Dr Chong-Mei Dong

Research Fellow
Dept of Plant and Food Sciences

C44 - Plant Breeding Inst - Admin. & Labs A1 Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8822
Fax +61 2 9351 8875

Biographical details

Dr Chong-Mei Dong has an undergraduate and a master degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Her PhD research was on the study of wheat cell cycle genes and their regulations during plant development at the Australian National University. Her post doctoral research was on meiosis and chromosome pairing in wheat at University of Adelaide. She joined the University of Sydney in 2002 as a research fellow in Plant Breeding Institute Cobbitty, working on non-transgenic gene modification methods for wheat breeding including oligonucleotide-directed gene repair and TILLING.

Research interests

Chong-Mei's research interests include cloning and functional study of genes, association study of genes with traits, and application of modern biotechnologies for wheat breeding and improvement. One of her current projects is using TILLING technology for wheat breeding. TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) combines traditional chemical mutagenesis with high-throughput PCR-based mutation detection. As a non-transgenic approach, TILLING generates useful mutations that can be used in wheat breeding.

She is interested in cereal genetics, functional genomics and molecular biology. She has a passion for utilising genomics tools and gene technologies for crop improvement.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sharp, P., Dong, C. (2014). TILLING for Plant Breeding. In Delphine Fleruy, Ryan Whitford (Eds.), Crop Breeding: Methods and Protocols, (pp. 155-165). New York: Humana Press.
  • Dong, C., Yu, B. (2011). Mutation Surveyor: An In Silico Tool for Sequencing Analysis. In Bing Yu & Marcus Hinchcliffe (Eds.), In Silico Tools for Gene Discovery, (pp. 223-237). New York: Humana Press.

Journals

  • Derevnina, L., Fetch, T., Singh, D., Brueggeman, R., Dong, C., Park, R. (2014). Analysis of Stem Rust Resistance in Australian Barley Cultivars. Plant Disease: an international journal of applied plant pathology, 98(11), 1485-1493. [More Information]
  • Qamar, Z., Bansal, U., Dong, C., Alfred, R., Bhave, M., Bariana, H. (2014). Detection of puroindoline (Pina-D1 and Pinb-D1) allelic variation in wheat landraces. Journal of Cereal Science, In Press. [More Information]
  • Wong, P., Dong, C., Stirling, A., Dickinson, M. (2012). Two new Magnaporthe species pathogenic to warm-season turfgrassses in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 41(3), 321-329. [More Information]
  • Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2009). A Modified TILLING Method for Wheat Breeding. The Plant Genome, 2(1), 20-47. [More Information]
  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2009). Simultaneous mutation detection of three homoeologous genes in wheat by High Resolution Melting analysis and Mutation Surveyor. BMC Plant Biology, 9, 143-1-143-12. [More Information]
  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Dong, C. (2009). Wheat stripe rust resistance genes Yr5 and Yr7 are allelic. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 120(1), 25-29. [More Information]
  • Dong, C., Sharp, P. (2007). Oligonucleotide-Directed Gene Repair: Promises and Limitations for Plant Gene Modification. Transgenic Plant Journal, 1(1), 10-16.
  • Dong, C., Beetham, P., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2006). Oligonucleotide-directed gene repair in wheat using a transient plasmid gene repair assay system. Plant Cell Reports, 25(5), 457-465. [More Information]
  • Dong, C., Thomas, S., Becker, D., Lorz, H., Whitford, R., Sutton, T., Able, J., Langridge, P. (2005). WM5: Isolation and characterization of a gene expressed during early meiosis and shoot meristem development in wheat. Functional Plant Biology: an international journal of plant function, 32(3), 249-258.
  • Sutton, T., Whitford, R., Baumann, U., Dong, C., Able, J., Langridge, P. (2003). The Ph2 pairing homoeologous locus of wheat (Triticum aestivum): identification of candidate meiotic genes using a comparative genetics approach. Plant Journal, 36(4), 443-456.
  • Dong, C., Whitford, R., Langridge, P. (2002). A DNA mismatch repair gene links to the Ph2 locus in wheat. Genome, 45(1), 116-124.

