General

Qing Liu, Associate Professor, South China Botanical Garden

E-mail: liuqing@scib.ac.cn
Telephone: 020-37252567
Address: Room 101, Fifth Experimental Building, Xingke Road 723, Tianhe District, Guanghzou,China
Postcode: 510650



Research Areas

Crop plants’ genome orgin, studying their evolution and organization at the DNA to genome levels: large-scale processes with chromosomes, polyploidy and DNA sequence. Microscopy, image processing, bioinformatics, in situ hybridization, molecular genetics and phylogenetics. Research interests: Crop genome origin in Eleusine, Sorghum, Panicum, Avena and Chloridoideae phylogeny.


Education

South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

March 2002–March 2005. Ph.D.: Botany. Dissertation title: Systematic and evolutionary studies of the subfamily Chloridoideae (Poaceae).

 

July 1998–July 2001. Master of Science: Botany. Dissertation title: Studies on the taxonomy (South China) and phytogeography of the subfamily Chloridoideae (Gramineae).

 

Harbin Normal University, Department of Biology

July 1993–July 1997. Bachelor of Science: Biology education. Dissertation title: Studies of gland hairs and secretion micromorphology in Labiatae plants.

Experience

   
Work Experience

Huanyong Chen Professor, Young Professor, January 2014–present. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Associate Professor, December 2005–December 2013. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, November 2016–October 2017. Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, University of Leicester. Collaborator: Pat Heslop Harrison.

Project title: The Repetitive DNA Landscape in Avena (Poaceae).

Funds: China Scholarship Council. No. 201604910096.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, July 2012–December 2013. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Collaborators: Paul M. Peterson and Jun Wen.

Project title: Phylogeny of Sorghum (Poaceae) and the origin of cultivated sorghum and Johnsongrass.

Funds: Smithsonian Institution’s Small Grant Program. No. 2012-136.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, July 2009–July 2010. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Collaborator: Paul M. Peterson.

Project title: Phylogeny of Eleusine (Poaceae) and the origin of finger millet based on nuclear Pepc4 and EF-1α sequences.

Funds: National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration No. 8087-06 to PMP and China Scholarship Council No. 2008-3027 to QL.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, June–July 2006. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Collaborator: Paul M. Peterson.

Project title: Phylogenetics of the grass ‘Aveneae-type plastid DNA clade’ (Poaceae: Pooideae, Poeae) based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence data

Fund: Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Visitor Award to QL.

 

Master's Supervisor

April 2009–Present. Bin Jiang, Yu Zhang, Huan Liu, Lei Lin, Xiangying Zhou, Xiaoyu Li.

 

Assistant Professor, Research Technician, July 2001–November 2005. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Co-Supervisors: Gang Hao and Nanxian Zhao

Project title: Systematic and evolutionary studies of the subfamily Chloridoideae (Poaceae)

Fund: Main Direction Program of Knowledge Innovation of Chinese Academy of Sciences K2952-S1-112.

Teaching Experience

 

Master's Supervisor

April 2009–Present. Bin Jiang, Yu Zhang, Huan Liu, Lei Lin, Xiangying Zhou, Xiaoyu Li.

Honors & Distinctions

Outstanding Postgraduate Tutor of Guangzhou Education Base of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018

Publications

 

10. Liu Qing*, Lin Lei, Zhou Xiangying, Peterson Paul M, Wen Jun*. 2017. Unraveling the evolutionary dynamics of ancient and recent polyoidization events in Avena (Poaceae), Scientific Reports, 7(1): 41944.

9. Liu Q*, Liu H, Wen J*. 2017. Relationships between Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae) and its close relatives based on genomic in situ hybridization evidence. Turkish Journal of Botany, 41(1): 11-24.

8. Liu Q*, Liu H. 2015. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genomic relationships of Sorghum bicolor and closely related species (Poaceae). Chromosome Research. 23(S1): S132-S133.
7. Liu H, Hu XY, Liu YX, Liu Q*. 2015. Caryopsis micromorphological survey of Sorghum (Poaceae)—taxonomic implications. South African Journal of Botany, 99(1): 1-11.
6. Liu Q*, Liu H, Wen J, Peterson PM*. 2014. Infrageneric phylogeny and temporal divergences in Sorghum (Andropogonodae, Poaceae) based on low-copy nuclear and plastid sequences. PLoS One, 9(8): e104933.
5. Zhang Y, Hu XY, Liu YX, Liu Q*. 2014. Caryopsis micromorphological survey of Themeda (Poaceae) and allied spathaceous genera in the Andropogoneae. Turkish Journal of Botany, 38(4): 665-676.
4. Liu Q*, Jiang B, Wen J, Peterson PM. 2014. Low-copy nuclear gene and McGISH resolving polyploidy history of Eleusine coracana and morphological character evolution in Eleusine. Turkish Journal of Botany, 38(1): 1-12.

