Jie He: Plant Physiology First Author

Jie He, first author of “The trans-Golgi-localized protein BICAT3 regulates manganese allocation and matrix polysaccharide biosynthesis”

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany.

Education: PhD from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. MSc and BSc from Yangzhou University, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Backing, cooking and photography

Brief bio: I gained an interest in biology when I was in high school. I studied biotechnology and biophysics at Yangzhou University in China for BSc and MSc, respectively. My master’s work was focused on the role of a tomato mitogen-activated protein kinase in response to high-temperature stress and was published 2018 in Plant Physiology. After graduating from Yangzhou University, I was financially supported by China Scholar Council (CSC) to join the group of Edgar Peiter at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). In my PhD, I studied the function of the trans-Golgi-localized BICAT3 protein in Arabidopsis and barley. We found that this transporter  determines manganese allocation and matrix polysaccharide, which is essential for both vegetative and reproductive growth of plants. I’m looking forward to unpuzzling more mysteries of plant biology in the future.





个人简介:从高中开始我就对生物学非常感兴趣。我本科和硕士分别就读于扬州大学生物技术和生物物理学专业。我的硕士工作主要是对番茄MPK1在高温胁迫响应中的功能进行研究,这部分的工作已于2018年在Plant Physiology杂志发表。硕士毕业后,在国家留学基金委的资助下我来到德国马丁路德大学Edgar Peiter教授的组里继续博士学习。我主要研究高尔基体定位的BICAT3在拟南芥和大麦中的功能。我们研究发现BICAT3决定了锰在细胞中的分配以及细胞壁基质糖的合成,在植物的营养及生殖生长中均发挥重要作用。在未来的工作中我希望能解开更多的植物生物学的谜团。