Bozeng Tang

Postdoctoral Scientist
Wenbo Ma Group

I completed my Master’s degree at the University College Dublin, where I was engaged to investigate the interaction between Phytophthora ramorum and larches utilizing RNA-seq. I was also working as a research assistant to study transcriptional profiling of the response of wheat to Fusarium.

I commenced my PhD in October 2015 as a Halpin Scholar. My main aim is to study transcriptional dynamics of effector delivery in the rice blast fungus, in particular identifying potential transcription factors which centralize the progress of infection, and to understand their detailed regulatory functions. Furthermore, I am also trying to reveal the specific recognition of the fungus to host cells, I am especially interested in how critical effectors of M. oryzae are activated on planta and/or are repressed without infection.


Cruz-Mireles N, Eisermann I, Garduño-Rosales M, Molinari C, Ryder LS, Tang B, Yan X, Talbot NJ (2021)

The Biology of Invasive Growth by the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2356:19-40. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1613-0_2.

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Zhao X, Tang B, Xu J, Wang N, Zhou Z, Zhang J (2020)

A SET domain-containing protein involved in cell wall integrity signaling and peroxisome biogenesis is essential for appressorium formation and pathogenicity of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Fungal Genet Biol. 2020 Sep 29:103474. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103474.

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He M, Su J, Xu Y, Chen J, Chern M, Lei M, Qi T, Wang Z, Ryder LS, Tang B, Osés-Ruiz M, Zhu K, Cao Y, Yan X, Eisermann I, Luo Y, Li W, Wang J, Yin J, Lam SM, Peng G, Sun X, Zhu X, Ma B, Wang J, Liu J, Qing H, Song L, Wang L, Hou Q, Qin P, Li Y, Fan J, Li D, Wang Y, Wang X, Jiang L, Shui G, Xia Y, Gong G, Huang F, Wang W, Wu X, Li P, Zhu L, Li S, Talbot NJ, Chen X (2020)

Discovery of broad-spectrum fungicides that block septin-dependent infection processes of pathogenic fungi. Nat Microbiol. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.1038/s41564-020-00790-y.

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Chen XL, Liu C, Tang B, Ren Z, Wang GL, Liu W (2020)

Quantitative proteomics analysis reveals important roles of N-glycosylation on ER quality control system for development and pathogenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae. PLoS Pathog. 2020 Feb 24;16(2):e1008355. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008355.

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Thapa G, Das D, Gunupuru LR, Tang B, Speldewinde PC (2016)

Endurance assessment of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms, in heavy metal contaminated site–A case study,Cogent Environmental Science, 2:1, DOI: 10.1080/23311843.2016.1215280

Job History

2020 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2018 – 2020  Halpin PhD Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2018 Halpin PhD Student, University of Exeter, UK

2014 – 2015 Research Assistant, University College Dublin

2012 – 2014 Master Degree, University College Dublin

2010 – 2011 Pre-Master Training, University of Zurich

2005 – 2009 Bachelor Degree, Sichuan Agriculture University