Wenye Wu

wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
Abteilung 2 (Prof. Köhler): Reproduktionsbiologie und Epigenetik
Epigenetische Mechanismen der pflanzlichen Reproduktion


My research focuses on the function of heterochromatin remodelers in endosperm development and the significance of the interaction between transcription factors in endosperm that establishes post-zygotic reproductive isolation.


Professional Experience

2022-current: Postdoc Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

2020-2022: Research Associate, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University, China


PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Fudan University, China 2020

BS in Biology, Shandong Normal University, China 2013


Wenye Wu#, Siyuan He#, Anqi Li#, Qi Guo, Zhili Tan, Shicong Liu, Xinghai Wang, Zhemin Zhang, Bing Li*, Haiqing Chu*. A novel Leucyl-tRNA synthetase inhibitor, MRX-6038, expresses anti-Mycobacterium abscessus activity in vitro and in vivo. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 66(9):e0060122. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1128/aac.00601-22

Bing Li, Yongjie Zhang, Qi Guo, Siyuan He, Junsheng Fan, Liyun Xu, Zhemin Zhang, Wenye Wu*, Haiqing Chu*. Antibacterial peptide RP557 increases the antibiotic sensitivity of Mycobacterium abscessus by inhibiting biofilm formation. Science of the Total Environment, 807: 151855. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151855

Wenye Wu, Lei Li, Yi Zhao, Youshang Zhao, Ting Jiang, Sheila McCormick, Binglian Zheng*. Heterochromatic silencing is reinforced by ARID1-mediated small RNA movement in Arabidopsis pollen. New Phytologist, 03: 229 (6), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16871

Wenye Wu, Binglian Zheng*. Intercellular delivery of small RNAs in plant gametes. New Phytologist, 224: 86-90; 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15854

Youshang Zhao#, Songyun Wang#, Wenye Wu, Lei Li, Ting Jiang, Binglian Zheng*. Clearance of maternal barriers by paternal miR159 to initiate endosperm nuclear division in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications, 9: 5011, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07429-x

Lei Li, Wenye Wu, Youshang Zhao, Binglian Zheng*. A reciprocal inhibition between ARID1 and MET1 in male and female gametes in Arabidopsis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 59: 657-668, 2017.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jipb.12573

Binglian Zheng, Hui He, Yanhua Zheng, Wenye Wu, Sheila McCormick*. An ARID domain-containing protein within nuclear bodies is required for sperm cell formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics, 10: e1004421, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004421

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