Recognizing Plant Physiology author Zhiwei (Luke) Luo

Zhiwei Luo, first author of The molecular and genetic regulation of shoot branching

Current Position: Research Associate and Ph.D. candidate

Education: Currently enrolled in a doctoral degree at the University of Auckland; Master of Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Bachelor of Biotechnology at the South China Agricultural University, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Football, Basketball, Badminton

Brief Bio: After graduating from the South China Agricultural University, I started my overseas experience and postgraduate study in New Zealand in 2001. My MSc research focused on the function of anthocyanins in leaves associated with low-temperature stress. In 2005, shortly after completing my Master’s degree with first-class honours, I started my research career at Plant and Food Research, previously known as HortResearch, as a research associate and began my Ph.D. study in 2020. Over the years, I have been working on plant physiology and developmental biology on several species, including model species and tree crops. These experiences make me appreciate the importance of plant architecture in plant development and crop improvement, and I am keen to know more about the regulation of shoot branching. Hence, my Ph.D. research aims to understand the control of shoot branching and develop strategies for designing new plant shapes for improved crop production.




教育: 目前在读博士学位, 奥克兰大学,新西兰; 科学硕士,奥克兰大学,新西兰; 生物技术学士,华南农业大学,中国。