Ying Miao, PhD, Professor of Plant molecular cell biology, Dean of Center for Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, College of Life Sciences in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China. She graduated from Xiamen University as a Biology Bachelor degree in 1985. She got the Agronomy PhD degree from Zhejiang University in 1996. During 1997-1998 she was a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Plant Breeding and Plant Soil Science of Kiel University, Germany. In 1998 she was an associate professor of Xiamen University. During 1999-2001, she got the DAAD fellowship grant for research in the Institute of Plant Breeding and Plant Soil Science of Kiel University. From 2001 to 2006 she joined the DFG-SFB446 project and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in ZMBP, Tuebingen University. In 2007 she was a group leader of department of plant cell biology in the Institute of Botany, Kiel Universoty. In 2009, she got the DFG foundation as an independent project leader in the ZMBP, Tuebingen University. After 2013, she is a full professor of plant molecular cell biology in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China. Her research fields focus on: I. Molecular mechanism of plant senescence and cell death; 2. Organelles as environmental sensors controlling nuclear gene expression by retrograde signaling; 3. Application of marker free-vector harbored functional protein for genetic modification and molecular breeding of plant crops.