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About the lab


Welcome to the Zhang Zhao Lab website. We are part of the College of Horticulture at China Agricultural University. We are located on the West campus of China Agricultural University, Haidian District, Beijing, China.

We take comparative and functional genomic approaches to dissect complex traits in horticultural crops, with a current focus on ornamental plants (flowers). We exploit the natural diversity of these plant genomes to identify genes responsible for disease resistance, floral scents and other (quantitative) traits and then apply it to breeding.

The Zhang Zhao Lab is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ministry of Science and Technology, China Agricultural University (CAU) and the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing Municipality. We thank generous funding agencies and collaborators for making it all possible!