洪益国，教授，博士生导师，先后在英国苏格兰作物研究所，约翰琼斯研究所和帝国理工医学院做博士后。自1999年1月起，在英国国际园艺研究中心及华威大学-华威国际园艺研究中心建立独立的分子生物学研究室，任终身正研究员。主要从事植物分子生物学、植物遗传学/表观遗传学、植物分子病毒学研究。在PNAS、Nature Genetics、Journal of Virology、Plant Cell 等发表研究论文70余篇，编辑出版英文专著2部，获得英国专利3项，国际授权专利1项。2011年1月以高端人才岗位全职加盟杭州师范大学生命与环境科学学院。2016年1月当选为英国皇家生物学会会员（Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology UK）。
法国波尔多大学-杭州师范大学双硕士学位项目（HZNU-UB Double MSc Programme）：第一年在杭师大学习，第二年赴法国波尔多大学学习一年，完成相关课程和研究课题，将获得波尔多大学硕士学位，第三年回杭师大完成相关课题及毕业论文，将获得杭州师范大学硕士学位。
Current Positions and Contact Details
2011 – Professor and Director
Research Centre for Plant RNA Signaling
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
2004 – 2011Principal Investigator (BBSRC-UK Band 4), Warwick HRI (Horticultural Research International), University of Warwick, UK
2003 – 2004Principal Investigator (BBSRC-UK Band 4, Merit promotion), HRI, Warwick, UK
1999 – 2003Research Leader (BBSRC-UK Band 5), HRI, Kent, UK
1996 – 1998Research Associate, Imperial College London, London, UK
1993 – 1996Higher Scientific Officer (BBSRC-UK Band 6), John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK
1992 – 1993Postdoctoral Researcher, Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), Dundee, UK
1990 – 1992Assistant Professor, Beijing Institute of Microbiology, CAS, China
1987Research Assistant, Cancer Institute, Beijing, China
Education and Degrees
1988 – 1990PhD, Plant Molecular Virology through a joint project between Institute of Microbiology, CAS, Beijing, China and SCRI, Dundee, UK
(1989 – 1990: Sino-Scottish Postgraduate Fellowship, SCRI, Dundee, UK)
1984 – 1987MSc, Microbial Genetics, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, CAS, China
1980 – 1984BSc, Microbiology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Research Grants and Scholarships (*PI,
•英中BBSRC China Partnering Award国际合作项目，China：UK collabor ative exchange：Systemic signaling in plants，BB/K021079/1，2.48万英镑，主持人，2013.4-2017.3
•2011欧中国际合作项目（欧盟COST国际合作项目），Food and Agriculture COST Action：sRNA based antiviral defencce，FA0806，300万欧元，中方主持人，2011-2014
•中希政府间科技合作项目，Small RNA-mediated antiviral agri-biotechehnology（12CHN116），30万欧元，中方主持人，2012-2014
•英国PBL生物公司R&D国际合作项目，Characterization of novel FT mutants，项目批准号2013HSN050，1万美元，中方主持人，2013.6-2017.5
•*UK BBSRC China Partnering Awards (2013-2017) – China:UK collaborative exchange: Systemic signalling in plants (£24,800)
•*Hangzhou City (2013 – 2016) “Key Food Security Programme” (1.6 million RMB)
•*Hangzhou Normal University/Hangzhou City Science R&D Initiative Grant (2011-2016) “RNA signalling in plants” (10 million RMB)
•*UK Plant Biosciences Limited (PBL) (2013-2014) “Characterization of novel FT mutants” (,000)
•*UK Warwick Ventures R&D Grant (2013-2015) “Molecular engineering of a floral inducer for crop improvement – Large-scale testing yields of T3 barley plants” (£15,000)
•†UK BBSRC Insect Pollinators Initiative Grant (2011-2014) "Unravelling the impact of the mite Varroa destructor on the interaction between the honeybee and its viruses" (£799,895)
•*UK Plant Biosciences Limited (PBL) (2010-2011) “FT technology development project” (£25,000)
•§UK-China Scholarships for Excellence (2010-2011) “Epigenetic control in plant antiviral defence and development” (£12,130)
•*UK Warwick Ventures R&D Grant (2009-2010) “Does FT RNA move in animal cells?” (£6,000)
•§UK University of Warwick PhD Studentship (2007-2010) “RNA signalling in flowering” (£40,000)
•*UK The Royal Society International Incoming Short Visits (2008)“Small RNA for controlling tomato viral disease”
•*China CIBP Company R&D Grant (2006-2009) “Production of vaccines and pharmaceutical proteins in plants” (£33,000)
•*UK The Royal Society Research Grant (2007-2008) “Molecular dissection of SPB protein in cell fate determination and fruit development” (£15,000)
•*BBSRC core grant (2006-2007) “Functional genomics of fruit development” (£302,330)
