Dr. YunLiu Zeng

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 8728 7593 (O)
  • Email: zengyl@mail.hzau.edu.cn


2008 – 2014 Ph.D. Huazhong Agricultural University, Pomology, Wuhan, China

2004 – 2008 B.A. Zhejiang Agricultural & Forestry University, Horticulture, Lin’an, China

Professional Experience

2015 – Present, Lecturer, Huazhong Agricultural University

2013 – 2014, Visiting fellow in Dept of Plant Science, University of Oxford, UK

Program emphasis

Fruit Quality and Postharvest biology

1) Large-scale proteomics and metabolomics analyses to find key executors and understand their regulation on chromoplasts differentiation / amyloplast degradation / elaioplast formation as fruit ripening proceeded and postharvest storage.

2) Understanding of the core proteins identified from plastoglobules within plastids in fruit quality and their responses to senescence / stresses during fruit maturation and storage.

3) The methods developed to fresh-keeping and extend the shelf-life of fruits.

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Zeng YL, Pan ZY, Ding YD, Lan H, He YZ, Lu SW, Cao HB, Wang L, Zhu AD, Xu Q, Deng X*. A comprehensive analysis of chromoplast differentiation reveals complex protein changes associated with plastoglobule biogenesis and remodelling of protein systems in orange flesh. Plant Physiol, 2015; 168 (4):1648–1665.
  • 2. Zeng YL, Pan ZY, Wang L, Ding YD, Xu QK, Deng XX*. Phosphoproteomic analysis of chromoplasts from sweet orange during fruit ripening. Physiol Plantarum. 2014; 150 (2):252-270.
  • 3. Zeng YL#, Pan ZY#, Ding YD, Zhu AD, Cao HB, Xu Q, Deng XX*. A proteomic analysis of the chromoplasts isolated from sweet orange fruits [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck]. J Exp Bot. 2011;62 (15):5297-309.
  • 4. Pan ZY#, Zeng YL#, An JY, Ye JL, Xu Q, Deng XX*. An integrative analysis of transcriptome and proteome provides new insights into carotenoid biosynthesis and regulation in sweet orange fruits. J Proteomics. 2012; 75 (9):2670-2684.