Weibo Xie

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Basic Information



Weibo Xie






College of Informatics, Huazhong Agricultural University 


1 Shizishan Jie, Hongshan Qu, Wuhan 430070, China




Research Interest

Genetic variations of germplasm in rice; Systems genetics in rice; Breeding by design

Academic activities

Referee for PNAS, Nature Communications, Plant Journal, Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, Theoretical and Applied Genetics

Education and research experience

1999.09~2003.07: Undergraduate student, Department of Chemistry, South-Central University for Nationalities

2003.08~2004.09: Technician, Computing Center, South-Central University for Nationalities

2004.09~2010.07: Doctorate candidate, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University

2010.07~2014.07: Lecturer, Associate Professor (from 2012.12), College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University

2014.08~present: Associate Professor, Professor (from 2017.12), College of Informatics, Huazhong Agricultural University (2017.07~2018.01: Visiting scholar, University of California, Riverside, USA)


Grants (Government-funded)

New methods for predicting heterosis and hybrid breeding (Grant number: 2016YFD0100803), The National Key Research and Development Program of China, 2016-2020.


Rice genome and molecular breeding (Grant number: 31922065), National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2020-2022.


Annotate open chromatin regions of rice genome and its sequence variations based on comparative genomics and ATAC-seq data (Grant number: 31771755), National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2018-2021.


Integrate omics data to dissect metabolic pathways and regulatory networks of mature seeds of rice (Grant number: 31571375), National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2019.


Developing and improving high-throughput genotyping methods based on new-generation sequencing technologies (Grant number: 31100962), National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2014.


Representative publications*for corresponding authors, # for first authors

1. Yao W, Li G, Zhao H, Wang G, Lian X, Xie W*. Exploring the rice dispensable genome using a metagenome-like assembly strategyGenome Biology, 2015, 16: 187
Featured as "Research Highlight" in Genome Biology "Harvesting rice’s dispensable genome"

2. Xie W#, Wang G#, Yuan M, Yao W, Lyu K, Zhao H, Yang M, Li P, Zhang X, Yuan J, Wang Q, Liu F, Dong H, Zhang L, Li X, Meng X, Zhang W, Xiong L, He Y, Wang S, Yu S, Xu C, Luo J, Li X, Xiao J, Lian X*, Zhang Q*. Breeding signatures of rice improvement revealed by a genomic variation map from a large germplasm collectionProc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2015, 112: E5411-E5419
Featured as "Research Highlight" in Nature Plants "Rice breeding: Signature analysis"

3. Zhao H, Yao W, Ouyang Y, Yang W, Wang G, Lian X, Xing Y, Chen L, Xie W*. RiceVarMap: a comprehensive database of rice genomic variations. Nucleic Acids Res, 2015, 43: D1018-1022

4. Wang Q#, Xie W#, Xing H, Yan J, Meng X, Li X, Fu X, Xu J, Lian X, Yu S, Xing Y, Wang G*. Genetic Architecture of Natural Variation in Rice Chlorophyll Content Revealed by a Genome-Wide Association StudyMol Plant, 2015, 8: 946-957

5. Chen W#, Gao Y#, Xie W#, Gong L#, Lu K#, Wang W, Li Y, Liu X, Zhang H, Dong H, Zhang W, Zhang L, Yu S, Wang G, Lian X*, Luo J*. Genome-wide association analyses provide genetic and biochemical insights into natural variation in rice metabolismNat Genet, 2014, 46: 714-721
Recommended by Faculty of 1000

6. Yu H#, Xie W#, Li J, Zhou F*, Zhang Q*. A whole-genome SNP array (RICE6K) for genomic breeding in ricePlant Biotechnol J, 2014, 12: 28-37

7. Chen H#, Xie W#, He H#, Yu H#, Chen W, Li J, Yu R, Yao Y, Zhang W, He Y, Tang X*, Zhou F*, Deng X W*, Zhang Q*. A High-Density SNP Genotyping Array for Rice Biology and Molecular BreedingMol Plant, 2014, 7: 541-553

8. Cai H#, Xie W#, Zhu T, Lian X*. Transcriptome response to phosphorus starvation in riceActa Physiol Plant, 2012, 34: 327-341

9. Xie W, Feng Q, Yua H, Huang X, Zhao Q, Xing Y, Yu S, Han B, Zhang Q*. Parent-independent genotyping for constructing an ultrahigh-density linkage map based on population sequencingProc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010, 119: 151-164

10. Wang L#, Xie W#, Chen Y, Tang W, Yang J, Ye R, Liu L, Lin Y, Xu C, Xiao J, Zhang Q*. A dynamic gene expression atlas covering the entire life cycle of ricePlant J, 2010, 61: 752-766

11. Xie W, Chen Y, Zhou G, Wang L, Zhang C, Zhang J, Xiao J, Zhu T, Zhang Q*. Single feature polymorphisms between two rice cultivars detected using a median polish methodTheor Appl Genet, 2009, 119: 151-164




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