•*UK The Royal Society International Incoming Fellowships (2007-2008) “Protein-directed DNA methylation in defence and epigenetic control of fruit ripening” (£12,830)
•*UK BBSRC core grant (2005-2006) “Plant defence and viral counter defence” (£150,000)
•*UK West Midlands University – Mercia Spinner (2005-2006) “Plant two-hybrid system” (£14,500)
•§UK BBSRC PhD Studentship (2004-2007) “Suppression of plant defence by viral proteins” (£47,623)
•*UK BBSRC core grant (2003-2005) “Signalling in plant defence and viral counter defence” (£704,800)
PhD Students Supervised (*Principal
§2011 – 2015 G.T. “Delayed bolting in rocket for improved quality and greater sustainability”, PhD awarded by University of Warwick, UK
*2010 – 2014 F.A. “RNA signaling in tuberisation”, PhD awarded by University of Warwick, UK
*2008 – 2012 A.M. “Small RNA-mediated control of viral diseases,” PhD awarded by University of Warwick, UK
*2007 – 2010C.Y.L. “RNA signaling in flowering,” PhD awarded by University of Warwick, UK
§2007 – 2010 Y.S. “Molecular dissection of virus-host interactions,” PhD awarded by China Agricultural University, China (Research carried out at University of Warwick, UK)
§2006 – 2009M.F.J. “Screening of orally deliverable glucagons-like peptide-1 analogs and their applications,” PhD awarded by East China Normal University, China (Research carried out at University of Warwick, UK)
*2004 – 2007G.B. “Suppression of programmed cell death by viral proteins,” PhD awarded by University of Warwick, UK
*2001 – 2004C.G. “Hypovirus infection of Neonectria galligena and its potential as a biological control agent for apple canker,” PhD awarded by Imperial College London, UK
§1998 – 2000 K.I.P. “Molecular detection of strawberry crinkle virus and cloning of plant genes associated with infection,” PhD awarded by Wye College, University of London, UK
•Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology UK (2016)
Visiting Lecture Professor, INRA/University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Guest Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Guest Professor, Key Laboratory of Molecular Virology & Biotechnology, Beijing Institute of Microbiology, CAS.
•Invited Speaker, Session Chair and Lectures
Annual Meeting for Chinese Association of Plant Virology. October 2014, Fuzhou, China
The AgriGenomics World Congress 2013, September 2013, Norwich, UK
The 3rd International Conference on Biotic Plant Interactions, August 2013, Yangling, China
Flowering time control – from natural variation to crop improvement Workshop. January 2013, Cologne, Germany
The 2nd International symposium of crop germplasm innovation and molecular breeding. November 2012, Hangzhou, China
Annual Meeting for Chinese Association of Plant Virologists. July 2012, Shenyang, China
The EU COST (Collaboration of Science and Technology) ACTION FA0806 meeting, September 2011, Montpellier, France
The 4th AgriGenomics World Congress, June-July 2011, Hamburg, Germany
The 3rd AgriGenomics World Congress July 2010, Brussels, Belgium
The 2nd AgriGenomics World Congress July 2009, London, UK
Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 2012
Institut de Biologie Végétale Moléculaire/Centre INRA de Bordeaux, France 2012, 2009
UK Institutions: Nottingham University (2007), Imperial College (2001), JIC (2012) etc
Chinese Institutions: Tsinghua University, China Agricultural University, National Center for Gene Research/CAS, Beijing Institute of Microbiology/CAS, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences etc
•China Zhejiang “Thousand Talent Programme” Award 2011
•Senior R&D Consultant, PBL-John Innes Center, Norwich, UK (2010)
American Society of Microbiology, British Society of Plant Pathology
Narnaviridae Study Group, International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (1999 – 2002)
ESF Programme on Integrated Approaches for Functional Genomics
The Science Advisory Board
Editorial and Reviewer
•Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial Board
