Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Xinhua Sun

Xinhua Sun, co-first author of A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors

Current Position: PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany)

Education: PhD in Botany, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research; Master in Plant Pathology, Jilin University; Bachelor in Plant Protection, Jilin University (Jilin, China)

Non-scientific interests: reading historical novels, traveling, hiking, shopping

Brief bio: My curiosity about plants came from Chinese traditional medical herbs, my grandparents believed they could cure everything (obviously, that’s not true). During my master study at Jilin University with Prof. Hongyu Pan, I tried to understand how halophyte Atriplex canescens could survive in adverse environments and characterized several abiotic stress-related genes. I started my PhD study with Prof. Jane Parker at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in 2015. Here I investigate decision-making and execution of plant NLR immunity in close collaboration with groups of Laurent Deslandes (Toulouse), Johannes Stuttmann (Halle) and Andreas Beyer (Cologne).


姓名: 孙新华

当前职位: 德国马克斯普朗克植物育种研究所博士研究生







我对植物学的兴趣源自中国中草药,我的祖父母相信中草药可以治疗所有疾病(现在看来,显然不完全对)。硕士研究生阶段,我在吉林大学潘洪玉教授实验室研究盐生植物四翅滨藜抗逆相关机制并且鉴定非生物胁迫抗性相关基因。博士阶段,我加入位于德国科隆的马克斯普朗克植物育种研究所Jane Parker教授实验室,研究植物NLR抗病蛋白介导的免疫信号决定与执行。在发展学术思考和科研实践能力的同时,我进一步提高了学术合作交流能力通过与课题组Laurent Deslandes (Toulouse), Johannes Stuttmann (Halle) 和 Andreas Beyer (Cologne)建立紧密的合作互动。