Zi-Wen Ren, first author of “Fast X-ray fluorescence microscopy (µ-XRF) provides a high-throughput phenotyping platform for element distribution in seeds”
Current Position: PhD candidate in Agricultural Resources and Environment, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University
Education: 2014/09-2018/06 Bachelor of Agriculture, College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University.
Non-scientific Interests: Badminton and painting
Brief bio: In 2018, I joined the Environmental Biology research team at College of Resources and Environment, Nanjing Agricultural University. Under supervision by Professor Peng Wang, I conducted my research, mainly engaged in plant nutrition and plant phenomics. In this paper, we established a phenotypic platform for high-throughput analysis of element distribution in rice seeds based on X-ray fluorescence microscopy. Using this platform, we identified a number of QTLs related to the spatial distribution of elements in rice seeds. This platform provides a basis for studying the genetic and molecular mechanisms that control the accumulation and spatial variation of mineral elements in plant seeds.
论文: Fast X-ray fluorescence microscopy provides high-throughput phenotyping of element distribution in seeds
个人简介: 2018年，我有幸于加入南京农业大学资环学院环境生物学研究团队，在导师汪鹏教授的指导下进行博士期间的学习与科研，主要从事有关重要的作物表型组学的相关研究。在Plant Physiology (2022) 文章中，我们基于X射线显微镜搭建了高通量分析水稻种子中元素分布的表型平台。我们鉴别到许多与水稻种子中元素空间分布相关的QTLs，该平台为研究控制植物种子中矿质元素积累和空间变异的遗传和分子机制提供了基础。