2015 – Editor, BAOJ Microbiology
2014 – Academic Editor, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology
2013 – 2014Editor, Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing
2013 – Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal
2011 – Guest Editor, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Research Topic – RNA Signaling in Plants
2005 – 2008Editor, Plant Virology Protocols in Methods in Molecular Biology (Humana Press)
2010 –Associate Editor, Journal of Horticulture Sciences and Biotechnology
2012 – Editorial Board, ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) Virology
2006 – 2008 Editorial Board, Biotechnology
•Grant Reviewer: BBSRC-UK; NSF-USA;
NERC-UK; French ANR; USA-Israel BARD; British Council; NR International-UK
•Journal Reviewer:Plant Journal, Trends in Plant Sciences, PLoS One, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Journal of General Virology, Virus Research, Journal of Virological Methods, Journal of Experimental Botany, Molecular Plant Pathology, Applied Environmental Microbiology, The Royal Society-B, Plant Science, BMC Biotechnology, Traffic, Scientific Reports, Nature Plants etc
•External examiner of PhD/MSc dissertation: University of Oxford; University of Dundee; University of East Anglia
Patent (*Principal Inventor)
1.Hong Y*, Jackson S & Li C (2011) Molecular engineering of a floral inducer for crop improvement. International patent WO2011107808. (Exclusive license to PBL-UK and an International Biotechnology Company)
2.Hong Y*, Jackson S & Li C (2010) Molecular engineering of a floral inducer for crop improvement. UK patent 1003702.6 (Exclusive license to PBL-UK and an International Biotechnology Company)
3.Hong Y* & Mohammed A (2010) Small RNA-mediated antiviral protection. UK patent 1011764.6 (Exclusive license to PBL-UK)
4.Hong Y* (2002) Plant two-hybrid system, UK patent PB0203414
Selected Journal Publication
1.Boureau L, How Kit A, Teyssier E, Drevensek S, Rainieri M, Joubès J, Stammitti L, Pribat A, Bowler C, Hong Y* & Gallusci P* (2016) A Curly leaf homologue controls both vegetative and reproductive development of tomato plants. Plant Molecular Biology 90:485-501.
2.Wang Y, Zheng X, Yu B, Han S, Guo J, Tang H, Yu AYL, Deng H, Hong Y & Liu Y (2015) Disruption of microtubules in plants suppresses macroautophagy and triggers start excess-associated chloroplast autophagy. Autophagy 11:2259-2274..
3.Liu RE, How-Kit A, Stammitti L, Teyssier E, Rolin D, Bertrand A, Halle S, Liu M, Kong J, Wu C, Degraeve-Guibault C, Chapman N, Maucourt M, Hodgman C, Tost J, Bouzayen M, Hong Y, Seymour GB, Giovannoni J & Gallusci P (2015) A DEMETER-Like DNA demethylase governs tomato fruit ripening. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 112:10804-10809.
4.Chen W, Kong J, Lai T, Manning K, Wu C, Wang Y, Qin C, Li B, Yu Z, Zhang X, He M, Zhang P, Gu M, Yang X, Mahammed A, Li C, Osman T, Shi N, Wang H, Jackson S, Liu Y, Gallusci P & Hong Y* (2015) Tuning LeSPL-CNR expression by SlymiR157 affects tomato fruit ripening. Scientific Reports 5:7852.
5.Chen W, Kong J, Qin C, Yu S, Tan J, Chen Y, Wu C, Wang H, Shi Y, Li C, Li B, Zhang P, Wang Y, Lai T, Yu Z, Zhang X, Shi N, Wang H, Osman T, Liu Y, Manning K, Jackson J, Rolin D, Zhong S, Seymour GB, Gallusci P & Hong Y* (2015) Requirement of CHROMOMETHYLASE3 for somatic inheritance of the spontaneous tomato epimutation Colourless non-ripening. Scientific Reports 5:9192.
6.Han S, Wang Y, Zheng X, Jia Q, Zhao J, Bai F, Hong Y & Liu Y (2015) Cytoplastic glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydorgenases interact with ATG3 to negatively regulate autophagy and immunity in plants. Plant Cell 27: 1316-1331.
7.Chen W, Zhang Q, Kong J, Hu F, Li B, Wu C, Qin C, Zhang P, Shi N & Hong Y* (2015) MR VIGS: microRNA-based virus induced gene silencing in plants. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1287:147-157.
