Zhijin Zhang
  • Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2007

Current position

Associate research fellow of Biotechnology Research Institute, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. The research area is focusing on rice adaptation to salt stress, regulation of plant secondary metabolism.

Selected publications

  1. Wang, J., Yu, Y., Zhang, Z., Quan, R., Zhang, H., Ma, L., Deng, X. W. and Huang, R. (2013). Arabidopsis CSN5B interacts with VTC1 and modulates ascorbic acid synthesis. Plant Cell 25(2): 625-636.
  2. Zhang, Z., Wang, J., Zhang, R. and Huang, R. (2012). The ethylene response factor AtERF98 enhances tolerance to salt through the transcriptional activation of ascorbic acid synthesis in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 71(2): 273-287.
  3. Wang, Y., Wan, L., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Quan, R., Zhou, S. and Huang, R. (2012). An ethylene response factor OsWR1 responsive to drought stress transcriptionally activates wax synthesis related genes and increases wax production in rice. Plant Mol Biol 78(3): 275-288.
  4. Li, Z., Zhang, L., Yu, Y., Quan, R., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H. and Huang, R. (2011). The ethylene response factor AtERF11 that is transcriptionally modulated by the bZIP transcription factor HY5 is a crucial repressor for ethylene biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J 68(1): 88-99.
  5. Wan, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Zhang, Z., Quan, R., Zhou, S. and Huang, R. (2011). Transcriptional activation of OsDERF1 in OsERF3 and OsAP2-39 negatively modulates ethylene synthesis and drought tolerance in rice. PLoS One 6(9): e25216.
  6. Quan, R., Hu, S., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, Z. and Huang, R. (2010). Overexpression of an ERF transcription factor TSRF1 improves rice drought tolerance. Plant Biotechnol J 8(4): 476-488.
  7. Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Quan, R., Wang, X. C. and Huang, R. (2009). Transcriptional regulation of the ethylene response factor LeERF2 in the expression of ethylene biosynthesis genes controls ethylene production in tomato and tobacco. Plant Physiol 150(1): 365-377.
  8. Wu, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Wang, X. C. and Huang, R. (2008). Transcriptional modulation of ethylene response factor protein JERF3 in the oxidative stress response enhances tolerance of tobacco seedlings to salt, drought, and freezing. Plant Physiol 148(4): 1953-1963.
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