Xiangdong Fu is the Principal Investigator of Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the director of State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering (PCCE).

Dr. Xiangding Fu received his Ph.D. in genetics from Zhejiang University (Rockefeller Foundation dissertation fellowship at John Innes Centre, UK) in 2001, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Cell and Development Biology at the John Innes Centre from 2001-2005. He moved to China in 2005 to set up a research laboratory at IGDB, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Recent research interests in Fu’s research group include GA action in the coordinated regulation of plant growth and nutrition. Using the Arabidopsis and rice as model plants, we identify the key components that mediate the coupling of shoot growth and carbon assimilation with root growth and nitrogen uptake. Fu and his colleagues also use genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches to investigate the genetic controlling of panicle architecture and improvement of nitrogen-use efficiently and grain productivity in crops.