Dr Yi Liu

Postdoctoral Scientist
Silke Robatzek Group

I joined Silke Robatzek’s group in March 2016 and mainly focus on some key molecular components of stomatal immune signalling and their interaction with abiotic stress and subcellular transport regulation by forward and reverse genetics techniques.


Han Q, Zhou C, Wu S, Liu Y, Triplett L, Miao J, Tokuhisa J, Deblais L, Robinson H, Leach JE, Li J, Zhao B (2015)

Crystal structure of the complex between Xanthomonas AvrRxo1-ORF1, a type III effector with a polynucleotide kinase domain, and its interactor AvrRxo1-ORF2. Structure 23: 1–10

Fan HJ, Zhang ZL, Wang N, Cui Y, Sun H, Liu Y, Wu HL, Zheng SS, Bao SL, Ling H-Q (2014)

SKB1/PRMT5-mediated histone H4R3 dimethylation of Ib subgroup bHLH genes negatively regulates iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal 77: 209-221

Wang N, Cui Y, Liu Y, Fan H, Du J, Huang Z, Yuan Y, Wu H, Ling H-Q (2013)

Requirement and functional redundancy of Ib subgroup bHLH proteins for iron deficiency responses and uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant 6: 503-513

Job History

2012 – 2016 Postdoctoral associate, Virginia Tech

2007 – 2012 Ph.D, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences