IPMB  Academia Sinica

  • [2020/10] Rachel Wang is invited to give a seminar in the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.
  • [2020/07] Pei-Rou Lin(林佩柔) joined our lab as summer interns.
  • [2020/06] Rachel Wang is invited to attend therwang ANR-MOST meeting held in IJPB, INRA, France.
  • [2020/06] Rachel Wang is invited to present a talk in the MEIOCM meeting held in Vienna.


  • Welcome to the Wang lab! We are part of the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology within Academia Sinica, located in Taipei, Taiwan.

    We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of meiotic cell cycle control and homologous recombination in plants. By combining genetics, biochemistry, proteomics and superb cytology with super-resolution imaging, we are investigating how meiosis is initiated and how homologous chromosomes pair and recombine with each other, as well as how exit from meiosis is accomplished.   

    Schematic diagrams to compare the conventional light microscopy, super-resolution microscopy and the newly-developed expansion microscopy.

    A maize pachytene meiocyte with DSY2 staining by Expansion Microscopy exhibits an improved resolution in a gigantic expanded nucleus.

    The synaptonemal complex of a maize male meiocyte at pachytene stage acquired by super-resolution Structured Illumination Microscopy. The tripartite structure with two lateral elements (green) and one central element (red) was detected by immunofluorescence. The image was captured and processed by Ding Hua Lee.