Fei Chen

  • Name in Chinese: 陈 飞
  • Office: 102, North administrative building, Nanjing Agricultural University
  • Current Addr: 1, Weigang Rd., Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Hometown: Wuxi, Jiangsu
  • E-mail: feichen@njau.edu.cn
  • Website: www.eplant.org

Research and Professional Experience

Plant evolutionary biology

dry lab works

Water lilies are perhaps the best model plants to uncover the mystery of Darwin's abominable mystery, that why flowering plants colonized land in very short geological time scale. I use multi-omic approaches to study the origin and early evolution flowering plants.


October 2010 - Present

Plant genomic tools

Database and pipelines

With the rapid development of genome sequencing technology, more and more flowering plant genomes have been decoded. However, to store and visualize so many genomic data and other related information remain a big challenge. I have set up the eplant database (www.eplant.org) in 2017, hoping to be a one-stop platform for plant biologists.

October 2014 - Present

Education and training

University of Tennessee

Visiting scholar, major in plant science

2014 - 2016

Nanjing Agricultural University

Ph.D in Horticulture

2011 - 2016

Nanjing Agricultural University

B. sc in Biotechnology

2007 - 2011

Research Interests

1. Genome biology

2. Database and Data visualization

3. Molecular horticulture


2019-2021, National Natural Science Foundation China, Youth Grant, 260K CNY | 国家自然科学基金青年基金项目,

2018, Reviewer of the NSFC grants | 入选国家自然科学基金评议专家。

2018-2020, a grant from Fujian Provincial Natural Science Foundation | 福建省自然科学基金, 面上项目, 100K CNY

2017-2018,open fund of the State Key Laboratory of Fujian-Taiwan crops | 省部共建闽台作物有害生物生态防控国家重点实验室,开放基金,50K, CNY


    Citations: These 26 publications together have received 343 citations, h-index is 9, average citations per article is over 13. Last update: August 21, 2019.


  • (26) Chen F*, Song Y, Li X, Chen J, Mo L, Zhang X, Lin Z, Zhang L*. Genome sequences of horticultural plants: past, present, and future. 2019, Horticulture research, accepted.
  • (Special Issue) Zhongjian Liu (guest editor), Fei Chen (guest editor), Special issue on Horticultural Plant Genomes, 2019, Horticulture Research
  • (25) Chen F, Chen J, Wang Z, Zhang J, Lin M, Song Y, Zhang L. Genomics: cracking the mysteries of walnuts. J. Genet. 2019, 98:33.