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Lei Li

Dr, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M316), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 358 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


I spent 27 years in China before coming Australia. 27 years can be divided into 3 stages.
Stage 1: 0-13
Interests in biology establishment: I watched the ants transporting food and mused for hours beside their nest at 5 years old (according to my Mom). My first experiment was to put dozens of ants in a transparent glass bottle filled with soil and analyzed the labyrinth they built.
Stage2: 14-18
Stage3 18-27
Found my wife and chose to learn biology.

Years in Australia
Find a way to realize my interest in biology. Starting an early career in biology and to be continued…

Roles and responsibilities

mitochondrial proteomics, protein turnover, complex assembly, metabolite analysis

Future research

How fast a given protein is degraded? When a given protein is degraded? How a given protein is degraded?


I am studying the protein turnover in plants through isotope labeling and mass spectrometry to provide a more extensive understanding of its role in regulating the proteome.



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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 358 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
15 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms of Photodamage and Protein Turnover in Photoinhibition

Li, L., Aro, E-M. & Millar, A. H., Aug 2018, In : Trends in Plant Science. 23, 8, p. 667-676

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

protein metabolism
9 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Mitochondrial Proteins
protein degradation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
plant proteins
53 Citations (Scopus)

Protein degradation rate in Arabidopsis thaliana leaf growth and development

Li, L., Nelson, C. J., Trösch, J., Castleden, I., Huang, S. & Millar, A. H., 1 Feb 2017, In : The Plant Cell. 29, 2, p. 207-228 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
protein degradation
Growth and Development
growth and development
19 Citations (Scopus)

INTERMEDIATE CLEAVAGE PEPTIDASE55 modifies enzyme amino termini and alters protein stability in arabidopsis mitochondria

Huang, S., Nelson, C., Li, L., Taylor, N., Stroeher, E., Petereit, J. & Millar, H., Jun 2015, In : Plant Physiology. 168, 2, p. 415-427

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Protein Stability
Mitochondrial Proteins


Data from: Protein degradation rate in Arabidopsis thaliana leaf growth and development

Li, L. (Creator), Nelson, C. J. (Creator), Trosch, J. (Creator), Castleden, I. R. (Creator), Huang, S. (Creator), Millar, H. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 31 Jan 2017