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Institut für Systematische und Evolutionäre Botanik

Kunqi Wang

Kunqi Wang

  • PhD student

Research Interests

For my PhD thesis, I will explore the evolutionary forces of intraspecific variation in defensive chemistry of the dually defended genus Erysimum and evaluate drivers of natural selection on cardenolides defenses. My project will eventually provide a comprehensive evaluation of the consequences of an evolutionally novel secondary metabolite cardenolides at the plant level.


2020-2021 Research assistant at Chinese Academy of Sciences for Excellence in Molecular Plants Sciences, Shanghai (China)
2018-2019 MRes Molecular Plant and Microbial Science at Imperial College London
2017-2018 Exchange student in Plant Production Science at University of Helsinki
2014-2018 B.Sc. (Agr.) in plant Protection at Sichuan Agricultural University