Wang Yuesheng

Associate Professor

Phone: 0086-27-87792275-809


Academic Areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Genomics

Research Interests: Wheat quality improvement through genetic transformation

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R.China, 1999.

M.S., Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R.China, 1989.

B.S., Agronomy, Anhui (Southern) Agricultural University, P.R.China, 1986.

China-UK HUST-RRes Genetic Engineering and Genomics Joint Laboratory

School of Life Science & Technology, Huazhong University of Science & Technology,

Wuhan, Hubei 430074, P.R.China

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (2001-present), CHINA-UK HUST-RRES Genetic Engineering and Genomics Joint Laboratory, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,.

  • Wheat quality improvement through genetic transformation
  • Gene isolation and function of wheat

Visiting Scholar 2010-2011), Rothamsted Research, UK

Research Fellow 1986-2000), Department of Biology, Anhui Normal University, P.R.China

Selected Publications

[1] Qiong Wang, Yin Li, Fusheng Sun, Xiaoyan Li, Pandi Wang, Jiutong Sun, Jian Zeng, Cheng Wang, Wei Hu, Junli Chang, Mingjie Chen, Yuesheng Wang, Kexiu Li, Guangxiao Yang*,Guangyuan He*. Tannins Improve Dough Mixing Properties through Affecting Physicochemical and Structural Properties of Wheat Gluten Proteins. Food Research International. 2015, 69: 64-71.

[2] Yin Li, Xiang Mao, Qiong Wang, Jinrui Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, Fengyun Ma, Fusheng Sun, Junli Chang, Mingjie Chen, Yuesheng Wang, Kexiu Li, Guangxiao Yang*, Guangyuan He*. Overexpression of Puroindoline a gene in transgenic durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum) leads to a medium–hard kernel texture. Molecular Breeding, 2014, 33: 545-554.

[3] Cheng Wang, Jian Zeng, Yin Li, Wei Hu, Ling Chen, Yingjie Miao, Pengyi Deng, Cuihong Yuan, Cheng Ma, Xi Chen, Mingli Zang, Qiong Wang, Kexiu Li, Junli Chang, Yuesheng Wang,Guangxiao Yang* and Guangyuan He*. Enrichment of provitamin A content in wheat (Triticumaestivum L.) by introduction of the bacterial carotenoid biosynthetic genes CrtB and CrtI. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2014, 65(9): 2545-2556.

[4] Fengyun Ma, Miao Li, Tingting Li, Wei Liu, Yunyi Liu, Yin Li, Wei Hu, Qian Zheng, Yaqiong Wang, Kexiu Li, Junli Chang, Mingjie Chen, Guangxiao Yang, Yuesheng Wang*, Guangyuan He*. Overexpression of Avenin-like b proteins in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) improves dough mixing properties by their incorporation into glutenin polymers. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(7): 1-11(e66758).

[5] Fengyun Ma, Miao Li, Lingling Yu, Yin Li, Yunyi Liu, Tingting Li, Wei Liu, Hongwen Wang, Qian Zheng, Kexiu Li, Junli Chang, Guangxiao Yang, Yuesheng Wang*, Guangyuan He*. Transformation of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with avenin-like b gene improves flour mixing properties. Molecular Breeding, 2013, 32: 853-865.

[6] Xiang Mao, Yin Li, Shasha Zhao, Jian Zhang, Qian Lei, Dandan Meng, Fengyun Ma, Wei Hu,Mingjie Chen, Junli Chang, Yuesheng Wang*, Guangxiao Yang*, Guangyuan He*. The Interactive Effects of Transgenically Overexpressed 1Ax1 with Various HMW-GS Combinations on Dough Quality by Introgression of Exogenous Subunits into an Elite Chinese Wheat Variety. PLoS ONE, 2013,8(10): 1-13(e78451).

[7] Yin Li, Qiong Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Xin Xiao, Fusheng Sun, Cheng Wang, Wei Hu, Zhijuan Feng, Junli Chang, Mingjie Chen, Yuesheng Wang, Kexiu Li, Guangxiao Yang*, Guangyuan He*. Coexpression of the High Molecular Weight Glutenin Subunit 1Ax1 and Puroindoline Improves Dough Mixing Properties in Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum). PLoS ONE, 2012, 7(11): 1-12 (e50057).

