First name: Haijun
Family name: Gong
Place of birth: Dongtai, Jiangsu
Title: Professor in Vegetable Science
Education and working experience
2010.09- Professor, College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University
2007.07-2010.07: Postdoc at CSIRO, Australia
2006.03-2008.01: Postdoc at Zhejiang University, China
2004.12-2005.12: Visiting Research Fellow at University of Sussex, UK
2004.06: PhD in Botany, Lanzhou University, China
2. Research interests
1） Physiological and molecular basis of plants’ adaptation to abiotic stresses;
2） Mechanisms of silicon-mediated tolerance to environmental stresses in plants
Soilless Cultivation, Introduction to Horticultural Science, Scientific Paper Writing
4. Main research achievements
Uncovering partial mechanisms for silicon-mediated stress-tolerance in plants, mechanism of plants adaptation to gradual environmental stresses, exclusion mechanism of chloride in grapevine.
Guo J, Wu JW, Zhang TT, Gong HJ. Over-expression of SlCycA3 gene in Arabidopsis accelerated the cycle cycle transition. Funct Plant Biol, 2014, 41: 659-670.
Gong HJ, Blackmore D, Clingeleffer P, Sykes S, Walker R. Variation for potassium and sodium accumulation in a family from a cross between grapevine rootstocks K 51-40 and 140 Ruggeri. Vitis, 2014, 53: 65-72.
Zhu YX, Gong HJ. Beneficial effects of silicon on salt and drought tolerance in plants. Agron Sustain Dev, 2014, 34: 455-472.
Shi Y, Zhang Y, Yao HJ, Wu JW, Sun H, Gong HJ. Silicon improves seed germination and alleviates oxidative stress of bud seedlings in tomato under water deficit stress. Plant Physiol Biochem, 2014, 78: 27-36
Wu JW, Shi Y, Zhu YX, Wang YC, Gong HJ. 2013. Mechanisms of enhanced heavy metal tolerance in plants by silicon. Pedosphere, 23: 815-825.
Shi Y, Wang YC, Flowers TJ, Gong HJ. Silicon decreases chloride transport in rice （Oryza sativa L.） in saline conditions. J Plant Physiol, 2013, 170: 847-853.
Gong H, Chen K. The regulatory role of silicon on water relations, photosynthetic gas exchange, and carboxylation activities of wheat leaves in field drought conditions. Acta Physiol Plant, 2012, 34: 1589-1594.
Ming DF, Pei ZF, Naeem MS, Gong HJ, Zhou WJ. Silicon alleviates PEG-induced water-deficit stress in upland rice seedlings by enhancing osmotic adjustment. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 2012, 198: 14-26.
Gong H, Blackmore D, Clingeleffer P, Sykes S, Jha D, Tester M, Walker R. Contrast in chloride exclusion between two grapevine genotypes and its variation in their hybrid progeny. J Exp Bot, 2011, 62: 989-999.
Address: College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F university, 3 Taicheng Road, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China