8.Lai T, Wang Y, Zhou T, Mei F, Zhang P, Zhou Y, Shi N & Hong Y* (2015) Virus-induced LeSPL-CNR silencing inhibits fruit ripening in tomato. Journal of Agricultural Science 7:184-195.
9.Sha A, Zhao J, Yin K, Tang Y, Wang Y, Wei X, Hong Y, Liu Y (2014) Virus-based MicroRNA silencing in plants. Plant Physiology 164: 36-47.
10.Kong J, Chen W, Sheng J, Qin C, Lai T, Zhang P, Wang Y, Wu C, Yang X & Hong Y* (2013) Virus-induced gene complementation in tomato. Plant Signaling & Behavior 8: e27142.
11.Du Y, Zhao J, Chen T, Liu Q, Zhang H, Wang Y, Hong Y, Xiao F, Zhang L, Shen Q & Liu Y (2013) Type I J-Domain NbMIP1 Proteins Are Required for Both Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infection and Plant Innate Immunity. PLoS Pathogens 9: e1003659.
12.Wang Y, Yu B, Zhao J, Guo J, Li Y, Han S, Huang L, Du Y, Hong Y, Tang D & Liu Y (2013) Autophagy contributes to leaf start degradation. Plant Cell 25: 1383-1399 (FACULTY OF 1000 BIOLOGY).
13.Zhao J, Liu Q, Zhang H, Jia Q, Hong Y & Liu Y (2013) RuBisCO small subunit is involved in Tobamovirus movement and Tm22-mediated extreme resistance. Plant Physiology 161: 374-383 (FACULTY OF 1000 BIOLOGY).
14.Zhou T, Zhang H, Lai T, Qin C, Shi N, Wang H, Jin M, Zhong S, Fan Z, Liu Y, Wu Z, Jackson S, Giovannoni J, Rolin D, Gallusci P & Hong Y* (2012) Virus-induced gene complementation reveals a transcription factor network in modulation of tomato fruit ripening. Scientific Reports 2: 836.
15.Qin C, Shi N, Gu M, Zhang H, Li B, Shen J, Mohammed A, Ryabov E, Li C, Wang H, Liu Y, Osman T, Vatish M & Hong Y* (2012) Involvement of RDR6 in short-range intercellular RNA silencing in Nicotiana benthamiana. Scientific Reports 2: 467.
16.Xu G, Li S, Xie K, Zhang Q, Wang Y, Tang Y, Liu D, Hong Y, He C & Liu Y (2012) Plant ERD2-like proteins function as ER luminal protein receptors and participate in programmed cell death during innate immunity. Plant Journal 72: 57-69.
17.Li C, Gu M, Shi N, Zhang H, Yang X, Osman T, Liu Y, Wang H, Vatish M, Jackson S & Hong Y* (2011) Mobile FT mRNA contributes to the systemic florigen signalling in floral induction. Scientific Reports 1: 73. (Research highlight in Nature Middle East, doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2011.123).
18.Bruce G, Gu M, Shi N, Liu Y & Hong Y* (2011) Influence of retinoblastoma-related gene silencing on the initiation of DNA replication by African cassava mosaic virus Rep in cells of mature leaves in Nicotiana benthamiana plants. Virology Journal 8:561.
19.Shi NN, Xu Y, Yang KF, Chen Y, Wang HZ, Xu XB & Hong Y* (2011) Development of a sensitive diagnostic assay to detect Cymbidium mosaic and Odontoglossum ringspot viruses in members of the Orchidaceae. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 86: 69-73.
20.Wu Y, Huang J, Liu J, Jin M, Gu M, Hong Y & Wu Z (2011) Protective effect of recombinant human glucagon-like peptide-1 (rhGLP-1) pretreatment in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Journal of Peptide Science 17: 499–504.
21.Shi Y, Qin Y, Cao Y, Sun H, Zhou T, Hong Y & Fan Z (2011) Influence of an m-type thioredoxin in maize on potyviral infection. European Journal of Plant Pathology 131:317–326.
22.Tang Y, Wang F, Zhao J, Hong Y & Liu Y (2010) Virus-based microRNA expression for gene functional analysis in plants. Plant Physiology 153:632-641.
23.Li C, Zhang K, Zeng X, Jackson S, Zhou Y & Hong Y* (2009) A cis-element within FLOWERING LOCUS T mRNA determines its mobility and facilitates trafficking of heterologous viral RNA. Journal of Virology 83:3540-3548 (FACULTY OF 1000 BIOLOGY).
