Professors and Associate Professors

LIU Shu-Sheng

Professor

Major Research Interests
Biological invasion by alien insect pests
Tripartite interactions between insect vectors, viruses and plants
Behavioural and chemical ecology
Biological control and integrated pest management in vegetable ...more
shshliu@zju.edu.cn

 


WANG Xiao-Wei

Professor

Major Research Interests

Whitefly functional genomics;
Molecular mechanism of begomovirus transmission in the whitefly
Functions of the endosymbionts in the whitefly...more
xwwang@zju.edu.cn

 


LIU Yin-Quan

Associate Professor

Major Research Interests

    Behavioural ecology of insect parasitoids
    Biological control and integrated pest management in vegetable crops
    Tritrophic relationships between plants, insect pests and natural enemies ...more
    yqliu@zju.edu.cn

Postdoctoral Researcher

PAN Li-Long

Postdoctoral Researcher

My studies focus on the the molecular and physiological mechanism underlying the whitefly- virus interaction. Specifically, I investigate the role of midgut in whitefly transmission of begomoviruses, such as its role in determing the differential tranmsission of begomoviruses ...more

panlilong@zju.edu.cn

 


SHAN Hong-Wei

Postdoctoral Researcher

My study focuses on the symbionts of the whiteflies in the Bemisia tabaci species complex. First, I investigate the diversity of symbionts in two invasive species of the whitefly complex in China. Second, I study the symbionts’ response to heat stress in whitefly. ...more

hwshan2008@163.com

 


WANG Hua-Ling

Postdoctoral Researcher

My studies focus on the characterization of mitochondrial genomes of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and the phylogeny of B. tabaci species complex. I also investigate the expression profile of the mitochondrial genes and develop microsatellite markers based on the transcriptome dataset  ...more

wang_hual@126.com

 


WANG Xin-Ru

Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of whitefly innate immunity pathways in the interactions with begomoviruses. To reveal the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions, a multifaceted approach involving transcriptomics, RNAi, and immunity methods has been applied....more

wangxinru002@163.com

 

Lab Engineer

YAN Gen-Hong

Lab engineer

I am responsible for growing and maintenance of plants in greenhouses. In addition, I provide assistance to maintaining laboratory equipment and running of the laboratory. ...more

ghyan@zju.edu.cn

 

PhD Students

BAN Fei-Xue

PhD student

My research focuses on the impact of co-infection of begomoviruses of whiteflies on the whitefly transmission of the viruses. In addition, I investigate the intra-host diversity of begomoviruses in a single whitefly vector during the transmission process. ...more

banfeixue@zju.edu.cn

 


DU Hui

PhD student

The whitefliesin the Bemisia tabaci species complexcause serious damage to agriculture through direct feeding and transmission of plant viruses. During feeding, whitefly salivary is released into plant, which mediates the interaction between whitefly and their host plant.However, so far little is known about the molecular processes that allow whitefly to exploit their host plant. ...more

duhui8023@163.com

 


GUO Qi

PhD student

My study focuses on the transovarial transmission of begomoviruses in whiteflies of the Bemisia tabaci species complex. In addition, I am interested in how begomoviruses enter the primary salivary gland and the ovary of the whitefly vectors....more

guoqi@zju.edu.cn

 


HE Ya-Zhou

PhD student

Begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae) constitute the largest genus in the virosphere in terms of number of species and are exclusively transmitted by whiteflies of the Bemisia tabaci species complex in a persistent manner. These viruses circulate in the insect body, from the gut lumen into the hemolymph or other tissues and finally into the primary salivary glands...more

yazhouhe16@163.com

 


LEI Teng

PhD student

My studies focus on the diversity, genetic differentiation and distribution of bacterial symbionts in members of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci species complex. I investigate the diversity of endosymbiotic community and try to find out the localization of various symbionts in the whitefly hosts using fluorescence in situ hybridization....more

leiteng@zju.edu.cn

 


WANG Fang

PhD student

14-3-3 proteins constitute a highly conserved family of homo- and heterodimeric proteins in high abundance in all eukaryotic cells. These proteins were shown to activate enzymes involved in amino acid metabolism. Subsequently, 14-3-3s were shown to be involved in many different signaling pathways that modulate cellular and whole body energy and nutrient homeostasis...more

WFqizai@163.com

 


