Wang, Aiming, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford St
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470 (313)
Fax: 519-457-3997
Email: aiming.wang@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Understanding of molecular virus-plant interactions and virus genome expression and replication mechanism
  • Molecular isolation of host factors and natural resistance genes
  • Development of novel antiviral strategies through biotechnology
  • Beneficial uses of plant viruses

Current Projects:

  • Development of genetic resistance to Plum pox virus in Prunus for the eradication of Plum pox virus in Canada
  • Development of a Soybean mosaic virus-based vector for functional genomics and molecular farming in legume plants
  • Molecular characterization of Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) in Ontario and evaluation of genetic resistance to SMV in the Soybean varieties grown in Ontario

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • Lifetime Member, American Society for Virology
  • Full Member, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Full Member, Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Full Member, Canadian Phytopathological Society

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Brown, D.C.W. and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Recent Progress in Developing genetic Resistance against Plum Pox Virus.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Ma, S. and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Molecular Farming in Plants: An Overview.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, Chapter 1, pp. 1-20.
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Plant Virus-Mediated Expression in Molecular Farming.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, Chapter 10, pp. 199-216.
  • Wang, A.M. and Ma, S. (2012). "Preface.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, pp. v-vi.
  • Wang, A.M. and Ma, S. (Eds.) (2012). Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects., Springer. (Book)

2011

  • Cui, H. and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Virus against virus: Development of a Prunus necrotic ringspot virus-based vector against Plum pox virus.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • Li, Y., Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Molecular identification of host membrane-associated proteins that interact with the potyviral P3 protein.", 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, July 17-21, 2010. (Poster)
  • Pan, Q., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Molecular characterization of the first protein of tobacco etch virus.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant potyviruses.", Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, 3(4), pp. 179. (Abstract)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant potyviruses.", International conference and exhibition on virology, Baltimore, MD, USA, September 5-7, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant viruses.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2011 Meeting, London, ON, Canada, November 5, 2011.
  • Wang, A.M. and Cui, H. (2011). "Development of a Prunus necrotic ringspot virus-based viral vector for characterization of gene functions and control of viral diseases in stone fruits.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2011 Meeting, London, ON, Canada, November 5, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, A.M., Chen, X., and Cui, X. (2011). "Detection, Understanding and Control of Soybean Mosaic Virus.", in Sudaric, A. (ed.) - Soybean - Molecular Aspects of Breeding, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 15, pp. 335-354.
  • Xiong, R. and Wang, A.M. (2011). "The potyviral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase is a potential SUMO susbtarcte in Planta.", 30th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 16-20, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Wang, A.M. (2010). "Preface.", in Wang, A. (ed.) - Principles and Practice of Advanced Technology in Plant Virology, Research Signpost, Kerala, India.
  • Wang, A.M. (Ed.) (2010). Principles and practice of advanced methods in plant virology., Research Signpost, Kerala, India. (Book)

2009

  • Chen, X., Li, X.-Z., Wang, A.M., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Induced resistance against Monilinia fructicola on peaches elicited by Bacillus sp. BMO1.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Sun, S., and Wang, A.M. (2009). "Identification of genomic region responsible from Soybean mosiac virus-London resistance breaking (SMV-LRB) against Rsv4 resistance gene in V94-5152 soybean host.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Cui, X. and Wang, A.M. (2009). "The molecular identification and characterization of host proteins associated with Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) infection.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 151-152. (Abstract)