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Jun-Jun Liu

Molecular Forest Pathologist
Pacific Forestry Centre
506 Burnside Road West
Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5

Tel.: (250) 298-2378


  • Development of molecular tools for marker-assisted selection in western white pine breeding programs.
  • Identification of novel genetic resistance mechanisms in western white pine for the management of white pine-blister rust (Cronartium ribicola).
  • Functional genomics study on the disease resistance gene family of conifer NBS-LRR proteins to understand molecular mechanisms of host defence against pathogen invasion.
  • Functional genomics study on the transcription factor family of conifer WRKY proteins to understand pathogen-triggered signal transduction pathway.


  • D. Sc. (Plant virology and biotechnology), Chinese Academy of Sciences; M. Sc. (Plant genetics), Chinese Academy of Sciences; B. Sc. (Biology), Hunan Normal University.


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