Sustainable Bioresources


We are interested in R&D that will achieve sustainable supply for fiber, fuel and medicine through plant biotechnology


Hong Yan
Senior Lecturer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (65) 6904 7232
Office: SBS-02S-88G
Chow Mei Lun
Project Officer

Email: [email protected]
Office: SBS-02S-88G
Tan Jhing Yein
Project Officer

Email: [email protected]


Rapid and non-destructive detection of incipient tree root decay: A survey of tropical soil fungi flora and their metabolites (through metagenomics and metabolomics) followed by the development of early diagnosis techniques.​
Full list of publications can be found here
  • Li CH, Ng AL, Xie LF, Mao HZ, Qiu CX, Ramachandran S, Yin ZC, Hong Y. (2016) Engineering low phorbol ester Jatropha curcas seed by intercepting casbene biosynthesis. Plant Cell Reports 35:103-114
  • Yi CX, Reddy C, Varghese K, Bui TNH, Zhang S, Kallath M, Kunjachen B, Ramachandran S, Hong Y. (2014) A New Jatropha curcas Variety (JO S2) with Improved Seed Productivity. Sustainability 6(7):4355-4368
  • Kasthurirengan R, Xie LF, Li CH and Hong Y. (2013) In vitro propagation and assessment of genetic stability of micropropagated Samanea saman (rain tree) using microsatellite markers. Acta Physiol Plant 35:2467-2474
  • Gu K, Yi CX, Tian D, Sangha JS, Hong Y and Yin ZC. (2012) Expression of fatty acid and lipid biosynthetic genes in developing endosperm of Jatropha curcas. Biotechnol Biofuels 5, 47
  • Wee A, Li CH, Dvorak WS, Hong Y. (2011) Genetic diversity in natural populations of Gmelina arborea: implications for breeding and conservation. New Forests 43 (4):411-428
  • Wang CM, Liu P, Yi CX, Gu K, Sun F, Li L, Lo LC, Liu X, Feng F, Lin G, Cao S, Hong Y, Yin Z and Yue GH. (2011) A First Generation Microsatellite- and SNP-Based Linkage Map of Jatropha. PLoS ONE 6:e823632
  • Yi CX, Zhang S, Liu X, Bui HT, Hong Y. (2010) Does epigenetic polymorphism contribute to phenotypic variances in Jatropha curcas L.? BMC Plant Biol 10:259
  • Zhang J, Cai L, Cheng J, Mao H, Fan X, Meng Z, Chan KM, Zhang H, Qi J, Ji L and Hong Y. (2008) Transgene integration and organization in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genome. Transgenic Research 17: 293-306
  • Hong YQ, Lau AJ, Yeo CL, Liu X, Yang CR, Koh HL, Hong Y. (2005) Genetic diversity and variation of saponin contents in Panax notoginseng roots from a single Farm. J Agri Food Chem 53(22):8460-8467
  • Xie DY and Hong Y. (2001) Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Acacia Mangium. Plant Cell Reports 20:917-92