3. Liu Q*, Triplett JK, Wen J, Peterson PM*. 2011.  Allotetraploid origin and divergence in Eleusine (Chloridoideae, Poaceae): evidence from low-copy nuclear gene phylogenies and a plastid gene chronogram. Annals of Botany, 108(7): 1287-1298.
2. Liu Q*, Peterson PM, Ge XJ*. 2011. Phylogenetic signals in the realized climate niches of Chinese grasses (Poaceae). Plant Ecology, 212(10): 1733-1746.
1. Liu Q*, Zhang DX, Peterson PM. 2010. Lemma micromorphological characters in the Chloridoideae (Poaceae) optimized on a molecular phylogeny. South African Journal of Botany, 76(2): 196-209.

Research Interests

 

Microscopy, image processing, bioinformatics, in situ hybridization, molecular genetics and phylogenetics. Research interests: Crop genome origin in Eleusine, Sorghum, Panicum, Avena and Chloridoideae phylogeny.

Conferences

 

Liu Q*, Xiaoyu Li, Xiangying Zhou, Mingzhi Li, Fengjiao Zhang, Trude Schwarzacher, Pat Heslop Harrison. The repetitive DNA landscape in Avena (Poaceae): chromosome and genome evolution defined by major repeat classes in whole-genome sequence reads. Oral presentation at Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVII. W750. San Diego, USA. 12 to 16 January 2019.

Liu Q*, Liu H. 2015. Multicolor Genomic in situ Hybridization Identifies Genomic Relationships of Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae) and Closely Related Species. Oral presentation at the 10th European Cytogenetics Conference. Strasbourg, France. 4 to 7 July 2015.

Jiang B, Liu Q*. 2011. Distribution of Eleusine indica AA Genome on E. coracana (Poaceae) Chromosomes Identified by Genomic in situ Hybridization and Optimization Method of Probe Length. Abstract collections of the 10th young Chinese Botanists Symposium on Botanical Systematics and Evolution. Kunming.

Zhang Y, Jiang B, Liu Q*. 2011. Geographical distribution of Themeda Forssk. (Poaceae). Abstract collections of the 10th young Chinese Botanists Symposium on Botanical Systematics and Evolution. Kunming.

Liu Q. 2008. Lemma micromorphology of the Chloridoideae (Poaceae). Abstract Collection of the Fourth International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons and 5th International Symposium on Grass ematics and Evolution, Copenhagen, Denmark. Pp. 84.

Liu Q, Peterson PM, Travis C, Zhao NX, Hao G. 2006. Inflorescence diversification in “finger clade” (Chloridoideae, Poaceae). Oral presentation at the the 9th young Chinese Botanists Symposium on Botanical Systematics and Evolution. Xi’an, Shaanxi.

Collaboration

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, November 2016–October 2017. Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, University of Leicester. Collaborator: Pat Heslop Harrison.

Project title: The Repetitive DNA Landscape in Avena (Poaceae).

Funds: China Scholarship Council. No. 201604910096.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, July 2012–December 2013. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Collaborators: Paul M. Peterson and Jun Wen.

Project title: Phylogeny of Sorghum (Poaceae) and the origin of cultivated sorghum and Johnsongrass.

Funds: Smithsonian Institution’s Small Grant Program. No. 2012-136.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, July 2009–July 2010. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Collaborator: Paul M. Peterson.

Project title: Phylogeny of Eleusine (Poaceae) and the origin of finger millet based on nuclear Pepc4 and EF-1α sequences.

Funds: National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration No. 8087-06 to PMP and China Scholarship Council No. 2008-3027 to QL.

 

Visiting Scholar Fellow, June–July 2006. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Collaborator: Paul M. Peterson.

Project title: Phylogenetics of the grass ‘Aveneae-type plastid DNA clade’ (Poaceae: Pooideae, Poeae) based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence data

Fund: Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Visitor Award to QL.

 

Overseas Distinguished Scholar Project, Y861041001 (2018.8.1–2023.7.31) Collaborator: Prof. Pat Heslop Harrison

Students

已指导学生

姜斌  硕士研究生  071001-植物学  

刘欢  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  

林磊  硕士研究生  071001-植物学  

周湘英  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  

现指导学生

李晓宇  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  

潘浩研  硕士研究生  085238-生物工程  

王梓维  博士研究生  071007-遗传学