Steppuhn, A., Baldwin, I. T. and Schuman, M.C. * NaMYB8 regulates distinct, optimally distributed herbivore defense traits. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 2017.
Xu S.*#, Brockmöller T. #, Navarro A., Gase K., Lin Z., Zhou W., Stanke M., Tang H., Lyons E., Kuhl H., Timmermann B., Gaquerel E. *, Baldwin I. T.* Wild tobacco genomes reveal the evolution of nicotine biosynthesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA,2017
Durrant M., Boyer J., Zhou W., Baldwin I.T. and Xu S.*. Evidence for an evolutionary hourglass pattern in herbivory-induced transcriptomic responses. New Phytologist, 2017.