WANG Xiao-Wei

Title: Professor


Mailing address: Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China

Tel: (86-571) 88982435

Mobile phone: (86) 13175137489

Current position

Professor, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China



  • 2002.07-2007.01: Ph. D. Molecular Biology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 1998.09-2001.07: M. S. Microbial and Biochemical Pharmaceuticals, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China
  • 1994.09-1998.07: B. S. Microbiology, Hebei University, China


Major Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of geminivirus transmission by whiteflies Bemisia tabaci
  • Whitefly-plant interactions
  • Whitefly functional genomics


Selected Publications  (*Corresponding author)

Xia WQ, Liang Y, Chi Y, Pan LL, Zhao J, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2018. Intracellular trafficking of begomoviruses in the midgut cells of their insect vector. PLoS Pathogens 14: e1006866.

Li P, Shu YN, Fu S, Liu YQ, Zhou XP, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2017. Vector and non-vector insect feeding reduces subsequent plant susceptibility to virus transmission. New Phytologist 215: 699-710

Wei J, He YZ, Guo Q, Guo T, Liu YQ, Zhou XP, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2017. Vector development and vitellogenin determine the transovarial transmission of begomoviruses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114: 6746-6751.

Wang LL, Wang XR, Wei XM, Huang H, Wu JX , Chen XX, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2016. The autophagy pathway participates in resistance to Tomato yellow leaf curl virus infection in whiteflies. Autophagy 12: 1560-1574.

Wei J, Zhao JJ, Zhang T, Li FF, Ghanim M, Zhou XP, Ye GY, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2014. Specific cells in the primary salivary glands of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci control retention and transmission of begomoviruses. Journal of Virology 88: 13460-13468

Wang HL, Yang J, Boykin LM, Zhao QY, Wang YJ, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2014. Developing conversed microsatellite markers and their implications in evolutionary analysis of the Bemisia tabaci complex.Scientific Reports 4: 6351

Wang XW*, Zhao QY, Luan JB, Wang YJ, Yan GH, Liu SS. 2012. Analysis of a native whitefly transcriptome and its sequence divergence with two invasive whitefly species. BMC Genomics 13: 529

Rao Q, Wang S, Zhu DT, Wang XW*, Liu SS. 2012. Draft Genome Sequence of "Rickettsia sp. Strain MEAM1", Isolated from the Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 4741-4712

Rao Q, Wang S, Su YL, Bing XL, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2012. Draft Genome Sequence of "CandidatusHamiltonella defensa", an Endosymbiont of the Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 3558

Su YL, Li JM, Ye XD, Wang XW*, Liu SS. 2012. Transcriptomic analysis of the salivary glands of an invasive whitefly. PLoS ONE 7:e39303

Wang XW*, Luan JB, Li JM, Su YL, Xia J, Liu SS. 2011. Transcriptome analysis and comparison reveal divergence between two invasive whitefly cryptic species. BMC Genomics 12: 458

Luan JB, Li JM, Varela N, Wang YL, Li FF, Bao YY, Zhang CX, Liu SS, Wang XW*. 2011. Global analysis of the transcriptional response of whitefly to Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus reveals their relationship of coevolved adaptations. Journal of Virology 85: 3330-3340 (Cover article)

Wang XW*, Luan JB, Li JM, Bao YY, Zhang CX, Liu SS. 2010. De novo characterization of a whitefly transcriptome and analysis of its gene expression during development. BMC Genomics 11: 400

Wang XW, Tan, BZ, Sun M, Ho B, Ding JL. 2008. Thioredoxin-like 6 protects retinal cell line from photooxidative damage by upregulating NF-kB activity. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 45: 336-344

Wang XW, Liou YC, Ho B, Ding JL. 2007. An evolutionarily conserved 16 kDa thioredoxin is an antioxidant which regulates the NF-kB signaling pathway. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 42: 247-259

Wang XWTan NS, Ho B, Ding JL. 2006. Evidence for the ancient origin of the NF-kB/IkB cascade: Its archaic role in pathogen infection and immunity. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 103: 4204-4209





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