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.

睡莲目是基部被子植物三个目之一,对于研究被子植物起源和快速演化(著名的达尔文恼人之谜)具有重要地位。本人通过利用多组学手段,解析睡莲目植物的分子生物学,研究被子植物的起源和早期进化。另外,睡莲目许多植物具有重要的经济价值。在观赏方面:睡莲、王莲、萍蓬草是著名的水生花卉;在食用方面:芡实、莼菜、睡莲花茎,都是优质、高经济价值的蔬菜;在药用方面:多种睡莲含有特殊的代谢产物,是一些热带国家如印度等的传统草本药物;在文化价值方面:睡莲是斯里兰卡、孟加拉国的国花,也是印度一些邦的邦花,睡莲也深深迷住了印象派大师莫奈,晚年画了250多辐油画。蓝睡莲也深深打动了歌手许巍,创作的蓝莲花歌曲唱哭了大批追求内心自由的听众。睡莲也是古埃及人民喜爱的花卉。

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

Grants

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

Publications

    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.

    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.