24.Shi Y, Ryabov E, Van Wezel R, Li C, Jin M, Wang W, Fan Z & Hong Y* (2009) Suppression of local RNA silencing is not sufficient to promote cell-to-cell movement of Turnip crinkle virus in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4:15-22 (COVER ARTICLE)
25.Lin ZF, Hong Y, Yin M, Li C, Zhang K & Grierson D (2008) A tomato HD-Zip homeobox protein, LeHB-1, plays an important role in floral organogenesis and ripening. The Plant Journal 55:301-310.
26.Zhou Y, Ryabov E, Zhang X & Hong Y* (2008) Influence of viral genes on the cell-to-cell spread of RNA silencing. Journal of Experimental Botany 59:2803-2813 (COVER ARTICLE).
27.Jin M, Li C, Shi Y, Huang J, Wu Z, Fan Z & Hong Y* (2008) A single amino acid change in a geminiviral Rep protein differentiates between triggering a plant defence response and initiating viral DNA replication. Journal of General Virology 89:2636-2641.
28.Chen A, Zhou T, Wu X, Hong Y, Fan Z & Li H (2008) Influence of cytoplasmic heat shock protein 70 on viral infection of Nicotiana benthamiana. Molecular Plant Pathology 9:809-818 (Cover article).
29.MA Y, Zhou T, Hong Y, Fan Z & Li H (2008) Decreased level of ferredoxin I in Tobacco mosaic virus-infected tobacco is associated with development of the mosaic symptom. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 72:39-45.
30.Zeng X, Zhang K, Li Z, Zhou Y, Bo L, Zhang X & Hong Y* (2008) Production of highly immunogenic tuberculosis proteins in plants using a versatile Potato virus X-based expression system. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 83:4-8.
31.Manning K, Tor M, Poole M, Hong Y, Thompson AJ, King GJ, Giovannoni JJ & Seymour GB (2006) A naturally occurring epigenetic mutation in an SBP-box gene inhibits tomato fruit ripening. Nature Genetics 38:948-952.
32.Segers GC, Van Wezel V, Zhang X, Hong Y & Nuss DL (2006) Hypovirus papain-like protease p29 suppresses RNA silencing in the natural fungal host and in an heterologous plant system. The Eukaryotic Cell 5: 896-904.
33.Van Wezel R & Hong Y* (2004) Virus survival of RNA silencing without deploying protein-mediated suppression in Nicotiana benthamiana. FEBS Letters 562: 65-70 (COVER ARTICLE).
34.Ryabov E, Van Wezel R, Walsh J & Hong Y* (2004) Cell-to-Cell, but not long-distance spread of RNA silencing induced initially in individual epidermal cells. Journal of Virology 78:3149-3154.
35.Hong Y*, Stanley J & Van Wezel R (2003) Novel system for the simultaneous analysis of DNA replication and plant-virus interactions in Nicotiana benthamiana. Journal of Virology 77:13315-13322.
36.Dong X, Van Wezel R, Stanley J & Hong Y* (2003) Functional characterisation of the nuclear localisation signal for a suppressor of posttranscriptional gene silencing. Journal of Virology 77:7026-7033.
37.Van Wezel R, Liu H, Wu Z, Stanley J & Hong Y* (2003) Contribution of the zinc finger and DNA binding by a suppressor of posttranscriptional gene silencing. Journal of Virology 77:696-700.
38.Van Wezel R, Dong X, Tien P, Stanley J & Hong Y* (2002) Mutation of three cysteine residues in tomato yellow leaf curl China virus C2 protein causes dysfunction in pathogenesis and post-transcriptional gene silencing suppression. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 15: 203-208.
39.Van Wezel R, Dong X, Blake P, Stanley J & Hong Y* (2002) Differential roles of geminivirus Rep and AC4 (C4) in the induction of necrosis in Nicotiana benthamiana. Molecular Plant Pathology 3: 461-471.
40.Posthuma KI, Adams AN, Hong Y & KIRBY MJ (2002) Partial sequence of Strawberry crinkle virus L gene and detection of the virus by PCR. Plant Pathology 51:266-274.
41.Van Wezel R, Liu H, Tien P, Stanley J & Hong Y* (2001) Gene C2 of the monopartite geminivirus Tomato yellow leaf curl virus from China virus encodes a pathogenicity determinant that is localised in the nucleus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 14: 1125-1128.
