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Dr. Jia-Wei Wang was born in Shanghai and graduated from the Department of Life Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1999. He received a Ph.D. degree at Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2005. He went to Germany as a postdoc in 2005 and received postdoctoral training at Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. His independent research began from 2011 and he is currently a principal investigator at National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics (NKLPMG), CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE), CAS. The main research focus of his group is plant life cycle and developmental timing.
Dr. Yijun Qi is a Professor in School of Life Sciences and Center for Plant Biology at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He completed a Ph.D. in plant virology at Zhejiang University. He is an expert on RNA silencing in plants. Work in his laboratory includes investigating the functions of small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs, biochemical and molecular analysis of Argonaute complexes, and RNA-directed repair of DNA double-strand breaks.
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Wang, JW., Qi, Y. Plant non-coding RNAs and epigenetics. Sci. China Life Sci. 61, 135–137 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-017-9244-0