Yiping Qi received a B.A. degree in microbiology from Nankai University in 2000 and an M.S. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003. He received a Ph.D. degree in Plant Biological Science Program at the University of Minnesota in 2009. During his Ph.D. degree study period, Dr. Qi developed an affinity purification method for purifying low-abundance plasma-membrane protein complexes in plants and researched in the field of plant-microbe interaction. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate leading a team working on applying zinc finger nucleases to plant genome engineering in the Center for Genome Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA. His research interest covers targeted gene disruption, targeted gene cluster deletion, and gene targeting in plants. The research outcome is expected to help academic research as well as industrial applications.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011