Chao Su

Chao did his Masters from 2013-2016 in the group of Prof. Xia Li at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGDB) before he started as a PhD student in October 2016 in our lab. He graduated in September 2020 and stayed as a PostDoc in the lab since then. His projects focus on the identification of proteins that control the initial steps of rhizobial entry into host cells and the stabilization of infection structures.


Lace B, Su C, Invernot-Perez D, Rodriguez-Franco M, Vernié T, Batzenschlager M, Egli S, Liu CW, Ott T (2023)
RPG acts as a central determinant for infectosome formation and cellular polarization during intracellular rhizobial infections
eLife; 12:e8074 (open access)

Su C, Rodriguez-Franco M, Lace B, Nebel N, Hernandez-Reyes C, Liang P, Schulze E, Mymrikov EV, Gross NM, Knerr J, Wang H, Siukstaite L, Keller J, Libourel C, Fischer AAM, Gabor KE, Mark E, Popp C, Hunte C, Weber W, Wendler P, Stanislas T, Delaux PM, Einsle O, Grosse R, Römer W, Ott T (2023)
Stabilization of membrane topologies by proteinaceous remorin scaffolds
Nature Communications; 14:323 (open access)

Su C, Zhang G, Rodriguez-Franco M, Hinnenberg R, Wietschorke J, Liang P, Yang W, Uhler L, Li X, Ott T (2023)
Transcellular progression of infection threads in Medicago truncatula roots is associated with locally confined cell wall modifications
Current Biology; 33:533-542 (open access)

Su C (2022)
Pectin modifications at the symbiotic interface
New Phytologist (online first),

Chen J, Wang Z, Wang L, Hu L, Yan Q, Lu J, Ren Z, Hong Y, Ji H, Wang H, Wu X, Lin Y, Su C, Ott T, Li X (2022)
The B-type response regulator GmRR11d mediates systemic inhibition of symbiotic nodulation
Nature Communications; 13: 7661 (open access)

Liang P, Schmitz C, Lace B, Ditengou FA, Su C, Schulze E, Knerr J, Grosse R, Keller J, Libourel C, Delaux PM, Ott T (2021)
Formin-mediated bridging of cell wall, plasma membrane, and cytoskeleton in symbiotic infections of Medicago truncatula
Current Biology; 31(12): 2712-2719 (open access)

Su C, Klein ML, Hernandez-Reyes C, Batzenschlager M, Ditengou FA, Lace B, Keller J, Delaux PM, Ott T (2020)
The Medicago truncatula DREPP protein triggers microtubule fragmentation in membrane nanodomains during symbiotic infections
Plant Cell; 32 (5) 1357-1358

Wang L, Sun Z, Su C, Chen J, Ott T, Li X (2019)
A GmNINa-miR172c-NNC1 Regulatory Network Coordinates the Nodulation and Autoregulation of Nodulation Pathways in Soybean
Molecular Plant, 12(9): 1211-1226

Sun Z, Su C, Yun J, Jiang Q, Wang L, Wang Y, Cao D, Zhao F, Zhao Q, Zhang M, Zhou B, Zhang L, Kong F, Liu B, Tong Y, Li X (2019)
Genetic improvement of the shoot architecture and yield in soya bean plants via the manipulation of GmmiR156b
Plant Biotechnology Journal, 17(1):50-62

Wang Y, Yang W, Zuo Y, Zhu L, Hastwell AH, Chen L, Tian Y, Su C, Ferguson BJ, Li X (2019)
GmYUC2a mediates auxin biosynthesis during root development and nodulation in soybean
Journal of Experimental Botany, 70(12):3165-3176.

Su C, Zhao H, Zhao Y, Ji H, Li X (2017)
RUG3 and ATM synergistically regulate the alternative splicing of mitochondrial nad2 and the DNA damage response in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Scientific Reports, 7: e43897

Cheng C, Wang Z, Ren Z, Zhi L, Yao B, Su C, Liu L, Li X (2017)
SCFAtPP2-B11 modulates ABA signaling by facilitating SnRK2.3 degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
PLoS Genetics, 13(8):e1006947

Su C, Liu L, Liu H, Ferguson BJ, Zou Y, Zhao Y, Wang T, Wang Y, Li X (2016)
H2O2 regulates root system architecture by modulating the polar transport and redistribution of auxin.
The Journal of Plant Biology, 59(3): 260-270

Wang Z, Ji H, Yuan B, Wang S, Su C, Yao B, Zhao H, Li X (2015)
Fine tuning of ABA signaling by antagonistic HAB1 variants that are regulated by RBM25.
Nature Communications, 6: e8138

Su C,Liu P,Yuan J,Sun N,Xu H (2012)
Study on the Factors That Influenced on Fast Propagation and Regeneration in Vitro of Fine-root Yam.