[8] Fei Song, Cui-Ju Cui, Ling Chen, Yang-Liu Sun, Fei-Fei Wang, Javeed Hussain, Yin Li, Chen Wang, Cheng Wang, Ming-Jie Chen, Yue-Sheng Wang, Guang-Xiao Yang, and Guang-Yuan He*. Isolation and Characterization of an Endosperm-Specific Promoter from Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung Section C, 2012, 67(11-12): 611-619.

[9] Yuesheng Wang, Yin Li, Li Zhang, Xuan Gao, YingjieMiao, ChengWang, Guangxiao Yang,Peter R Shewryb and Guangyuan He*. Expression of the 1Ax1 transgene in an elite Chinese wheat variety and its effect on functional properties. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2010, 90(1): 106-111.

[10] Ling Cong, Cheng Wang, Zhiqiang Li, Ling Chen, Guangxiao Yang, Yuesheng Wang, Guangyuan He*. cDNA cloning and expression analysis of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) phytoene and f-carotene desaturase genes. Mol Biol Rep, 2010, 37:3351-3361. [11] Zhang L, Cheng L, Jiang L, Wang YS, Yang GX, He GY*. Effects of tannic acid on gluten protein structure, dough properties and bread quality of Chinese wheat. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2010, 90(14): 2462-2468.

[12] Jingye Fang, Yong Liu Jie Luo, Yuesheng Wang, Peter R. Shewry, Guangyuan He*. Allelic variation and genetic diversity of high molecular weight glutenin subunit in Chinese endemic wheats (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica, 2009, 166(2):177-182. [13]

[13] Liping Ding, Shengchun Li, Jianming Gao, Yuesheng Wang, Guangxiao Yang, Guangyuan He*. Optimization of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation conditions in mature embryos of elite wheat. Molecular Biology Reports, 2009, 36: 29-36.

[14] Xu Yan, Fei Zou, Xin Pei Lu*, Guangyuan He, Meng Jun Shi, Qing Xiong,Xuan Gao,Zilan Xiong, Yin Li,Feng Yun Ma,Men Yu, Chang Dong Wang, Yuesheng Wang, and Guangxiao Yang. Effect of the atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasmas on the conformational changes of plasmid DNA. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 2009, 95: 083702.

[15] Peng Chen, Changdong Wang, Kexiu Li, Junli Chang, Yuesheng Wang, Guangxiao Yang, Peter R. Shewry,Guangyuan He*. Cloning, expression and characterization of novel avenin-like genes in wheat and related species. Journal of Cereal Science, 2008, 48:734-740.

[16] Fang J Y, Li Z J, Zou K, Wang Y S, Yang G X, He G Y*. Molecular characterization of low molecular weight glutenin genes from Yunnan hulled wheat (Triticum aestivum subsp. Yunnanense King). Asian Journal of Plant Science, 2008, 7(5): 461-466.

[17] Sanhe Li, Zhu Li, Nali Wang, Yuesheng Wang, Guangyuang He*. Stable inheritance and expression of transgenes 1Dx5 and 1Ax1 in elite wheat varieties transferred from transgenic wheat through conventional crossing. Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica, 2007, 39(5): 377-383.

[18] Guangyuan He*, Jinrui Zhang, Kexiu Li, Zhiyong Xiong, Mingjie Chen, Junli Chang, Yuesheng Wang, Guangxiao Yang & Bea ta Barnaba. An improved system to establish highly embryogenic haploid cell and protoplast cultures from pollen calluses of maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2006, 86:15-25.

Courses Taught

0701262 Genomics

0706111 Cellular Engineering


1. Mechanism Research on Fucoidan’s Profective Effect on Neural Cells (Wuhan Municipal Science and Technology Research Project 201260523185)

2. Mechanism Research on Puroindolines’ Effect on Wheat Grain Hardness and Disease Resistance (Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province 2011CDB370)

3. Function Research on Novel Genes of Wheat Grain Hardness (Natural Science Foundation of 30640043);

4. Food and Environment Safety Evaluation of Transgenic Wheat (Wuhan Municipal Science and Technology Research Project 200870834414)

(1)A novel enderspern storage protein and its effect on grain functional properties of wheat,(Natural Science Foundation of 30871524);

(2)Effect of the Specific Cys in HMW-GS on gluten property of wheat, (Natural Science Foundation of 31071403);

(3) Mechanism of Avenin –like b protein effecting gluten property of wheat, (Natural Science Foundation, 31371614);

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