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Li Yuhua

Time:2018-08-07Source: ClickTimes:

Name: Li, Yuhua

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Professor

Position: Dean

Phone number: 86-451-82191733


Address: Northeast Forestry University, Shaw (Yifu) Teaching Building, Room 512

Education and Training:

1979.9-1983.7 Bachelor, Agricultural College of Yanbian University, Major: Pomology

1989.9-1994.4 Master and Ph.D., Shenyang Agricultural University, Major: Pomology


1986.6-1994.4: Assistant and Lecturer of Pomology, Agricultural college of Yanbian University

1994.6- 2000.7: Postdoctoral fellow of Horticulture, The University of Tokyo

2000.7-2003.9: Professor of Horticulture, College of Landscape Architecture, Northeast Forestry University

2003.7-present: Professor and Dean, College of Life Science, Northeast Forestry University

Honors and Awards:

National Award for Science and Technology Progress in Higher Education

Northeast Forestry University academic teacher Subsidy Scheme

Fellow of "Longjiang Scholar" Professor

Provincial Institute of Higher education of outstanding scientific achievement award

Third award of the Sixth China Flower Exposition technological achievements

Courses to teach

Molecular Biology, Advances in Modern Biological Science and Developmental Biology

Research Specialty:

Plant Developmental Biology

Molecular Biology

Synthetic Biology

Extramural Appointments and Service:

2005-2016: Scientific Reviewer of National Natural Science Foundation of China

Daqing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

Editorial Boards:

Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science”

Member of the Editorial Board of “Plant Physiology Journal (in Chinese)”

Member of Japanese Society for Horticultural Science

Member of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science

Research Interest:

1. Light signal transduction of plant

Plants exposed to UV exhibit protective responses including elevated anthocyanin biosynthesis. A tomato accession LA1996 with Anthocyanin fruit (Aft) gene accumulates anthocyanins in fruits. In our previous study, we found that anthocyanin accumulation in this fruits was induced only by co-irradiation with UV-B and blue but not by other wavelength lights including red, far-red, blue, UV-A or UVA+UV-B. UV-B + blue induction of anthocyanin biosynthesis is commonly observed in plants, but its signaling pathway is poorly understood. To dissect this pathway, we constructed EMS mutated lines of LA1996, and screened for mutants that lost UV-B + blue induced anthocyanin accumulation. These mutants are expected to be defective in one of the components of UV-B + blue signaling pathway, or in aft genes. The purpose of this study is to identify the mutated genes of these mutants and find new key members of UV-B + blue signaling pathway that regulate anthocyanin biosynthesis.

2. Ginseng bioreactor production research profile

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a valuable Chinese traditional medicine. Wild ginseng resources are depleted due to the long-term over-excavation. Now, cultivated ginseng occupied the market. However, cultivated ginseng has the many disadvantages, such as low medicinal value, pesticide pollution, heavy metal pollution, competition for land, etc. To protect the wild ginseng resources and meet the market demand, this research was aimed to use the bioreactor technology to produce a large amount of ginseng cultured roots with high quality. Now, 5000-L bioreactor system is designed and built for this purpose.

3. Selection of cold-tolerant ornamental plants and research of its mechanism

Stresses caused by drought, salinity, temperature and other environmental factors, are major reasons affecting plant growth and result in significantly reduced crop yield worldwide. Transgenic plant technology provides a powerful tool to improve abiotic stress tolerance of plants. We focus on the adversity of flower germplasm resources in north China. We attempt to improve the tolerance of vulnerable flowers to these abiotic stresses through introgression of stress tolerance genes.


(1) National Natural Science Foundation of China (31471911) (P.I.)

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2018

Title: Signal transductions for anthocyanin biosynthesis in response to blue and UV-B radiation in tomato fruits

(2) National Natural Science Foundation of China (31272200) (P.I.)

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2016

Title: Genetic analysis of turnip mutants defective in UV-A and blue + UV-B inducible anthocyanin biosynthesis.

(3) National Natural Science Foundation of China (31070275) (P.I.)

01/01/2011 – 12/31/2013

Title: Studies on Phosphorylated Proteins in Self-incompatible Signal Transduction Pathway

(4) National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program) (2013AA102706) (P.I.)

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2017

Title: Chrysanthemum resistance and regulation of flowering-related gene cloning, gene function identification, efficient chrysanthemum transgenic platform system and the establishment of transgenic plants

(5) The State Bureau of Forestry 948 project(P.I.)

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2017

Title: Introduction of Large - scale Propagation Production Technology and Processing Technology of Medicinal Plants

(6) National Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang, China (P.I.)

