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Dr Jaehoon Jung

Dr Jaehoon Jung

Research Associate

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Bateman Street

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

Research Interests

My main interest is to understand how plants integrate temperature signals into the regulation of various developmental processes, such as cell elongation and flowering. In the Wigge lab, I am using several biochemical approaches to examine how temperature signals are sensed via H2A.Z-nucleosomes. I am also studying how PIF4 is regulated by temperature.

Key Publications


Ezer D, Jung JH, Lan H, Biswas S, Gregoire L, Box MS, Charoensawon V, Cortijo S, Lai X, Stöckle D, Zubieta C, Jaeger KE, Wigge PA (2017) The Evening Complex coordinates environmental and endogenous signals in Arabidopsis. Nat. Plants 3: 17087.

Jung JH*, Lee HJ*, Ryu JY, Park CM (2016) SPL3/4/5 Integrate Developmental Aging and Photoperiodic Signals into the FT-FD Module in Arabidopsis Flowering. Mol. Plant 9: 1647-1659 (* Equal contribution).

Jung JH*, Domijan M*, Klose C*, Biswas S*, Ezer D*, Gao M, Khattak AK, Box MS, Charoensawan V, Cortijo S, Kumar M, Grant A, Locke JC, Schäfer E, Jaeger KE, Wigge PA (2016) Phytochromes Function as Thermosensors in Arabidopsis. Science 354: 886-889 (* Equal contribution).

Lee JH, Jung JH, Park CM (2015) INDUCER OF CBF EXPRESSION 1 integrates cold signals into FLOWERING LOCUS C-mediated flowering pathways in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 84: 29-40.

Lee HJ, Jung JH, Cortés Llorca L, Kim SG, Lee S, Baldwin IT, Park CM (2014) FCA mediates thermal adaptation of stem growth by attenuating auxin action in Arabidopsis. Nat. Commun. 5: 5473.

Jung JH*, Lee HJ*, Park MJ*, Park CM (2014) Beyond ubiquitination: proteolytic and nonproteolytic roles of HOS1. Trends Plant Sci. 19: 538-545 (* Equal contribution).

Jung JH*, Park JH*, Lee S, Toe TK, Kim JM, Seki M, Park CM (2013) The Cold Signaling Attenuator HIGH EXPRESSION OF OSMOTICALLY RESPONSIVE GENE1 Activates FLOWERING LOCUS C Transcription via Chromatin Remodeling under Short-Term Cold Stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25: 4378-4390 (* Equal contribution).


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Deposition of H2A.Z-nucleosomes is temperature dependent.


Step-wise regulation of the activity of PIF4 protein. Post-translational modifications (PTMs), such as phosphorylation and ubiquitination, are involved in modulating PIF4 activity.