ba16488b8c23411b945301b8f9ff2979.png1. Personal information

Yu DU,

Associate professor at College of Horticulture,

Northwest A&F University,

Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100,

P. R. China

Email:  yu.du@nwafu.edu.cn

2. Education

2010.9-2014.11   PhD Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

2007.9-2010.9  MSc Vegetable Science, Northwest A&F University

2003.9-2007.6  BSc Horticulture, Northwest A&F University

3. Work experience

2016.3-Present Associate professor at College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University

2014.12-2015.12 Post-doctoral research scientist at Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

4. Courses

Vegetable seed science, Biotechnology of Horticultural Plant, Plant Breeding

5. Research Interest

Vegetable disease resistance breeding, Solanaceous plant disease resistance to Phytophthora pathogens, Plant-microbe interactions

6. Funded Research Projects

Natural Science Foundation of China, 2021-2024, PI;

The China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2019-2020; 2016-2018, PI;

Natural Science Foundation of China, 2018-2020, PI;

Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Provice, 2017-2018, PI;

The Shaanxi Provice Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2017.4-2018.5, PI.

7. Publications

(1) Du Y#, Chen X#, Guo Y#, Zhang X, Zhang H, Li F, Huang G, Meng Y & Shan W.  Phytophthora infestans  RXLR effector PITG20303 targets a potato MKK1 protein to suppress plant immunity. New Phytologist, 2021,229:501–515. (IF2019 = 8.51)

(2) Zhang H, Li F, Li Z, Cheng J, Chen X, Wang Q, Joosten MHAJ, Shan W, Du Y. Potato StMPK7 is a downstream component of StMKK1 and promotes resistance to the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Mol Plant Pathol. 2021. doi: 10.1111/mpp.13050. (IF2019 =4.326)

(3) Chen, X, Wang, W, Cai, P, Wang, Z, Li, T, & Du, Y.  The role of MAP kinase kinase protein StMKK1 in potato immunity to different pathogens. Horticulture Research, 2021 (Accepted). (IF2019 =5.404)

(4) Du Y, Weide R, Zhao Z, Msimuko P, Govers F, Bouwmeester K. RXLR effector diversity in Phytophthora infestans isolates determines recognition by potato resistance proteins; the case study AVR1 and R1. Studies in Mycology, 2018, 89: 85-93. (IF2016 = 14)

(5) Du Y, Overdijk EJR, Berg JA, Govers F, Bouwmeester K. Solanaceous exocyst subunits are involved in immunity to diverse plant pathogens. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2018, 69: 655-666. (IF2016 = 5.83)

(6) Du Y#, Stegmann M# and Misas JC. The apoplast as battleground for plant-microbe interactions. New Phytologist, 2016, 209 (1):34-38. (IF2016 = 7.33)

(7) Du Y, Berg J, Govers F, Bouwmeester K. Immune activation mediated by the late blight resistance protein R1 requires nuclear localization of R1 and AVR1. New Phytologist, 2015, 207: 735-747. (IF2015 = 7.21)

(8) Du Y, Mpina MH, Birch PR, Bouwmeester K, Govers F. Phytophthora infestans RXLR effector AVR1 interacts with exocyst component Sec5 to manipulate plant immunity. Plant Physiology, 2015, 169: 1975-1990. (IF2015 = 6.28)

(9) Li T, Wang Q, Feng R, Li L, Ding L, Fan G, Li W, Du Y, Zhang M, et al. 2019. Negative regulators of plant immunity derived from cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenases are targeted by multiple Phytophthora Avr3a-like effectors. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.16139. (IF2019 = 8.51)

(10) Wang H, Niu H, Liang M, Zhai Y, Huang W, Ding Q, Du Y, Lu M. A Wall-Associated Kinase Gene CaWAKL20 From Pepper Negatively Modulates Plant Thermotolerance by Reducing the Expression of ABA-Responsive Genes. Front Plant Sci. 2019;10:591. (IF2019 = 4.40)

(11) Fan, G, Yang, Y, Li, T, Lu, W, Du, Y, Qiang, X, Wen, Q, and Shan, W. A  Phytophthora capsici  RXLR Effector Targets and Inhibits a Plant PPIase to Suppress Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mediated Immunity. Molecular plant, 2018, 11:1067-1083. (IF2017 =9.326)

(12) Huang, G, Liu Z, Gu, B, Zhao, H, Jia, J, Fan, G, Meng, Y, Du, Y, Shan, W. An RXLR Effector Secreted by Phytophthora parasitica is a Virulence Factor and Triggers Cell Death in Various Plants. Molecular Plant Pathology, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12760. (IF2017 =4.188)

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