07/01/2016 – 07/01/2019

Title: Industrial production of root of Panax ginseng, efficient transformation of effective active substance and cell synthesis and utilization


1. Wang J, Wang Y, Chen B W, Kawabata, S., &Li, Y*. Comparative transcriptome analysis revealed distinct gene set expression associated with anthocyanin biosynthesis in response to short-wavelength light in turnip. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2016, 38(6): 1-12.

2. Yang Zhang, Tianxun Sun, Linan Xie, Takahiro Hayashi, Saneyuki Kawabata,Yuhua Li*. Relationship between the velvet‑like texture of flower petals and light reflection from epidermal cell surfaces, J Plant Res, 2015, 128, (4): 623-632 (SCI, IF 1.823)

3. Lili Zhang, Yu Wang, Mei Sun, Jing Wang, Saneyuki Kawabata* andYuhua Li*. BrMYB4, a suppressor of genes for phenylpropanoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis, is downregulated by UV-B but not by pigment-inducing sunlight in turnip cv. Tsuda Plant and Cell Physiology, 2014, 55(12): 2092–2101 (SCI, IF 4.962)

3. Zhou B, Fan P,Li Y*. High-throughput sequence analysis of small RNAs in skotomorphogenic seedlings of Brassica rapa ssp. rapa. Gene, 2014, 548:68–74 (SCI, IF 2.082)

4. Bo Zhou, Yu Wang, Yaguang Zhan,Yuhua Li*, Saneyuki Kawabata. Chalcone synthase family genes have redundant roles in anthocyanin biosynthesis and in response to blue/UV-A light in turnip (Brassica rapa; Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany. 2013, 100(12): 2458–2467 (SCI, IF 2.586)

5. Ling Yang, Lei Bian, Hai-long Shen,Yu-hua Li*. Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from mature zygotic embryos of Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 2013.11(2). 115-125 (SCI, IF 3.633)

6. Yu Wang, Bo Zhou, Mei Sun,Yuhua Li*, Saneyuki Kawabata. UV-A Light Induces Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in a Manner Distinct from Synergistic Blue + UV-B Light and UV-A/Blue Light Responses in Different Parts of the Hypocotyls in Turnip Seedlings. Plant & Cell Physiology. 2012, 53(8):1470-1480. (SCI, IF 4.702)

7. Hao Wu, Hongyan Yang, Xiangling You,Yuhua Li*: Isolation and Characterization of Saponin-Producing Fungal Endophytes from Aralia elata in Northeast China International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2012, 13, 16255-16266. (SCI, IF 2.598)

8. Xiang Ling You, Xiao Tan, Jin Ling Dai,Yu Hua Li*, Yong Eui Choi. Large-scale somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of Panax notoginseng. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 2012,108: 333-338. (SCI, IF 3.09)

9. Bo Zho, Shu-Hua Yan,Yu-Hua Li*. Expression of Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Genes During Fruit Development in ‘Fengxiang’ Strawberry. Advanced Materials Research. 2012. 455-456: 443-448

10. Yang, Ling,Yu Hua Li*, and Hai Long Shen. “Fruit and Seed Development of Sorbus pohuashanensis Hedl”. Advanced Materials Research 393 (2012): 772-775.

11. Yang, Ling,Yu Hua Li*, and Hai Long Shen. “Factors Influencing Seed Germination of Sorbus pohuashanensis Hedl”. Advanced Materials Research 393 (2012): 758-761.

12. Jian Cui, Jinghua Liu,Yuhua Li*, Tieliu Shi*. Integrative Identification of Arabidopsis Mitochondrial Proteome and Its Function Exploitation through Protein Interaction Network.2011, 6 (1) (SCI)

13. Wang Q. H., Zhang Y., Kawabata S.,Li Y. H.*, Double Fertilization and Embryogenesis of Eustoma grandiflorum. J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci., 2011, 80(3): 351-357. (SCI)

14. HongYan Yang, Hao Wu, XiaoFen Wang, ZongJun Cui,YuHua Li*. Selection and characteristics of a switchgrass-colonizing microbial communityto produce extracellular cellulases and xylanases. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102: 3546–3550 (SCI)

15. Peng Li, Weidong Zang,Yuhua Li*, Feng Xu, Jigang Wang and Tieliu Shi, AtPID: the overall hierarchical functional protein interaction network interface and analytic platform for Arabidopsis Nucleic Acids Research, 2010, 1–4, (SCI, IF 6.9)

16. Shi Chun Pei,Yu Hua Li, Yuan Yuan Zhang, Lin Cai and Won Jong Lee. Detection of Aflatoxin B1 in Corn, Rice, and Barley by ELISA, Using a Heavy-Chain IgG2b Isotype Monoclonal Antibody. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 2010, 68(1): 10-14 (SCI, IF 0.793)

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