Changfu Zhu

Research group

Applied Plant Biotechnology

+34 973 702312


Senior Scientist, University of Lleida


Our programs focus on metabolic engineering for nutritional improvement in cereals and plant synthetic biology utilizing the latest technologies in genome editing. We are focusing on the cloning and functional characterisation of genes related to the carotenoid pathway and the regulation of carotenogenesis in cereal endospermWe have identified transcription factors that appear to be involved in the global regulation of endosperm carotenogenesis in rice and maize and these provide a new and exciting tool for further genetic interventions to enhance the levels of nutritionally important carotenoids in these crops even further.