The "biological nitrogen fixation and legume biology" research team focused on legumes and rhizobia as the main research system, focused on the frontier of basic biology and important issues of green agriculture, and used multi-disciplinary methods such as genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics and microbiology to reveal the interaction and symbiotic nitrogen fixation mechanism between legumes and rhizobia, The key genes controlling stress resistance and important agronomic traits of leguminous crops should be mined, the varieties of leguminous crops should be improved accurately, and the efficient rhizobia agents should be screened and popularized.
       We have set up several excellent research platforms, including equipment for biochemical, molecular, and developmental biology, a stable and efficient soybean transformation facility, more than 1000 accessions of cultivated and wild soybean core collection for GWAS studies, highly-configured bioinformatics platform, artificial-controlled culture chambers with total area of hundreds of square meters, and agricultural field for research trial.
       Focusing on "biological nitrogen fixation and legume biology", our team has established solid foundation and obtained excellent progresses in the following research areas:
[1] The molecular mechanisms of legume-rhizobium interaction, nodule development, and nitrogen fixation.
[2] The genetic, molecular, and developmental basis, and the domestication mechanisms underlying the key agricultural traits in soybean.
[3] Gene editing and molecular breeding in soybean.
       We always welcome young talents with different academic backgrounds to join our team and to pursue your dreams.