Curriculum vitae


NAME: Luo Jingyun


National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement,

Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China

Shizishan Lu 1#, Hongshan, 430070, Wuhan, China




Ø  2020-prensent Postdoctor in Crop Science, National key laboratory of crop genetic improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University


Ø  2017-2020 Ph.D. candidate in Bioinformatics & genetics, National key laboratory of crop genetic improvement, college of life science and technology, Huazhong Agricultural University


Ø  2011-2015 B.S. in Biological Science, college of life science and technology, Huazhong Agricultural University



Ø  Population genomics and genetics, typically on the genetic architecture dissection of complex traits in maize and providing useful gene resources and knowledge for breeding

Ø  NGS applications, majorly on applying whole genome re-sequencing & RNA-seq & metabolic technologies to explore the maize functional genome.

Ø  Evolutionary genomics, especially on plant evolution & adaptation & improvement.

Ø  Bio-data visualization & database construction.



²  Bioinformatics:


ü  Programming Languages: mainly in Perl, R and shell scripts.

ü  NGS/omics-seq analyses: DNA/RNA-seq(Illumina, PB-SMRT/RSII, ONT), ChIP/HiC/WGS/ATAC, metabolic data(LC-MS,GC-MS) etc.

ü  Downstream analyses: Population Genetics, Phylogenetics, Genomics, Epigenetics etc.

ü  Visualisation: R/ggplot-x, AdobeIllustrator, Photoshop etc.

ü  DIY pipelines when necessary: Variation calling, GWAS and post-GWAS etc.

ü  Web development: more a designer than a developer, dealing with data more than code.


²  Biological:


ü  Experimental techniques: Proficient in molecular cloning, molecular marker detection and screening and other molecular biology experimental techniques.

ü  Three years of field planting and management experience.



Ø  2013, Shandong Denghai Seeds Co. Scholarship;

Ø  2014, Dow AgroSciences Scholarship;

Ø  2015, Leiao Seeds Co. Scholarship;

Ø  2015, 2th Frasergen Biological Information Project Design Competition, Champion prize;

Ø  2015-2016, Merit Graduate Student, HZAU;

Ø  2015-2016 Connong Seed Industry Scholarship;

Ø  2016, National Plant Biology Conference, 3rd poster award;

Ø  2020-2023, College of Plant Science, HZAU, Outstanding Postdoctoral funding.



Ø  2017, Academic Exchange Conference in Wuhan University, 3st reporter award;

Ø  2017, Postgraduate Academic Forum of Life Sciences of Hubei University, 1st reporter award;

Ø  2021, 5th National Maize Biology Academic Symposium, 1st reporter award;

Ø  2022, Plant Genomes Online, Selected talks


Ø  2021-2023, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 32101773, (300,000RMB), host.

Ø  China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2022M711280, (80,000RMB), host.

Ø  2020-2023National Natural Science Foundation of China, U1901201, (2,620,000RMB), participated



PUBLICATIONS ( # First or co-first author * Corresponding author)

1)        Chen L#, Luo J#, Jin M#, Yang N#*, Liu X, Peng Y, Li W, Phillips A, Cameron B, Bernal J, Rellán-Álvarez R, Sawers R, Liu Q, Yin Y, Ye X, Yan J, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Wu S, Gui S, Wei W, Wang Y, Luo Y, Jiang C, Deng M, Jin M, Jian L, Yu Y, Zhang M, Yang X, Hufford M, Fernie A, Warburton M, Ross-Ibarra J*, Yan J*. Genome sequencing reveals evidence of adaptive variation in the genus Zea. Nat Genet. 2022, accepted.

2)        Liu HJ#, Wang X#, Xiao Y#, Luo J#, Qiao F#, Yang W#, Zhang R#, Meng Y, Sun J, Yan S, Peng Y, Niu L, Jian L, Song W, Yan J, Li C, Zhao Y, Liu Y, Warburton ML, Zhao J*, Yan J*.CUBIC: an atlas of genetic architecture promises directed maize improvement. Genome Biol, 2020, 21(1):20.

3)        Luo J, Wei C, Liu H, Cheng S, Xiao Y, Wang X, Yan J, Jianxiao Liu*. MaizeCUBIC: a comprehensive variation database for a maize synthetic population. Database (Oxford), 2020, 2020:baaa044.

4)        Yang W#, Guo T, Luo J, Zhang R, Zhao J, Warburton ML, Xiao Y*, Yan J*. Target-oriented prioritization: targeted selection strategy by integrating organismal and molecular traits through predictive analytics in breeding. Genome Biol. 2022 Mar 15;23(1):80.

5)        Deng M, Zhang X, Luo J, Liu H, Wen W, Luo H, Yan J, Xiao Y*. Metabolomic analysis reveals differences in evolution between maize and rice [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 23]. Plant J, 2020, 10.1111.

6)        Gui S, Wei W, Jiang C, Luo J, Chen L, Wu S, Li W, Wang Y, Li S, Yang N, Li Q, Fernie AR, Yan J*. A pan-Zea genome map for enhancing maize improvement. Genome Biol. 2022 Aug 23;23(1):178.

7)        Gui S, Yang L, Li J, Luo J, Xu X, Yuan J, Chen L, Li W, Yang X, Wu S, Li S, Wang Y, Zhu Y, Gao Q, Yang N*, Yan J*. ZEAMAP: a comprehensive database adapted to the maize multi-omics era. ISCIENCE, 2020, doi:

8)        Deng M, Li D, Luo J, Xiao Y, Liu H, Pan Q, Zhang X, Jin M, Zhao M, Yan J*. The genetic architecture of amino acids dissection by association and linkage analysis in maize. Plant Biotechnol J, 2017, Feb 20.

9)        Liu J, Deng M, Guo H, Raihan S, Luo J, Xu Y, Dong X, Yan J*. Maize orthologs of rice GS5 and their trans-regulator are associated with kernel development. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 2015, 57(11):943-53.

10)    Yang N#, Liu J#, Gao Q#, Gui S, Chen L, Yang L, Huang J, Deng T, Luo J, He L, Wang Y, Xu P, Peng Y, Shi Z, Lan L, Ma Z, Yang X, Zhang Q, Bai M, Li S, Li W, Liu L, Jackson D, Yan J*. Genome assembly of a tropical maize inbred line provides insights into structural variation and crop improvement. Nat Genet, 2019, 51(6):1052-1059

11)    Xiao Y#, Jiang S#, Cheng Q#, Wang X#, Yan J, Zhang R, Qiao F, Ma C, Luo J, Li W, Liu H, Yang W, Song W, Meng Y, Warburton ML, Zhao J*, Wang X*, Yan J*. The genetic mechanism of heterosis utilization in maize improvement. Genome Biol. 2021 May 10;22(1):148.

12)    Yang N#, Xu XW#, Wang RR, Peng WL, Cai L, Song JM, Li W, Luo X, Niu L, Wang Y, Jin M, Chen L, Luo J, Deng M, Wang L, Pan Q, Liu F, Jackson D, Yang X, Chen L*, Yan J*. Contributions of Zea mays subspecies mexicana haplotypes to modern maize. Nat Commun, 2017, 8(1):1874