Bong-Soo PARK, Ph.D., Research Investigator

Dr. Bong-Soo Park received his Bachelor degree in Crop Science from the Chungnam National University and completed his MS and Ph.D. degree in Crop Science and Biotechnology from Seoul National University in Korea. He joined Prof. Nam-Hai Chua’s lab at the Rockefeller University in 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow (2011-2014). In 2014, He joined Prof. Nam-Hai Chua’s lab in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) as a research fellow (2014-2018). In April of 2018, he was promoted as a Research Investigator.

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Tel: (65) 6872 7000, 6872 7091 (DID) Email:

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Research Interests

  • Plant Nutrient signalling pathways
  • Nutrition use efficiency in plants

Research Projects

Improvement of nutrient uptake and use efficiency by long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) control in Arabidopsis and Rice

About 6500 lncRNAs were identified from 200 Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptomes, with organ-specific or stress-induced expression profiles. Although recent researches have provided convinced evidence to support the function of lncRNAs in various biological processes in plants, the research in this area is still in its infancy and the function of numerous lincRNA still remains unclear. Therefore, our primary research focus is to investigate the roles and functions using lincRNA induced by nutrient deficiency in Arabidopsis. Secondary focus aims to approach towards rice or other crops for nutrients uptake and use efficiency improvement using characterized lincRNAs. Finally, our research aim is to reduce the cost and usage of chemical fertilizer in field and to develop sustainable agriculture in regions of the world.

Control of nutrient uptake and use efficiency by ubiquitination and sumoylation in Arabidopsis

Sumoylation and ubiquitination are both involved in the regulation of downstream target protein stability and activity under different nutritional condition. Our research focus is to investigate the role of these post-translational modifications in nitrogen or phosphorus signalling. The knowledge generated through the use of Arabidopsis can be applied towards crop improvement for low fertilizer cost and sustainable agriculture