Huiying Shang, MSc

PhD student

e-mail: huiying.shang[@]
phone: +43 1 4277 54134

address: Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences
Rennweg 14, Room 216
A-1030 Vienna

Research Interests

I am very interested in the evolution of plants and animals. Speciation is a key topic in evolutionary biology. Now I am learning and working on population genomics, using NGS technology to investigate the origin and evolutionary history of several Eurasian Populus (poplar and aspen) species, and to explore the genomic signatures of divergence at different taxonomic levels.

Short CV

2016-present PhD student

2012-2015 Master degree. Molecular Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Supervisor: Prof. Jianquan Liu. 

2008-2012 Bachelor degree. Biological Science, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University.


Shang HY, Li ZH, Dong M, Adams RP, Miehe G, Opgenoorth L & Mao KS. (2015) Evolutionary origin and demographic history of an ancient conifer (Juniperus microsperma) in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports 5, 10216.

Kou YX*, Shang HY*, Mao KS, Li ZH, Rushforth K, Adams RP. (2014). Nuclear and cytoplasmic DNA sequence data further illuminate the genetic composition of Leyland Cypresses. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 139(5): 558-566(Lu et al. 2014)

Lu X, Xu H, Li Z, Shang H, Adams R & Mao K. (2014) Genetic Diversity and Conservation Implications of Four Cupressus Species in China as Revealed by Microsatellite Markers. Biochemical Genetics 52, 181-202.

Feng JJ, Jiang DC, Shang HY, Dong M, Wang GN, He XY, Zhao CM, Mao KS. (2013) Barcoding Poplars (Populus L.) from Western China. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71710.