National Key Laboratory
The State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research (formerly The National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engneering) was first established in January, 1987 and officially recognized by Ministry of Science and Technology in September, 1990. Professor Zhihong Xu is currently serving as the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Laboratory, and Professor Yuxian Zhu is the Director. The Laboratory has 34 professors, 1 professor-level senior engineer and 6 associate or assistant professors. The lab has three members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Professors Zhihong Xu, Yuxian Zhu, Jindong Zhao) and one USAS academy fellow/ 1000-Talent Scientist (Professor Xing-Wang Deng), eight Cheung-kung Scholars, ten NSFC Excellent Young Scientists, five Young 1000-Talent Scientist and one Young Excellent Talent. We have five principal scientists of National Key Basic Research Program over the past a few years. Scientists in the lab has made significant progresses in several important aspects of basic research that resulted in publications in top academic journals such as Nature, Cell, Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Methods. Altogether, scientists from this Laboratory has published 291 peer-reviewed research articles and review papers, including three in Cell, one each in Nature, Science, Nat Biotechnol., Nat Methods, Nat. Cell Biol. and Nat. Neurosci., two each in Nature Genetics, Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. and Nat. Chem Biol. We have also published in Genome Res. (2), Mol Cell (1)、Cell Res. (13), Autophagy (1), Nat Commun. (3), Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. (1), Genome Biol. (1), Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. (10), Brief Bioinform. (1), Curr Biol. (2), Nucleic Acids Res. (11), Mol Biol Evol (2), Plant Cell (16) and Elife (1). The total SCI impact factors of these published papers are greater than 2100, with an average impact factor 6.79 for each paper. We have published 83 papers in Journals with SCI impact factor greater than 9, that accounted for a more than four-fold increase when compared with the last evaluation period between year 2006 and year 2010.
Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education