Guofeng Zhang

Guofeng majored in horticulture and received his Bachelor’s degree at the Northwest A&F University in Shaanxi, China. He then continued his master thesis under the supervision of Prof Xiping Wang from 2017 to 2020 in the same university. After receiving a Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) doctoral scholarship, Guofeng joined our lab as a PhD student in November 2020 and will focus on the impact of cell wall remodelling during symbiotic infections in legumes.


Guofeng Zhang, Xiaoxiao Yan, Songlin Zhang, Yanxun Zhu, Xiuming Zhang, Hengbo Qiao, Steven van Nocker, Zhi Li and Xiping Wang (2019). 
The jasmonate-ZIM domain gene VqJAZ4 from the Chinese wild grape Vitis quinquangularis improves resistance to powdery mildew in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 143: 329-339.

Mingxing Tu, Xianhang Wang, Wuchen Yin, Ya Wang, Yajuan Li, Guofeng Zhang, Zhi Li, Junyang Song and Xiping Wang (2020)
Grape VlbZIP30 improves drought resistance by directly activating VvNAC17 and promoting lignin biosynthesis through the regulation of three peroxidase genes.
Horticulture Research 7: 150