Northeast Forestry University’s (NEFU) State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding (hereafter referred to as the Key Lab) is the only state key laboratory in the forestry discipline in China. The Key Lab was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and established in October 2011. Supported by both the Ministry of Science and Technology and NEFU, the Key Lab focuses on establishing a national and international leading role for research in contemporary molecular biology/biotechnology and genetic breeding of forest tree species to address important problems in forest sciences, including tree growth and development, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, tree breeding, forest health, biofuels/bioenergy, conservation and ecophysiology.
The Key Lab has 80 members, working on subjects described above through two 973 projects, one 863 projects, 3 National Key Research and Development Program of China projects, 4 National Natural Science Foundation of China, 37 National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2 National Science and Technology Support Program, etc. The members have published over 20 papers in high impact journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Science, Nature Protocols, Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, Plant Cell, PLoS Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Journal, etc. The members have also won 19 awards, 46 patents. The Key Lab has a total of 12,690 square meters of lab space including walk-in growth chambers and phytotrons, and is equipped with more than ¥ 43.36 million worth of shared instrument.
State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding (Northeast Forestry University) welcomes global talents.