Conferences

  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2008). A New Method for Detection of Induced Mutations in Wheat. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2008). Breeding Desired Quality Wheat by Reverse Genetics. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Dalton Morgan, J., Sharp, P. (2007). Using tilling for breeding desired quality wheat. 57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference (Cereals 2007), Melbourne, Australia: Cereal Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Insititute.
  • Sharp, P., Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K. (2006). Genetics to genes II - Identification of GBSS and puroindoline allelic variation by TILLING. ITMI Workshop/ACPFG Genomics Symposium, Victor Harbor, SA: ITMI Workshop.

2014

  • Derevnina, L., Fetch, T., Singh, D., Brueggeman, R., Dong, C., Park, R. (2014). Analysis of Stem Rust Resistance in Australian Barley Cultivars. Plant Disease: an international journal of applied plant pathology, 98(11), 1485-1493. [More Information]
  • Qamar, Z., Bansal, U., Dong, C., Alfred, R., Bhave, M., Bariana, H. (2014). Detection of puroindoline (Pina-D1 and Pinb-D1) allelic variation in wheat landraces. Journal of Cereal Science, In Press. [More Information]
  • Sharp, P., Dong, C. (2014). TILLING for Plant Breeding. In Delphine Fleruy, Ryan Whitford (Eds.), Crop Breeding: Methods and Protocols, (pp. 155-165). New York: Humana Press.

2012

  • Wong, P., Dong, C., Stirling, A., Dickinson, M. (2012). Two new Magnaporthe species pathogenic to warm-season turfgrassses in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 41(3), 321-329. [More Information]

2011

  • Dong, C., Yu, B. (2011). Mutation Surveyor: An In Silico Tool for Sequencing Analysis. In Bing Yu & Marcus Hinchcliffe (Eds.), In Silico Tools for Gene Discovery, (pp. 223-237). New York: Humana Press.

2009

  • Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2009). A Modified TILLING Method for Wheat Breeding. The Plant Genome, 2(1), 20-47. [More Information]
  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2009). Simultaneous mutation detection of three homoeologous genes in wheat by High Resolution Melting analysis and Mutation Surveyor. BMC Plant Biology, 9, 143-1-143-12. [More Information]
  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Dong, C. (2009). Wheat stripe rust resistance genes Yr5 and Yr7 are allelic. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 120(1), 25-29. [More Information]

2008

  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2008). A New Method for Detection of Induced Mutations in Wheat. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2008). Breeding Desired Quality Wheat by Reverse Genetics. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2007

  • Dong, C., Sharp, P. (2007). Oligonucleotide-Directed Gene Repair: Promises and Limitations for Plant Gene Modification. Transgenic Plant Journal, 1(1), 10-16.
  • Dong, C., Vincent, K., Dalton Morgan, J., Sharp, P. (2007). Using tilling for breeding desired quality wheat. 57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference (Cereals 2007), Melbourne, Australia: Cereal Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Insititute.

2006

  • Sharp, P., Dong, C., Dalton Morgan, J., Vincent, K. (2006). Genetics to genes II - Identification of GBSS and puroindoline allelic variation by TILLING. ITMI Workshop/ACPFG Genomics Symposium, Victor Harbor, SA: ITMI Workshop.
  • Dong, C., Beetham, P., Vincent, K., Sharp, P. (2006). Oligonucleotide-directed gene repair in wheat using a transient plasmid gene repair assay system. Plant Cell Reports, 25(5), 457-465. [More Information]

2005

  • Dong, C., Thomas, S., Becker, D., Lorz, H., Whitford, R., Sutton, T., Able, J., Langridge, P. (2005). WM5: Isolation and characterization of a gene expressed during early meiosis and shoot meristem development in wheat. Functional Plant Biology: an international journal of plant function, 32(3), 249-258.

2003

  • Sutton, T., Whitford, R., Baumann, U., Dong, C., Able, J., Langridge, P. (2003). The Ph2 pairing homoeologous locus of wheat (Triticum aestivum): identification of candidate meiotic genes using a comparative genetics approach. Plant Journal, 36(4), 443-456.

2002

  • Dong, C., Whitford, R., Langridge, P. (2002). A DNA mismatch repair gene links to the Ph2 locus in wheat. Genome, 45(1), 116-124.

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