Jingyun Luo, Ph.D.

updated at 2022/10/18



National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China Shizishan Lu 1#, Hongshan, 430070, Wuhan, China




  • 2020-prensent Postdoctor in Crop Science, National key laboratory of crop genetic improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University
  • 2017-2020 Ph.D. candidate in Bioinformatics & genetics, National key laboratory of crop genetic improvement, college of life science and technology, Huazhong Agricultural University
  • 2011-2015 B.S. in Biological Science, college of life science and technology, Huazhong Agricultural University


  • Population genomics and genetics, typically on the genetic architecture dissection of complex traits in maize and providing useful gene resources and knowledge for breeding
  • NGS applications, majorly on applying whole genome re-sequencing & RNA-seq & metabolic technologies to explore the maize functional genome
  • Evolutionary genomics, especially on plant evolution & adaptation & improvement
  • Bio-data visualization & database construction


  • Bioinformatics
    • Programming Languages: mainly in Perl, R and shell scripts
    • NGS/omics-seq analyses: DNA/RNA-seq(Illumina, PB-SMRT/RSII, ONT), ChIP/HiC/WGS/ATAC, metabolic data(LC-MS,GC-MS) etc.
    • Downstream analyses: Population Genetics, Phylogenetics, Genomics, Epigenetics etc.
    • Visualisation: R/ggplot-x, AdobeIllustrator, Photoshop etc.
    • DIY pipelines when necessary: Variation calling, GWAS and post-GWAS etc.
    • Web development: more a designer than a developer, dealing with data more than code.
  • Biological
    • Experimental techniques: Proficient in molecular cloning, molecular marker detection and screening and other molecular biology experimental techniques.
    • Three years of field planting and management experience.


  • 2013, Shandong Denghai Seeds Co. Scholarship;
  • 2014, Dow AgroSciences Scholarship;
  • 2015, Leiao Seeds Co. Scholarship;
  • 2015, 2th Frasergen Biological Information Project Design Competition, Champion prize;
  • 2015-2016, Merit Graduate Student, HZAU;
  • 2015-2016 Connong Seed Industry Scholarship;
  • 2016, National Plant Biology Conference, 3rd poster award;
  • 2022, Hubei Postdoctoral Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Winner’s Price;
  • 2020-2023, College of Plant Science, HZAU, Outstanding Postdoctoral funding.


  • 2017, Academic Exchange Conference in Wuhan University, 3st reporter award;
  • 2017, Postgraduate Academic Forum of Life Sciences of Hubei University, 1st reporter award;
  • 2021, 5th National Maize Biology Academic Symposium, 1st reporter award;
  • 2022, Plant Genomes Online, Selected talks


  • 2021-2023, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 32101773, (300,000RMB), host.
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2022M711280, (80,000RMB), host.
  • 2020-2023National Natural Science Foundation of China, U1901201, (2,620,000RMB), participated.


Refer to Publications for more.