42.Yin Q, Yang H, Gong Q, Wang H, Liu Y, Hong Y*, & Tien P (2001) Tomato yellow leaf curl virus from China: Monopartite genome organization and agroinfection of plants. Virus Research 81:69-76.
43.Hong Y*, Davies D-L, Van Wezel R, Ellerker BE, Morton A & Barbara D (2001) Expression of immunodominant membrane protein of chlorantie-aster yellows phytoplasma in Nicotiana benthamiana from a potato virus X-based vector. Acta Horticulture 550: 409-415.
44.Cole TE, Hong Y, Brasier CM & Buck KW (2000) Detection of an RNA-dependent-RNA polymerase in mitochondria from a mitovirus infected isolate of the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. Virology 268: 239-243.
45.Hong Y, Dover S, Cole TE, Brasier CM & Buck KW (1999) Multiple mitochondrial viruses in an isolate of the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. Virology 258: 118-127.
46.Hong Y, Cole TE, Brasier CM & Buck KW (1998) Novel structure of two virus-like RNA elements from a diseased isolate of the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. Virology 242:80-89.
47.Hong Y, Cole TE, Brasier CM & Buck KW (1998) Evolutionary relationships among putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase encoded by a mitochondrial virus-like RNA in the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, by other viruses and virus-like RNAs, and by the Arabidopsis mitochondrial genome. Virology 246:158-169.
48.Cole TE, Muller BM, Hong Y, Brasier CM & Buck KW (1998) Complexity of virus-like double-stranded RNA elements in a diseased isolate of the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. Journal of Phytopathology 146:593-598.
49.Hong Y, Saunders K & Stanley J (1997) Transactivation of dianthin transgene expression by African cassava mosaic virus AC2. Virology 228: 383-387.
50.Hong Y, Saunders K; Hartley MR & Stanley J (1996) Resistance to geminivirus infection by virus-induced expression of a plant cytotoxin. Virology 220:119-127.
51.Hong Y & Stanley J (1996) Virus resistance in Nicotiana benthamiana conferred by African cassava mosaic virus replication-associated protein (AC1) transgene. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 9:219-225.
52.Hong Y & Stanley J (1995) Regulation of African cassava mosaic virus complementary-sense gene expression by N-terminal sequences of the replication-associated protein AC1. Journal of General Virology 76:2415-2422.
53.Hong Y & Harrison BD (1995) Nucleotide sequences from tomato leaf curl viruses from different countries: evidence for three geographically separate branches in evolution of the coat protein of whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses. Journal of General Virology 76:2043-2049.
54.Hong Y, Robinson DJ & Harrison BD (1993) Nucleotide evidence for the occurrence of three distinct whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses in cassava. Journal of General Virology 94:2437-2443.
Selected Books and Reviews (*Corresponding
1.Hong Y, Jackson S (2015) Floral induction and flower formation – the role and potential applications of miRNAs. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 13:282-92. (Invited review).
2.Poltronieri P, Hong Y (2015) Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (eds), Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing, ISBN 9780081000687 (BOOK).
3.Qin C, Zhang Q, He M, Kong J, Li B, Mohamad A, Chen W, Zhang P, Zhang X, Yu Z, Lai T, Shi N, Osman T, Hong Y* (2015) Chapter 14 Virus Technology for functional genomics in plants. Page 229-236. In Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (eds by Poltronieri P, Hong Y). Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing,
4.Teyssier E, Boureau L, Chen W, Degraeve-Guibault C, Stammitti L, Hong Y, Gallusci P (2015) Chapter 8 Epigenetic regulation during fleshy fruit development and ripening. Page 133-152. In Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (eds by Poltronieri P, Hong Y). Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing,
5.Rolin D, Teyssier E, Hong Y, Gallusci P (2015) Chapter 9 Tomato fruit quality improvement facing the factional genomics revolution. Page 153-166. In Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (eds by Poltronieri P, Hong Y). Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing,
6.Li B, Hu F, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Hong Y* (2013) A cellular gene as a double surveillance agent for plant to combat pathogen. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 8: e26817.
7.Jackson S & Hong Y (2012) Systemic movement of FT mRNA and a possible role in floral induction. Frontiers in Plant Science. 3:127 (INVITED REVIEW).
