Dr. Haoran Peng

Department 2 (Prof. Köhler): Plant Reproductive Biology and Epigenetics
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Plant Reproduction

Main Focus

My research delves into unraveling the intricate connections between transposable elements (TEs) and plant reproduction, with a specific focus on understanding their biological functions and evolutionary dynamics within the Brassicaceae genome. I am particularly intrigued by the role of TEs in generating siRNA and influencing the binding sites of transcription factors.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2024 - current: Postdoctoral scientist, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Germany)

2023 – 2024: Scientific collaborator, Agroscope (Switzerland)



Ph.D. in Life Science, University of Geneva (Switzerland), 2023

Master's Degree of Agronomy, Southwest University (China), 2018

Bachelor's Degree of Agronomy, Southwest University (China), 2015



Peng H, Mirouze M & Bucher E (2022). Extrachromosomal circular DNA: A neglected nucleic acid molecule in plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 69, 102263.

Zhang P, Peng H, Llauro C, Bucher E & Mirouze M (2021). ecc_finder: A Robust and Accurate Tool for Detecting Extrachromosomal Circular DNA From Sequencing Data. Frontiers in Plant Science 12.

Liu C, Peng H, Li X, et al. (2020). Genome-wide analysis of NDR1/HIN1-like genes in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and functional characterization of CaNHL4 under biotic and abiotic stresses. Horticulture Research 7, 93.

Peng H, Pu Y, Yang X, Wu G, Qing L, Ma L & Sun X (2019). Overexpression of a pathogenesis-related gene NbHIN1 confers resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Nicotiana benthamiana by potentially activating the jasmonic acid signaling pathway. Plant Science 283, 147–156.

Peng H, Zhao C, Zhao X, Chen D & Sun X (2015). First Report of Cucumber mosaic virus Infecting Chinese Mallow in China. Journal of Phytopathology 163, 1064–1068.

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