Chuanxin Sun

Last changed: 14 December 2021

Chuanxin Sun
PI and Group Leader
PhD in Biochemistry
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell Biology
Department of Plant Biology
Uppsala BioCenter
Linnean Center for Plant Biology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
P.O. Box 7080
S-750 07 Uppsala

Phone (work): +46-(0)18-673252
Phone (mobile): +46-(0)736221540
Fax: +46-(0)18-673389

Brief CV

1979-1983 BSc
Anhui Agricultural University

1983-1986 MSc
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

1986-1988 Researcher
Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS

1988-1991 MSc in Microbiology
Department of Microbiology, Stockholm University

1991-1998 PhD in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry, Stockholm University

1998-2008 Senior Scientist (Tenure-track including a period of three years for an equivalent of postdoctoral researcher)   
Department of Plant Biology & Forest Genetics, SLU

2008-  Associate Professor and Group Leader
Department of Plant Biology, SLU

Teaching activity (2016)

The course leader for the SLU course “Cell Biology
Lecture teacher for the SLU course “Genetic Engineering
Lecture teacher for the SLU course “Biology and Production of Agricultural Plants

Ongoing research projects (2016)

“From barley to oats for high seed beta-glucan content”, granted by the Swedish company (Lantmännen).

“Trees and crops for future (TC4F), phase 2”, granted by the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems (Vinnova).

“Decryption of dialogues between SUSIBA2 rice and methanogens benefits the global environment”, granted by the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas).

“A yin-yang system based screening and crossing-breeding for new barley varieties with high seed fructan and beta-glucan content”, granted by the Swedish company (Lantmännen).

Research interest


Awards and patents


Prof. Roger Andersson  email
Prof. Per Åman  email
Prof. Anna Schnürer  email
Prof. Sten Stymne  email
Prof. Folke Sitbon  email
Dr. Per Hofvander  email
Prof. Christer Jansson  email
Prof. Feng Wang  email
Dr. Jun Su  email
Dr. Changquan Hu  email
Prof. Chunlin Liu  email
Prof. Ying Ruan  email
Mr. Yuankai Jin  email
Mr. Mingliang Fei  email
Dr. Mingzhou Zhang  email
Dr. Xia Yan  email
Dr. Satish Nalawade  email
Prof. Corine Sandström  email


phone 018 673252

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