Agriculture & Biotechnology Research Center
Deng shulin
Highest Education doctor
Post PI of the research group for Plant-microbe interaction
Phone 020-37092025
Office South China Botanical Garden, No.723,Xingkelu,Tianhe,Guangzhou,China
Education and Appointments


1998.09—2002.06  B.S in Agronomy, Jimei University, Xiamen

2002.07—2002.12  Technician, Quanzhou Jicheng Aquarium Co. Ltd.

2003.03—2003.08  Research assistant, Guangzhou University of TCM

2003.09—2010.12  Ph.D in molecular biology, Sun Yat-sen University

2008.09—2010.12  Visiting scholar, Rockefeller University, NY, USA

2011.02—2016.01  Postdoc., Rockefeller University, NY, USA

2016.02—2018.01  Postdoc., Temasek Life Science Laboratory, Singapore

2017.09—   -     Professor, South China Botanic Garden, CAS

Research Interest


 As sessile organisms, plants encounter numerals biotic- and abiotic-stresses during their life span. Plants have evolved a rapid and efficient signal transduction network, and produced small active molecules in response to the inner and outer environmental cues for surviving. Using Arabidopsis and South China characteristic cash-crop/resource-plant as models, research of the lab focus on: 1) Plant-microbe interaction, we focus on the molecular mechanisms of protein posttranslational modifications, esp. Ubiquitination, and epigenetics in regulation of plant and virus interaction. 2) Signal transduction of plant responses to the combination of biotic and abiotic stresses. 3) Metabolic regulatory network of small active secondary molecules esp. the natural pigment such as Anthocyanin and Carotenoids in flowers and fruits.