WANG Yu-Meng

PhD student

Many viruses that cause global health and agricultural problems are transmitted via insect vectors, and the replication of viruses within their insect vectors has great significance to viral evolution and spread. Begomovirus is the largest known plant virus genus containing ∼ 322 species and they are generally known to be transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in a circulative-nonpropagative manner. ...more

wangyumeng1121@126.com

 


ZHAO Jing

PhD student

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus experiences a circulative journey in the body of whiteflies belonging to Bemisia tabaci species complex. In this journey, the virus moves along the route of stylet-midgut-haemolymph-salivary gland within the insect vector. Several lines of evidence suggest the existence of specific receptor(s) for this virus in its movement along the route.....more

swuzhj19940215@163.com

 


ZOU Chi

PhD student

Plant-mediated interactions between whiteflies and begomoviruses exert important influences on the abundance of the whitefly vectors and epidemiology of the viruses. My study focuses on tripartite interactions between whitefly, begomovirus and plants.We aim to explore the mutualism between whitefly and begomovirus as well as the mechanisms underlied. ...more

zouchichi@126.com

 

MSc Students

CHI Yao

MSc student

The emergence of begomoviruses is closely associated with the increased prevalence of their vector, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, and the diseases caused by this group of viruses have caused extensive losses to many crops including cassava, tomato, cotton, tobacco and others....more

21616153@zju.edu.cn

 


HAN Wen-Hao

MSc student

Piercing insects, such as whitefly, aphid and leafhopper, which damage crops by sucking phloem sap and transmission of plant viruses, are generally resistant to genetically modified crops expressed Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins. ...more

1370319066@qq.com

 


HE Wen-Ze

MSc student

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci species complex causes severe crop losses through direct feeding and transmission of begomoviruses. In the research of whitefly, until now the genetic manipulation is limited to RNA interference. In recent years, CRISPR/Cas9 system becomes a widely used genetic manipulation technology. ...more

18806533675@163.com

 


LIU Chao

MSc student

Whiteflies of the Bemisia tabaci complex and begomoviruses establish a reciprocal relationship via their shared host plants. The suppression of plant defense by begomovirus infection is beneficial to the whitefly vectors, and this in turn may contribute to the spread of the plant viruses. ...more

chao-liu@zju.edu.cn

 


QIAN Li-Xin

MSc student

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between whiteflies and host plants. My current research focuses on the function analysis of salivary effector genes by using RNA interference and overexpression in planta. ...more

Lxqian@zju.edu.cn

 


SHAO Yue

MSc student

My research is to explore the mechanisms of competitive interactions between parasitoids of whiteflies in the Bemisia tabaci species complex. These parasitoids may play an important role in whitefly biological control. ....more

yueshao@zju.edu.cn

 


WANG Chao

MSc student

The Begomoviruses are single-stranded DNA viruses and are transmitted nearly exclusively by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in a persistent, circulative manner. During transmission, begomoviruses have complex relationships with their vectors. I focus on the roles of programmed cell death . ...more

chwang2016@zju.edu.cn

 


WANG Xing-Wei

MSc student

My work focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between whiteflies and host plants. During probing and feeding, whiteflies secrete saliva into plants. I try to look for possible effector proteins in saliva by using a multidisciplinary approach ...more

wxw921021@163.com

 


YIN Tian-Yan

MSc student

Begomovirus is the largest known genus of plant viruses containing ∼ 322 species and they are transmitted exclusively by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci species complex. This group of viruses has caused devastating damages to a number of economically important crops, such as tomato and cotton worldwide. Salivary glands of different species of whiteflies have been shown to exhibit specificity in receiving different viruses....more

tyyin110@163.com

 


ZHANG Wen-kai

MSc student

Whiteflies of Bemisia tabaci species complex are important agricultural pests worldwide. The control of this pest involves the extensive application of pesticides, which leads to a series of problems such as resistance. Under this circumstance, my study focuses on the monitoring of resistance level of B. tabaci from different regions. ...more

21716185@zju.edu.cn

 


ZHANG Xin-Jia

MSc student

Begomoviruses are exclusively transmitted by species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex in a persistent, circulative manner. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between B. tabaci and begomoviruses are yet poorly understood, especially components/factors in the whitefly body that are involved in virus transmission. ...more

2323978932@qq.com