ZHANG Xin-Jia



MSc Student
E-mail:

2323978932@qq.com


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. My research interest is to screen the proteins that are involved in the interactions between the whitefly vectors and begomoviruses. The aim of my study is to contribute to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying begomovirus transmission and development of new techniques to block the spread of begomoviruses.

I obtained my BSc degree in Forest Protection from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in 2017.