Who we are
Dr. Jungnam Cho research group has launched since September 2018 in Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE) located in Shanghai, China. The group is also part of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)-John Innes Centre (JIC)Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS), a China-UK joint research center. The main research interest of the lab is mobile genetic elements known as transposons. During evolution, transposons have helped plants acquire new traits by changing their DNA sequence. The primary aim of research in the group of Dr. Cho is to understand how transposons move and then use this understanding to develop crops with greater resilience to stress.