Dr Yazhou Chen

Postdoctoral Scientist Plant Health


Yazhou is excited about studying the interactions of plants and insect herbivores.

Yazhou currently works on the green peach aphid Myzus persicae, which is a polyphagous insect pest that is used as a model to investigate how insect herbivores modulate plant processes.

He is interested to better understand how this aphid can rapidly colonise a wide range of plant species.

Selected Publications

  • Mathers T. C., Chen Y., Kaithakottil G., Legeai F., Mugford S. T., Baa-Puyoulet P., Bretaudeau A., Clavijo B., Colella S., Collin O., Dalmay T., Derrien T., Feng H., Gabaldón T., Jordan A., Julca I., Kettles G. J., Kowitwanich K., Lavenier D., Lenzi P., Lopez-Gomollon S., Loska D., Mapleson D., Maumus F., Moxon S., Price D. R., Sugio A., van Munster M., Uzest M., Waite D., Jander G., Tagu D., Wilson A. C., van Oosterhout C., Swarbreck D., Hogenhout S. A. (2017)
    Rapid transcriptional plasticity of duplicated gene clusters enables a clonally reproducing aphid to colonise diverse plant species.
    Genome biology (18)
    Publisher's version: 10.1186/s13059-016-1145-3
See all of Dr Yazhou Chen's publications