8.Foster GD, Johansen E, Hong Y & Nagy P (2008) Plant Virology Protocols: From viral sequence to protein function. Methods in Molecular Biology (eds). Humana Press (BOOK)
9.Shi Y, Gu M, Fan Z & Hong Y* (2008) RNA silencing suppressor: how viruses fight back. Future Virology 3:125-133 (INVITED REVIEW, COVER ARTICLE).
10.Posthuma KI, Adams AN & Hong Y* (2000) Strawberry crinkle virus, a Cytorhabdovirus needing more attention from virologists. Molecular Plant Pathology, 1: 325-330 (REVIEW ARTICLE).
11.Hong Y* (1995) Plant viruses as sources of vectors and gene expression and regulatory elements (Chapter 7, Part II) in Plant Genetic Engineering, Tien P, Xu ZH, & Ye Y (eds.) pp109-133.
Selected Meeting Abstracts (*Corresponding
1.Jackson S*, Li C, Taylor J, Yu Z, Hong Y* (2015) Bio-Engineering of the flowering gene FT for increased seed yield. International Plant Molecular Biology Congress, October 2015, Iguazu Falls, Brazil.
2.Li B, Zhang X, Shi N, Hong Y* (2014) Genetic requirement for cell-specific intercellular RNA silencing. Annual Meeting for Chinese Association of Plant Virology. October 2014, Fuzhou, China (Invited Speaker).
3.Hong Y* (2013) From RNA signalling in flower induction to a novel gene allele for crop improvement. The Sixth AgriGenomics World Congress, September 2013, Norwich, UK (Invited Speaker and Session Chair).
4.Hong Y* (2013) A Plant Cellular mRNA Facilitates Systemic Viral RNA Movement. The 3rd International Conference on Biotic Plant Interactions, August 2013, Yangling, China (Invited Speaker and Session Chair).
5.Hong Y* (2013) Florigen signalling in flowering and increased productivity. Workshop: Flowering Time Control – from Natural Variation to Crop Improvement. January 2013, Cologne, Germany (Invited Speaker).
6.Hong Y* (2012) Florigen signalling in crop productivity. The 2nd International Symposium of Crop Germplasm Innovation and Molecular Breeding. November 2012, Hangzhou, China (Invited Speaker).
7.Hong Y* (2012) Cell-to-cell spread of virus induced RNA silencing. Annual Meeting for Chinese Association of Plant Virology. July 2012, Shenyang, China (Invited Speaker).
8.Hong Y* (2012) Intercellular RNA silencing. Annual Meeting for Zhejiang Cell Biology Society, July 2012, Hangzhou, China (Invited Speaker).
9.Hong Y* Systemic Protein and RNA Signaling in Flowering Induction. The Fourth AgriGenomics World Congress, June-July 2011, Hamburg, Germany (Invited Distinguished Faculty Speaker).
10.Mohamed A, Shi N, Osman T, Wang H, Hong Y*. Small interfering RNA as an exogenous biological agent for conferring plant resistance to geminiviral infection. The EU COST (Collaboration of Science and Technology) ACTION FA0806 Annual Congress, September 2011, Montpellier, France. (Invited Speaker).
11.Mohamed A & Hong Y*. Targeting siRNA hotspot confers plant resistance to infection by the African cassava mosaic virus. Conference of International Advances in Plant Virology, 5-7 September 2010, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
12.Hong Y*. Small RNA and selective DNA methylation in plant antiviral defence. The 3rd AgriGenomics World Congress, July 2010, Brussels, Belgium (Invited Distinguished Faculty Speaker).
13.Hong Y*. RNA trafficking in plant development and intercellular spread of RNA silencing. AgriGenomics World Congress, July 2009, London. UK (Invited Speaker).
14.Zhang K, Liu X, Li C, Zeng X, Jackson S, Zhou Y & Hong Y*. Facilitation of viral RNA trafficking by a plant cellular self-mobile Flowering Locus T RNA. GARNet-SEB Symposium, 8-10 September 2008, Nottingham, UK.
15.Lin Z, Hong Y, Yin M, Li C, Zhang K & Grierson D. A tomato HD-Zip homeobox protein, LeHB-1, is involved in control of ethylene synthesis, floral organogenesis and ripening. GARNet-SEB Symposium, 8-10 September 2008, Nottingham, UK.
