The concept

         The long-term goal of the SOL program is to create a network of map based resources and information to address key questions in plant adaptation and diversification. This will be done using the tools and philosophy of systems biology which is a multidisciplinary approach to tackle the complex interaction that occur at all levels of biological organization and their functional relationship to the organism as a whole. Moreover, from these studies we wish to provide a new outlook to how we value and utilize natural variation to impact the health and well being of humans in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Our international effort will not only impact Solanaceae biology but will also set the road map for implementing rational strategies for improvement of other crop species that are important to human nutrition.


On-going objects

1. Gene structural analysis, regulatory mechanism and potential application of heart-stable nematode-resistant genes in wild tomatoLycopersicon peruvianum LA2157Yeh Kai -Wun

2. Analysis and application of functional genomics relating to heart tolerance in tomato-TW SOL.Lin Tsan-Piao

3. Study on the genetic diversity of heat-tolerant tomato by inter-simple sequence repeat analysis, and its applications in selection and breeding.Ho Kuo-Chieh

4. Isolation and study of heat-interference genes during pollen development in tomato.Jeng Shih-Tong

5. Functional Genomic and Proteomic Study of Floral Organs in Thermotolerant Tomato under Heat Stress.Jinn Tsung-Luo

6. Functional genomic studies of regulatory factors affecting light-induced lycopene level in heat-tolerant tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum).Hsieh Hsu-Liang

7. Phenomic study and improvement of high temperature fruit set in tomato.Kuo Chungchi George


Research fellows

1. Chairman/professorYeh Kai -Wun

2. Professor Lin Tsan-Piao

3. Professor Ho Kuo-Chieh

4. Professor Jeng Shih-Tong

5. Assistant professor Jinn Tsung-Luo

6. Assistant professor Hsieh Hsu-Liang

7. Kuo Chungchi George


Correlate Unites

1. Institute of Plant BiologyNational Taiwan University

2. Asian vegetable Research Development Center.

3. Council of agriculture Taiwan.