Wang's lab of biological nitrogen fixation and legume biology was set up in the State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Adaptation and Improvement. Our research team uses soybean, peanut, Lotus japonicus, Arabidopsis and rhizobia as the main research systems, and various methods of multi-omics, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, bioinformatics, and structural biology, to study important basic scientific questions and applied questions in sustainable agriculture. These include the molecular mechanisms of the legume-rhizobium interactions and symbiotic nitrogen fixation, as well as their response to environmental stimuli and various hormones (brassinosteroids, strigolactones, abscisic acid, and auxin), and their applications in green agriculture. Meanwhile, we also aim to the precise improvement of legume varieties by molecular design.
       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.