16.Manning, K & Hong Y (2008). An SBP-box gene and the transcriptional regulation of tomato fruit ripening. The 5th Solanaceae Genome Workshop, Cologne, Germany.
17.Hong Y*, Ryabov EV, Zhang X & Zhou Y. Facilitation of cell-to-cell spread of RNA silencing by a small viral protein in plants. Abstracts of the XIII International Congress of Virology, 23-28 July 2005, San Francisco, USA. p232. (Speaker).
18.Van Wezel R, Dong X, Liu H, Tien P, Stanley J, & Hong Y*. Requirement of a zinc-finger and unclear localization for a viral protein to suppress posttranscriptional gene silencing. Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of Virology, 27 July – 1 August 2002, Paris, France, p148 (Speaker).
19.Hong Y*, Van Wezel R, Stanley J, & Tien P. Gene C2 of the monopartite Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus encodes a pathogenicity determinant that suppresses posttranscriptional gene silencing. Abstracts of the 3rd International Geminivirus Symposium, 24-28 July 2001, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. p43 (Speaker).
20.Posthuma KI, Hong Y & Adams AN. Molecular detection of Strawberry crinkle virus. 18th International Symposium on Virus & Virus-like Diseases of Temperate Fruit Crops. July 9-15th 2000, Canterbury and HRI-East Malling, England. p42.
21.Hong Y*, Ellerker BE, Davies D-L, Morton A & Barbara DJ. Expression of major membrane protein of chlorantie-aster yellows phytoplasma in planta from a potato virus-based vector. 18th International Symposium on Virus & Virus-like Diseases of Temperate Fruit Crops. July 9-15th 2000, Canterbury and HRI-East Malling, England. p111 (Speaker).
22.Van Wezel R, Liu H, Tien P, Stanley J & Hong Y*. Geminiviral AC2, a pathogenicity determinant. BSPP Presidential Meeting 2000, December 18-20th 2000, Wye College, UK. p49 (Invited Speaker).
23.POSTHUMA K, HONG Y & ADAMS AN. Towards molecular detection of strawberry crinkle virus. Presidential Meeting 1999. British Society for Plant Pathology. Oxford, UK. 19 – 22 December 1999. P46.
24.Hong Y, Cole TE, Dover S, Brasier CM & Buck KW. RNA-dependent RNA polymerases encoded by mitochondrial viruses of the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. Abstracts of XIth International Congress of Virology. Sidney, Australia. 8-13 August, 1999.
25.Hong Y*, Saunders K, Hartley MR & Stanley J. An "inducible suicide" strategy for engineering virus resistance in plants. 8th International Congress of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. Knoxville, TN, USA. July 14-19, 1996. M14.
26.Hong Y* & Stanley J. Regulation of African cassava mosaic virus gene expression and DNA replication. 1st. International Symposium on Geminiviruses. Almeria, Spain. 14-17 September 1994. p55. (Speaker)
27.Hong Y*, Fargette D, Swanson MM, McGrath PF & Harrison BD. Sequence and epitope variation among coat proteins of tomato yellow leaf curl geminiviruses from different regions, Abstracts of IXth International Congress of Virology. Glasgow, UK. 8-13 August, 1993. p105 (Speaker).
28.Hong Y*, Saunders K, Stanley J & Hartley MR. (1997) Control of geminivirus infection by RIP expression from a virus-inducible promoter. Journal of Experimental Botany 48 (Suppl): 13.
29.Hong Y* & Stanley J. A novel strategy for engineering plant virus resistance. PMB II Final Meeting, Jojn Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. 12-14th February 1997. pp66-67 (Speaker).
30.HONG Y* & STANLEY J. Genetically engineered plant virus resistance: development of a virus-induced vector. PMB II Mid-Term Meeting, UEA, Norwich, UK. 6-8 July, 1994. p10 (Speaker).
31.Hong Y*, Saunders K, Hartley MR & Stanley J. Control of geminivirus infection by expression of a plant cytotoxin transgene from a virus-inducible promoter. John Innes Centre & Sainsbury Laboratory Annual Report 1995/1996. pp51.
32.Hong Y & Robinson DJ. Characterisation of the genome of solanum apical leaf curling virus, Report Scottish Crop Research Institute 1989. p84.
33.Hong Y & Robinson DJ. Cloning and nucleotide sequencing of Indian cassava mosaic geminivirus DNA. Report Scottish Crop Research Institute 1989. p85.