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Tak Lee

Tak Lee

Postdoctoral researcher
Sustainable crop nutrition

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Tak received his Ph.D. at the Yonsei University, South Korea, studying biological functional gene networks in plant species. He moved to Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University for a Postdoctoral research position with Professor Giles Oldroyd, later moving on to the Crop Science Center. Tak’s research is focused on dissecting the genetic networks of model legumes in comparison with cereal crops during symbiosis with microorganisms via high-throughput transcriptomics, genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatic analysis. 


Processing of NODULE INCEPTION controls the transition to nitrogen fixation in root nodules, Jian Feng, Tak Lee, Katharina Schiessl, Giles Oldroyd, Science, 2021, 374(6567), 629-732


Chaperone-like protein DAY plays critical roles in photomorphogenesis

Ho-Seok Lee, Ilyeong Choi, Young Jeon, Hee-Kyung Ahn, Huikyong Cho, JiWoo Kim, Jae-Hee Kim, Jung-Min Lee, SungHee Lee, Julian Bünting, Dong Hye Seo, Tak Lee, Du-Hwa Lee, Insuk Lee, Man-Ho Oh, Tae-Wuk Kim, Youssef Belkhadir, Hyun-Sook Pai; Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 1-13


A mycorrhiza-associated receptor-like kinase with an ancient origin in the green lineage,

Montero, Héctor; Lee, Tak; Pucker, Boas; Ferreras-Garrucho, Gabriel; Oldroyd, Giles; Brockington, Samuel F; Miyao, Akio; Paszkowski, Uta; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021, 118(25)


Genome-Wide Association Studies in Arabidopsis thaliana: Statistical Analysis and Network-Based Augmentation of Signals

Lee, Tak; Lee, Insuk;Arabidopsis Protocols, 2021, 187-210


BarleyNet: A Network-Based Functional Omics Analysis Server for Cultivated Barley, Hordeum vulgare L.

Lee, Sungho; Lee, Tak; Yang, Sunmo; Lee, Insuk, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 11, 98


The negative regulator SMAX1 controls mycorrhizal symbiosis and strigolactone biosynthesis in rice

Jeongmin Choi, Tak Lee, Jungnam Cho, Emily K Servante, Boas Pucker, William Summers, Sarah Bowden, Mehran Rahimi, Kyungsook An, Gynheung An, Harro J Bouwmeester, Emma J Wallington, Giles Oldroyd, Uta Paszkowski, Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1), 1-13


MaizeNet: a co‐functional network for network‐assisted systems genetics in Zea mays

Lee, Tak; Lee, Sungho; Yang, Sunmo; Lee, Insuk, The Plant Journal, 2019, 99 (3), 571-582


NODULE INCEPTION recruits the lateral root developmental program for symbiotic nodule organogenesis in Medicago truncatula

Katharina Schiessl, Jodi LS Lilley, Tak Lee, Ioannis Tamvakis, Wouter Kohlen, Paul C Bailey, Aaron Thomas, Jakub Luptak, Karunakaran Ramakrishnan, Matthew D Carpenter, Kirankumar S Mysore, Jiangqi Wen, Sebastian Ahnert, Veronica A Grieneisen, Giles ED Oldroyd, Current Biology, 2019, 29 (21), 3657-3668


A combination of chitooligosaccharide and lipochitooligosaccharide recognition promotes arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in Medicago truncatula

Feng Feng, Jongho Sun, Guru V Radhakrishnan, Tak Lee, Zoltán Bozsóki, Sébastien Fort, Aleksander Gavrin, Kira Gysel, Mikkel B Thygesen, Kasper Røjkjær Andersen, Simona Radutoiu, Jens Stougaard, Giles ED Oldroyd, Nature Communications, 2019, 10 (1), 1-12


araGWAB: Network-based boosting of genome-wide association studies in Arabidopsis thaliana

Lee, Tak; Lee, Insuk, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8 (1), 1-6


AraNet: a network biology server for Arabidopsis thaliana and other non-model plant species

Lee, Tak; Lee, Insuk,  Methods in Molecular Biology-Plant Gene Regulatory Networks, 2017, 225-238


From sequencing data to gene functions: co-functional network approaches

Shim, Jung Eun; Lee, Tak; Lee, Insuk, Animal Cells and Systems, 2017, 21 (2), 77-83


GWAB: a web server for the network-based boosting of human genome-wide association data

Shim, Jung Eun; Bang, Changbae; Yang, Sunmo; Lee, Tak; Hwang, Sohyun; Kim, Chan Yeong; Singh-Blom, U Martin; Marcotte, Edward M; Lee, Insuk, Nucleic Acids Research, 2017, 45 (W1), W154-W161


WheatNet: A genome-scale functional network for hexaploid bread wheat, Triticum aestivum

Lee, Tak; Hwang, Sohyun; Kim, Chan Yeong; Shim, Hongseok; Kim, Hyojin; Ronald, Pamela C; Marcotte, Edward M; Lee, Insuk, Molecular Plant, 2017, 10(8), 1133-1136


Grasses suppress shoot-borne roots to conserve water during drought,

Jose Sebastian, Muh-Ching Yee, Willian Goudinho Viana, Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Max Feldman, Henry D Priest, Charlotte Trontin, Tak Lee, Hui Jiang, Ivan Baxter, Todd C Mockler, Frank Hochholdinger, Thomas P Brutnell, José R Dinneny, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016, 113 (31), 8861-8866


RiceNet v2: an improved network prioritization server for rice genes

Lee, Tak; Oh, Taeyun; Yang, Sunmo; Shin, Junha; Hwang, Sohyun; Kim, Chan Yeong; Kim, Hyojin; Shim, Hongseok; Shim, Jung Eun; Ronald, Pamela C, Nucleic Acids Research, 2015, 43(W1), W122-W127


TRRUST: a reference database of human transcriptional regulatory interactions

Heonjong Han, Hongseok Shim, Donghyun Shin, Jung Eun Shim, Yunhee Ko, Junha Shin, Hanhae Kim, Ara Cho, Eiru Kim, Tak Lee, Hyojin Kim, Kyungsoo Kim, Sunmo Yang, Dasom Bae, Ayoung Yun, Sunphil Kim, Chan Yeong Kim, Hyeon Jin Cho, Byunghee Kang, Susie Shin, Insuk Lee, Scientific reports, 2015, 5(1)


Network-assisted crop systems genetics: network inference and integrative analysis

Lee, Tak; Kim, Hyojin; Lee, Insuk, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2015, 24, 61-70


AraNet v2: an improved database of co-functional gene networks for the study of Arabidopsis thaliana and 27 other nonmodel plant species

Tak Lee, Sunmo Yang, Eiru Kim, Younhee Ko, Sohyun Hwang, Junha Shin, Jung Eun Shim, Hongseok Shim, Hyojin Kim, Chanyoung Kim, Insuk Lee, 2015, 43(D1), D996-D1002


Complementarity between distance-and probability-based methods of gene neighbourhood identification for pathway reconstruction

Shin, Junha; Lee, Tak; Kim, Hanhae; Lee, Insuk, Molecular Biosystems, 2013, 10 (1),24-29