Dr Ming-Bo Wang: researching RNA silencing in gene control and disease resistance
Dr Ming-Bo Wang was directly involved in the development of the hpRNA transgene-based gene silencing technology.
2 May 2006 | Updated 24 November 2011
Dr Ming-Bo Wang's current research focuses mainly on the biological role of small RNAs and long noncoding RNAs in gene control and disease resistance in plants.
Dr Wang joined CSIRO Plant Industry in 1994, and has been directly involved in the early discovery of dsRNA-induced gene silencing in plants and the development of the hpRNA transgene-based gene silencing technology.
Dr Ming-Bo Wang was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship.
His work on gene silencing has also been extended to understanding the mechanistic aspects of RNA silencing in plants, including RNA-directed DNA methylation and the biological role of RNA silencing in plant-virus interactions.
Dr Wang holds a:
Bachelor of Science, from Beijing (Peking) University, China
Master of Science, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Doctor of Philosophy, from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.
With Dr Peter Waterhouse, Dr Wang was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science in 2007.
Dr Wang was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship in 2009.
See a list of scientific papers published by Dr Wang on the next page.