Public Services
Selected Publication

 Notes: #, Co-first author;  *, Corresponding author   

  1. Shun Li, Shanwu Lyu, Yujuan Liu, Ming Luo, Suhua Shi, Shulin Deng*. (2021) Cauliflower mosaic virus P6 Dysfunction Histone Deacetylase HD2C to promote Virus Infection. Cells 10, 2278.
  2. Zhonghua Yu#, Hao Yan#, Ling Liang, Yi Zhang, Heng Yang, Wei Li, Jaehyuck Choi, Jianzi Huang*, Shulin Deng*. (2021) A C2H2-Type Zinc-Finger Protein from Millettia pinnata, MpZFP1, Enhances Salt Tolerance in Transgenic Arabidopsis. International Journal of Molecular Science 22, 10832.
  3. Yi Zhang#, Jianzi Huang#, Qiongzhao Hou, Yujuan Liu, Jun Wang, Shulin Deng*. (2021) Isolation and Functional Characterization of a Salt-responsive Calmodulin-like Gene MpCML40 from Semi-mangrove Millettia pinnata. International Journal of Molecular Science 22, 3475.
  4. Yushuai Wang, Chenglong Huang, Weishun Zeng, Tianyuan Zhang, Cairong Zhong, Shulin Deng, Tian Tang*. (2021) Epigenetic and transcriptional responses underlying mangrove adaptation to UV-B. iScience 24, 103148.
  5. Zhonghua Yu, Xiuxiang Lu, Jaehyuck Choi, Shulin Deng, Binghong Xiong, Wenge Zhang, Huan Wang, Sasa Wang*, Haibo Tan*. (2021) 2-Pyrones from endophytic fungus Diaporthe foeniculina BZM-15. Natural Product Research 35:1-9.
  6. 张雅文,梁山,徐国云,郭无瑕*邓书林*. (2021) 烟草CONSTANS-like基因家族的鉴定与分析植物学报 56:33-43.
  7. Hui-Wen Wu, Shulin Deng, Haiying Xu, Hui-Zhu Mao, Jun Liu, Qi-Wen Niu, Huan Wang, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2018) A noncoding RNA transcribed from the AGANOUS (AG) second intron binds to CURLY LEAF and represses AG expression in leaves. New Phytologist 219:1480-1491.
  8. Shulin Deng, In-Cheol Jang, Linlin Su, Jun Xu, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2016) JMJ24 targets CHROMOMETHYLASE3 for proteasomal degradation in Arabidopsis. Genes & Development 30:251-256.
  9. Jun Liu#, Shulin Deng#, Huan Wang#, Jian Ye, Hui-Wen Wu, Hai-Xi Sun, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2016) CURLY LEAF Regulates Gene Sets Coordinating Seed Size and Lipid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 171:424-436.
  10. Kai Cao, Lirong Cui, Xiaoting Zhou, Lin Ye, Zhirong Zou*, Shulin Deng*. (2016) Four tomato FLOWERING LOCUS T-like proteins act antagonistically to regulate floral initiation. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1213.
  11. Shulin Deng#, Jun Xu#*, Jun Liu, Sang-Hee Kim, Suhua Shi, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2015) JMJ24 binds to RDR2 and is required for the basal level transcription of silenced loci in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 83:770-782.
  12. Shulin Deng, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2015) Inverted-Repeat RNAs targeting FT Intronic regions promote FT expression in Arabidopsis. Plant and Cell Physiology 56:1667-1678.
  13. Choonkyun Jung, Pingzhi Zhao, Jun Sung Seo, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Shulin Deng, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2015) Plant U-box protein 10 regulates MYC2 stability in Arabidopsis. Plant cell 27:2016-2031.
  14. Shulin Deng#, Hongzheng Dai#, Catalina Arenas, Huan Wang, Qi-Wen Niu, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2014) Transcriptional Silencing of Arabidopsis Endogenes by Single-Stranded RNAs Targeting the Promoter Region. Plant and Cell Physiology 55:823-833.
  15. Jun Liu, Choonkyun Jung, Jun Xu, Huan Wang, Shulin Deng, Lucia Bernad, Catalina Arenas-Huertero, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2012) Genome-wide Analysis Uncovers Regulation of Long Intergenic Noncoding RNAs in Arabidopsis. Plant cell 24:4333-4345.
  16. In-Cheol Jang, Qi-Wen Niu, Shulin Deng, Pingzhi Zhao, Nam-Hai Chua*. (2012) Enhancing protein stability with retained biological function in transgenic plants. Plant Journal 72:345-354.
  17. Shan Liang, Lu Fang, Renchao Zhou, Tian Tang, Shulin Deng, Suisui Dong, Yelin Huang, Cairong Zhong, Suhua Shi*. (2012) Transcriptional Homeostasis of a Mangrove Species, Ceriops tagal, in Saline Environments, as Revealed by Microarray Analysis. PLOS ONE 7:e36499.
  18. Shulin Deng, Yelin Huang, Hanghang He, Fengxiao Tan, Xiaowei Ni, L.P. Jayatissad, Sanath Hettiarachid, Suhua Shi*. (2009) Genetic diversity of Aegiceras corniculatum (Myrsinaceae) revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Aquatic Botany 90:275-281.
  19. Yelin Huang, Fengxiao Tan, Guahua Su, Shulin Deng, Hanghang He, Suhua Shi*. (2008) Population genetic structure of three species in the mangrove genus Ceriops (Rhizophoraceae) from the Indo West Pacific. Genetica 133:47-56.
  20. Xiaowei Ni, Yelin Huang, Lin Wu, Renchao Zhou, Shulin Deng, Darong Wu, Bosun Wang, Guohua Su, Tian Tang, Suhua Shi*. (2006) Genetic diversity of the endangered Chinese endemic herb Primulina tabacum (Gesneriaceae) revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Genetica 127:177-183
  21. Xinhui Fu, Yelin Huang, Shulin Deng, Renchao Zhou, Guili Yang, Xiaowei Ni, Weijing Li, Suhua Shi*. (2005) Construction of a SSH library of Aegiceras corniculatum under salt stress and expression analysis of four transcripts. Plant Science 169:147-154
  22. Xinhui Fu, Shulin Deng, Guohua Su, Qinglu Zeng, Suhua Shi*. (2004) Isolating high-quality RNA from mangroves without liquid nitrogen. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 22:197-197.
  23. 黎中宝*, 邓书林许秀琴丁洋. (2004盘鲍与皱纹盘鲍等位酶的生化遗传分析海洋科学 28:43-48.