NAME: Gui Songtao


Nationality: Chinese

Present address:

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement

Huazhong Agricultural University

Wuhan 430070, China


Educational background:

Ø 2012/09 – 2017/12: Ph.D of Genetics, College of Life Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Ø 2008/09 – 2012/06: Bachelor of Science, Life science, Shandong Nomal University, Jinan, China


Professional experience:

2018/02 – Present: Postdoctoral associate, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China


Research interests:

Ø Bioinformatics

Ø Population genetics and genomics


Publications: (# First author, * Corresponding author)

1. Songtao Gui, Jing Peng, Xiaolei Wang, Zhihua Wu, Rui Cao, Jérôme Salse, Hongyuan Zhang, Zhixuan Zhu, Qiuju Xia, Zhiwu Quan, Liping Shu, Wedong Ke and Yi Ding*. Improving Nelumbo nucifera genome assemblies using highresolution genetic maps and BioNano genome mapping reveals ancient chromosome rearrangements [J]. The Plant Journal, 2018, 94(4): 721-734.

2. Songtao Gui#, Zhihua Wu#, Hongyuan Zhang, Yinzhen Zheng, Zhixuan Zhu, Dequan Liang and Yi Ding*. The mitochondrial genome map of Nelumbo nucifera reveals ancient evolutionary features[J]. Scientific reports, 2016, 6.

3. Jihong Hu#, Songtao Gui#, Zhixuan Zhu, Xiaolei Wang, Weidong Ke, Yi Ding*. Genome-wide identification of SSR and SNP markers based on whole-genome re-sequencing of a Thailand wild sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)[J]. PloS one, 2015, 10 (11): e0143765.

4. Zhixuan Zhu, Songtao Gui, Jing Jin, Rong Yi, Zhihua Wu, Qian Qian and Yi Ding*. The NnCenH3 protein and centromeric DNA sequence profiles of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (sacred lotus) reveal the DNA structures and dynamics of centromeres in basal eudicots[J]. The Plant Journal, 2016, 87 (6): 568-582.

5. Zhihua Wu, Songtao Gui, Zhiwu Quan, Lei Pan, Shuzhen Wang, Weidong Ke, Dequan Liang and Yi Ding*A precise chloroplast genome of Nelumbo nucifera (Nelumbonaceae) evaluated with Sanger, Illumina MiSeq, and PacBio RS II sequencing platforms: insight into the plastid evolution of basal eudicots[J]. BMC plant biology, 2014, 14 (1): 289.

6. Zhihua Wu, Songtao Gui, Shuzhen Wang and Yi Ding*. Molecular evolution and functional characterisation of an ancient phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene (NnPAL1) from Nelumbo nucifera: novel insight into the evolution of the PAL family in angiosperms[J]. BMC evolutionary biology, 2014, 14 (1): 100.