Miao Ding


Present position:

Guest scientist, PostDoc

Research area:

Molecular & Cytogenetic Evolution of Asexual Aquatic Organisms  




Employment History

2024 - 2026   guest researcher at Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, of the University of Innsbruck

2022 -            Postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Jian-Fang Gui’s Group, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
                       Wuhan, Hubei, China.

2015 – 2021  Major in Fish Genetic Breeding, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China. Ph.D,
                        Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jian-Fang Gui.

2011 – 2015  Major in Aquaculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. B.S.


Research interests

genetic breeding, sex determination and reproduction of fish


Projects and funding

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2023-2025, “Gene identification and function investigation in male-specific microchromosomes of gibel carp”

  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2022-2024, “Identification of functional genes in male-specific microchromosomes of gibel carp”



  • Shi Q., Ding M., Wang Y., Zhou L., Wang Z.-W., Zhang X.-J., Li Z., Li X.-Y., Gui J.-F. (2023). Genomic characterization of supernumerary microchromosomes in amphitriploid gibel carp. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 2023, doi: 10.7541/2023.2023.0017 (in Chinese)

  • Wang M.-T., Li Z., Ding M., Yao T.-Z., Yang S., Zhang X.-J., Miao C., Du W.-X., Shi Q., Li S., Mei J., Wang Y., Wang Z.-W., Zhou L., Li X.-Y., Gui J.-F. (2022). Two duplicated gsdfhomeologs cooperatively regulate male differentiation by inhibiting cyp19a1a transcription in a hexaploid fish, PLoS Genetics18(6): e1010288.

  • Wang Y., Li X.-Y., Xu W.-J., Wang K., Wu B., Xu M., Chen Y., Miao L.-J., Wang Z.-W., Li Z., Zhang X.-J., Yin Z., Zhou B.-T., Yang Y.-L., Zhu C.-L., Hu M.-L., Zheng J.-M., Feng C.-G., Qiu Q., Tian L.-T., Lu M., Peng F., Lu W.-J., Tong J.-F., Tong J.-G., Fu B.-D., Yu P., Ding M., Gan R.-H., Zhang Q.-Q., Jian J.-B., Zhang C., He W.-M., Yang W., Zhao Z.-C., Zhang Q.-Q., Gao Q., Xu J.-Y., Bai M.-Z., Zhang Y.-P., Yang H.-M., Fang X.-D., Wang W., Zhou L., Gui J.-F. (2022). Comparative genome anatomy reveals evolutionary insights into a unique amphitriploid fish, Nature Ecology and Evolution 6(9): 1354-1366.

  • Ding M., Li X.-Y., Zhu Z.-X., Chen J.-H., Lu M., Shi Q., Wang Y., Li Z., Zhao X., Wang T., Du W.-X., Miao C., Yao T.-Z., Wang M.-T., Zhang X.-J., Wang Z.-W., Zhou L., Gui J.-F. (2021). Genomic anatomy of male-specific microchromosomes in a gynogenetic fish, PLoS Genetics 17(9): e1009760.

  • Zhao X., Li Z., Ding M., Wang T., Wang M.-T., Miao C., Du W.-X., Zhang X.-J., Wang Y., Wang Z.-W., Zhou L., Li X.-Y., Gui J.-F. (2021). Genotypic males play an important role in the creation of genetic diversity in gynogenetic gibel carp, Frontiers in Genetics 12: 691923.

  • Wang T., Li Z., Yu Z.-X., Wang Z.-W., Lian Z.-Q., Du W.-X., Zhao X., Wang M.-T., Miao C., Ding M., Wang Y., Zhou L., Zhang X.-J., Li X.-Y., Gui J.-F. (2021). Production of YY males through self-fertilization of an occasional hermaphrodite in Lanzhou catfsh (Silurus lanzhouensis), Aquaculture 736622.

  • Zhu Y.-J., Li X.-Y., Zhang J., Li Z., Ding M., Zhang X.-J., Zhou L., Gui J.-F.(2021). Distinct sperm nucleus behaviors between genotypic and temperature-dependent sex determination males are associated with replication and expression-related pathways in a gynogenetic fish, BMC Genomics 19: 437.

  • Li X.-Y., Liu X.-L., Zhu Y.-J., Ding M., Wang M.-T., Wang Z.-W., Li Z., Zhang X.-J., Zhou L., Gui J.-F. (2018). Origin and transition of sex determination mechanisms in a gynogenetic hexaploid fish, Heredity 121(1): 64-74.

  • Li X.-Y., Liu X.-L., Ding M., Li Z., Zhou L., Zhang X.-J., Gui J.-F. (2017). A novel male-specific SET domain-containing gene setdm identified from extra microchromosomes of gibel carp males, Science Bulletin 62(8): 528-536.


Awards and Fellowships

  • National Scholarship for Doctoral Students (2021.12)
  • First prize, East Lake Academic Forum of Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2021.11)
  • First prize, Postgraduate Forum of the Chinese Society of Zoology and the Ichthyology Branch of the Chinese Society of Oceanology and Limnology (2021.10)
  • Outstanding volunteer, Annual meeting of Chinese Fisheries Society (2017.11)


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