CV Tian Zeng

Since January 2019
PostDoc in the Gutjahr lab

2013 - 2019
Doctoral student with Prof. Ton Bisseling and Dr. Erik Limpens at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

September 2011 – June 2013
Master in Agronomy, China Agricultural University

Master thesis in the lab of Prof. Jianbo Shen at the Department of Plant Nutrition, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University

September 2007 – July 2011
Bachelor in Agronomy, Shandong Agricultural University, China


2019 Travel award for participation at 4th Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting 2019 in Turin, Italy


Liu J, Rasing M, Zeng T, Klein J,  Kulikova O, Bisseling T (2021) NIN is essential for development of symbiosomes, suppression of defense and premature senescence in Medicago truncatula nodules. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.17215

Zeng T, Rodriguez Moreno L, Mansurkhodzhaev A,  Wang P, van den Berg W, Gasciolli V, Cottaz S, Fort S, Thomma BPHJ, Bono JJ, Bisseling T, Limpens E (2020) A LysM effector subverts chitin-triggered immunity to facilitate arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist, 225: 448-460.

An J, Zeng T, Ji C, de Graaf S, Zheng Z, Xiao TT, Deng X, Xiao S, Bisseling T, Limpens E, Pan Z (2019) A Medicago truncatula SWEET transporter implicated in arbuscule maintenance during arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. New Phytologist 224: 396-408.

Zeng T, Holmer R, Hontelez J, Te Lintel-Hekkert B, Marufu L, Zeeuw T, Wu F, Schijlen E, Bisseling T and Limpens E (2018) Host- and stage-dependent secretome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularisPlant Journal 94: 411-425.
Cover paper: Highlighted by the Plant Journal: McCormick S (2018) An arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus adjusts its secretome depending on developmental stage and host plant. Plant Journal 94: 409-410