Yafei Qi


  Associate Prof. Qi Yafei


  Contact Information:

  Mailing Address:

  College of Life Sciences

  Northwest A&F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi 712100

  P. R. China

  E-mail: Yafei.Qi@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  Office: North Campus, Science Building, College of Life Sciences, E403


  Research Interests:

  Chloroplast development requires the coordination expression of plastid genes and nucleus-encoded photosynthetic genes. We use forward genetic approach to isolate leaf color mutants to dissect functions of essential genes in chloroplast development. We are also trying to identify new components in nucleus-plastid communication signaling pathways. 


  Education Experiences:

  Ludwig Maximilian Unitversitaet Muenchen, Plant Molecular Biology, Ph.D., 2008-2011

  Norwest A&F University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, M.S., 2004-2007

  Norwest A&F University, Biotechnology, B. S., 2001-2004


  Professional Experiences:

  Associate Professor in College of Life Science, Norwest A&F University (2016-now)

  Visiting Researcher in IBPC, CNRS (2015.06-2016.01)



  Wang F, Qi Y, Malnoë A, Choquet Y, Wollman FA, de Vitry C. The High Light Response and Redox Control of Thylakoid FtsH Protease in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Mol Plant. 2017 Jan 9;10(1):99-114.


  Zheng M, Liu X, Liang S, Fu S, Qi Y, Zhao J, Shao J, An L, Yu F. Chloroplast Translation Initiation Factors Regulate Leaf Variegation and Development. Plant Physiol. 2016 Oct;172(2):1117-1130.


  Qi Y, Liu X, Liang S, Wang R, Li Y, Zhao J, Shao J, An L, Yu F. A Putative Chloroplast Thylakoid Metalloprotease VIRESCENT3 Regulates Chloroplast Development in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Biol Chem. 2016 Feb 12;291(7):3319-32.


  Qi Y, Zhao J, An R, Zhang J, Liang S, Shao J, Liu X, An L, Yu F. Mutations in circularly permuted GTPase family genes AtNOA1/RIF1/SVR10 and BPG2 suppress var2-mediated leaf variegation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynth Res. 2016Mar;127(3):355-67.


  Wang R, Liu X, Liang S, Ge Q, Li Y, Shao J, Qi Y, An L, Yu F. A subgroup of MATE transporter genes regulates hypocotyl cell elongation in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 2015 Oct;66(20):6327-43.


  An R, Liu X, Wang R, Wu H, Liang S, Shao J, Qi Y, An L, Yu F. The over-expression of two transcription factors, ABS5/bHLH30 and ABS7/MYB101, leads to upwardly curly leaves. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 30;9(9):e107637.


  Armbruster U, Rühle T, Kreller R, Strotbek C, Zühlke J, Tadini L, Blunder T, Hertle AP, Qi Y, Rengstl B, Nickelsen J, Frank W, Leister D. The photosynthesis affected mutant68-like protein evolved from a PSII assembly factor to mediate assembly of the chloroplast NAD(P)H dehydrogenase complex in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2013 Oct;25(10):3926-43.


  Qi Y, Armbruster U, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Delannoy E, de Longevialle AF, Rühle T, Small I, Jahns P, Leister D. Arabidopsis CSP41 proteins form multimeric complexes that bind and stabilize distinct plastid transcripts. J Exp Bot. 2012 Feb;63(3):1251-70.


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