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

Research Associate

LUAN Jun-Bo

Research associate

I am interested in the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of whitefly interactions with begomoviruses and plants as well as the interactions between cryptic species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci species complex. To reveal the mechanisms underlying the various interactions...more

 jbluan@hotmail.com

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

 


 

XU Hong-Xing

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms of whitefly interactions with plants. Whitefly salivary proteins, which are released into plant during phloem feeding, are likely mediators of these interactions. To identify whitefly salivary effectors that facilitate feeding from host plants, I have been using a multidisciplinary approach...more

x.h.xing1983@163.com

 

Lab Engineer

YAN Gen-Hong

Lab engineer

I am mainly responsible for growing and maintenance of plants in greenhouses. I also help maintain laboratory equipment and assist with some laboratory affairs. ...more

ghyan@zju.edu.cn

 

PhD Students

GUO Qi

PhD student

I am interested in the molecular mechanism of how begomovirus entering the midgut in whiteflies and the variation of gene expression related to this process....more

guoqi@zju.edu.cn

 


LI Ping

PhD student

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci species complex causes severe crop losses through direct feeding and transmission of begomoviruses. Plant-mediated interactions between whiteflies and begomoviruses exert important influences on the abundance of the whitefly vectors and epidemiology of the viruses....more

liping6434@126.com

 


PAN Li-Long

PhD student

My work focuses on blocking begomovirus transmission to plants by silencing genes of their whitefly vectors. My research forms part of a newly initiated China-Israeli cooperative research project on developing new strategies for begomovirus disease management...more

panlilong@cau.edu.cn

 


SHAN Hong-Wei

PhD student

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 Fang

PhD student

14-3-3 proteins constitute a highly conserved family of homo- and heterodimeric proteins present in high abundance in all eukaryotic cells. It was discovered that 14-3-3 proteins could activate enzyme involved in amino acid metabolism. In the following decades, 14-3-3s have been shown to be involved in many different signaling pathways ..more

WFqizai@163.com

 


WANG Yu-Meng

PhD student

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is a cryptic species complex, causing damage through direct feeding and transmission of begomoviruses. My research focuses on the interactions between the whitefly vectors and begomoviruses, particularly signal transduction systems of the whitefly that may play important roles in virus transmission. ...more

wangyumeng1121@126.com

 


YAO Dan-Mei

PhD student

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms of whitefly Bemisia tabaci interactions with begomoviruses and plants. I have participated in the research of our lab that  reveals the functions of jasmonic acid pathway and terpenoids in the interactions between whiteflies, geminiviruses and tobacco plants. ...more

wanttofly.cool@163.com

 


XIA Wen-Qiang

MSc student

The evolution of endosymbionts to adapt to their host whiteflies Bemisia tabaci and interactions between endosymbionts and whiteflies is intriguing. Currently, I focus on comparative genomics of endosymbionts among different putative species of the whitefly species complex that share ecological niches. ...more

wqxia.zj@gmail.com

ZHAO Jing

PhD 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 body of the whitefly involved in virus transmission. ....more

swuzhj19940215@163.com

 


ZHU Dan-Tong

PhD student

My studies focus on the genomics of symbionts in different cryptic species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex. My key goals are to obtain the whole genome of some known symbionts such as Arsenophous and Wolbachia in different species of B. tabaci. ....more

zjwzzdt@163.com

 


ZOU Chi

PhD student

Heritable bacterial symbionts are ubiquitous in insects and can be roughly divided into two categories, primary symbionts and facultative symbionts. Symbionts within the insects of Hemiptera are related to nutrient provision, protection against enemies or stress and reproductive systems...more

zouchichi@126.com

 

MSc Students

BAN Fei-Xue

MSc student

I am interested in understanding the behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids. I want to explore the variation of performance of the whitefly parasitoid Eretmocerus hayati under different biotic and abiotic stresses ...more

834644701@qq.com

 


CHEN Qun-Fang

MSc student

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms that begomoviruses explore to go through the barriers, such as midgut and salivary glands, inside the whitefly vectors. I expect that my research will contribute to a better understanding of the biology of whiteflies and the mechanisms...more

21516145@zju.edu.cn

 


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@zju.edu.cn

 


DENG Wen-Hao

MSc student

Microbial symbionts are important partners to insect hosts. My main research interest focuses on the diversity of symbionts in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci species complex and the responses of whitefly symbionts to environmental stresses...more

dengwenhao0608@163.com

 


GENG Liang

MSc student

The begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae, genus Begomovirus) cause devastating diseases in many economically important crops worldwide, and all are transmitted by whiteflies in the Bemisia tabaci species complex. To better understand the mechanisms mediating transmission of begomoviruses by the vector insects....more

768878025@qq.com

 


HE Ya-Zhou

MSc student

My major research interest is to study the interactions between begomoviruses (Family Geminiviridae, Genus Begomovirus) and their insect vector whitefly Bemisia tabaci. The circulation of viruses within the body of insect vectors involves complex interactions between virus and vector components. ....more

yazhouhe16@163.com

 


LIANG Yan

MSc student

I am interested in the construction of transgenic whiteflies through the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Currently I focus on the development of microinjection techniques that may help introduce test materials into various organs of the whitefly....more

liangstudent0320@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

 


LEI Teng

MSc student

My studies focus on the diversity, genetic differentiation, and distribution of bacterial symbionts in different members of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex. I will explore new technologies to investigate the diversity of endosymbiotic community and try to find out the localization of various symbionts....more

leiteng@zju.edu.cn

 


QIANG 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 Ruo-Xuan

MSc student

My research interest concentrates on the screening and identification of whitefly salivary effectors involved in whitefly interactions with host plants. I use molecular approaches to examine functions of candidate effector genes in whitefly salivary glands....more

nerissa.ruoxuan@qq.com

 


SHAO Yue

MSc student

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

yueshao@zju.edu.cn

 


SHU Yan-Ni

MSc student

I am interested in the interactions between the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and begomoviruses. My work focuses on silencing the genes of whitefly vectors through RNA interference to block begomovirus transmission to plants. The aim of my research is to develop new strategies for begomovirus disease management....more

417871630@qq.com

 


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