Zhen Li

Phd Student
(Group member since 2012)

+32 (0) 9 33 13 823


  • September 2008 - June 2011: Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Beijing Normal University
  • September 2004 - June 2008: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Beijing Normal University


(5) Cañas, R., Li, Z., Pascual, M.B., Castro-Rodríguez, V., Avila, C., Sterck, L., Van de Peer, Y., Canovas, F. (2017) The gene expression landscape of pine seedling tissues. The Plant Journal (In Press).

(4) Li, Z., R. De La Torre, A., Sterck, L., M. Canovas, F., Avila, C., Merino Sierra, I., Antonio Cabezas, J., Teresa Cervera, M., K. Ingvarsson, P., Van de Peer, Y. (2017) Single-copy genes as molecular markers for phylogenomic studies in seed plants. Genome Biol. Evol. (In Press).

(3) De La Torre, A.R., Li, Z., Van de Peer, Y., Ingvarsson, P.K. (2017) Contrasting rates of molecular evolution and patterns of selection among gymnosperms and flowering plants. Mol. Biol. Evol. (In Press).

(2) Kerchev, P.I., Waszczak, C., Lewandowska, A., Willems, A., Shapiguzov, A., Li, Z., Alseekh, S., Mühlenbock, P., Hoebrichts, F., Huang, J., Van Der Kelen, K., Kangasjarvi, J., Fernie, A., De Smet, R., Van de Peer, Y., Messens, W., Van Breusegem, F. (2016) Lack of GLYCOLATE OXIDASE 1, but not GLYCOLATE OXIDASE 2, attenuates the photorespiratory phenotype of CATALASE2-deficient Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 171(3):1704-19.

(1) Li, Z., Defoort, J., Tasdighian, S., Maere, S., Van de Peer, Y., De Smet, R. (2015) Gene duplicability of core genes is highly consistent across all angiosperms. The Plant Cell 28(2):326-44.

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