Gennuo Wang


Gennuo Wang
PhD student

Working Group Microbial Data Science

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1012

Gennuo Wang

CV / Scientific Career

12/2021 present

Ph.D. Student - In the group of Microbial Systems Bioinformatics, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ, Leipzig, Germany)

11/2020 09/2021

Research Assistant - In the Department of Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University (Fujian Province, China)

10/2017 05/2018

Exchange Student - In the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University (Chiang Rai Province, Thailand)

09/2016 06/2019

M.S. - In the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology (Yunnan Province, China)

09/2012 06/2016

B.S. - In the Department of Resources and Environment, Yunnan Agricultural University (Yunnan Province, China)

Current Research Interests

Soil microorganisms are increasingly recognized for their role in the cycling of C and nutrients. Forest harvesting is a dramatic event in ecosystem development that may temporarily turn forest soil from C sink to C source. Tree harvesting – clear-cutting or selective cutting – also affects root-symbiotic fungi of trees that either form ectomycorrhizal association (ECM) fungi (e.g. with Fagus, Picea, Pinus), or arbuscular mycorrhizal association (AM) (e.g. with Acer, Fraxinus). Due to various levels of dependence on trees, fungi forming ECM, AM, and ERM associations are expected to differ in their response to harvesting. However, micro-Eukaryotes genetic potential is overlooked in microbial ecology studies.

My PhD project will tackle the study of the genetic potential of micro-Eukaryotes in natural ecosystems with a focus on functional diversity fluctuations caused by climate change and response to harvesting.