Honglong Zhao: Plant Physiology First Author

Honglong Zhao, first author of “Two Major Metabolic Factors for an Efficient NADP-Malate Enzyme Type C4 Photosynthesis”

Current Position: Postdoc in CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, China

Education: PhD in CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, MS in CAS-MPI Partner Institute for Computational Sciences, BS in Huazhong Agricultural University for Agronomy

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, running, badminton, classical music

Brief bio: He studies plant systems biology and works on the mathematical model construction for primary metabolism in C3 and C4 photosynthetic leaves. His goal is to seek out the metabolic targets for genetic engineering to improve photosynthetic carbon and nitrogen assimilation in crops and photosynthetic algae, to seek out the requirements for efficiency system in a complex metabolic network by using computational biology methods.