Yan Chen    Master Supervior 

Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Phone 025-86881203

Address No.71 Beijing East Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu 

Research Areas

Aboveground- belowground Biodiversity and functionality

Plant-microbial chemical interaction process


University of CologneCologne, DE

2019-09-13 to 2019-11-13 | Visiting Scholar (Terrestrial Ecology, Institute of Zoology)

The University of OklahomaNormanOK, US

2016-10-17 to 2017-04-16 | Visiting Scholar (Institute for Environmental Genomics)

Nanjing Normal University NanjingJiangsuCN

2010-09-01 to 2013-06-10 | Ph D gegree (Microbiology in Life Science College)

Nanjing Normal UniversityNanjingJiangsuCN

2007-09-01 to 2010-06-10 | Master degree (Microbiology in Life Science College)

Nanjing Normal UniversityNanjingJiangsuCN

2003-09-01 to 2007-06-10 | Bachelor degree (Microbiology in Life Science College)


1. Chen et al.,  Root ethylene mediates rhizosphere microbial community reconstruction when chemically detecting cyanide produced by neighbouring plants. Microbiome 2020. DOI: 10.1186/s40168-019-0775-6

2. Chen et al., Evidence for involvement of keystone fungal taxa in organic phosphorus mineralization in subtropical soil and the impact of labile carbon. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2020   DOI:

3. Sun et al.,  Different contribution of species sorting and exogenous species immigration from manure to soil fungal diversity and community assemblage under long-term fertilization.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry 2020 DOI:

4. Xie et al., Endophytic Fungus Drives Nodulation and N2 Fixation Attributable to Specific Root Exudates. mBio 2019.  DOI: 10.1128/mbio.00728-19

5. Chen et al., Organic amendments shift the phosphorus-correlated microbial co-occurrence pattern in the peanut rhizosphere network during long-term fertilization regimes. Applied Soil Ecology  2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.11.023