College of Life Science and Technology
Guangxi University, China
Dr. You-Zhi Li is a professor of the College of Life Science and Technology, and a PI of the State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, at Guangxi University, Guangxi, China. As a visiting scholar, he studied first at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Switzerland. As a PI, he leads a research group working at fields of starch accumulation of tuberous roots of cassava, important environment agronomic traits of adaptation of maize to environments, as well as the environmental microbiology, but the most interesting fields are cassava starch accumulation and maize tolerance to abiotic stresses. The most remarkable achievement was to find the response network of maize to abiotic stresses (water deficit, salt stress, aluminum toxicity, and photoprtiod changes) at the levels of transcriptome, proteome and/or metabolome.
The most interesting fields are cassava starch accumulation and maize tolerance to abiotic stresses.