Professor Xinguang Zhu Xinguang is Group Leader of the plant systems biology group at the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology. His research focuses on photosynthesis systems biology, in particular on developing and applying systems models of photosynthesis to identify new options to manipulate photosynthetic systems for enhanced efficiency. In the C4 rice project, Xinguang’s team focuses on developing systems models of C4 photosynthesis which can be used to prioritize engineering options towards C4 rice.
Honglong Zhao Honglong is currently a PhD student at CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Xinguang Zhu. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Agronomy from the Huazhong Agricultural University. His research focuses on developing systems models of leaf primary metabolism, aiming to study the influence of C4 related enzymes on C3 primary metabolism. He has been awarded a number of scholarships including “National Innovation Training Plan for University Students” from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.