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Dr Meixuezi Tong

Dr Meixuezi  Tong

Research Associate

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street

Cambridge CB2 1LR
Office Phone: +44(0)1223 761100

Research Interests

I am interested in how plants respond to ambient temperature. In the Wigge group, I am focussing on the identification and characterization of mutants from a forward genetic screen of HSP70::Luciferase. I am also studying the role of H2A.Z in controlling the transcription of thermo-responsive genes.

Key Publications

Dong, O.*, Tong, M.*, Bonardi, V., Kasmi, F., Woloshen, V., Wünsch, L., Dangl, J., Li, X., TNL-mediated immunity in Arabidopsis requires complex transcriptional regulation of the redundant ADR1 gene family. (* Co-first authors) New Phytol, 2016 210: 960–973. 

Disch, E., Tong, M., Kotur, T., Koch, G., Wolf, C., Li, X., Hoth, S., Membrane-associated ubiquitin ligase SAUL1 suppresses temperature- and humidity-dependent autoimmunity in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2016;29(1):69-80. 

Copeland, C., Ao, K., Huang, Y., Tong, M., Li, X., The evolutionarily conserved E3 ubiquitin ligase AtCHIP contributes to plant immunity. Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7:309. 

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