My name is Qikun XING. I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in Incheon National University. I am interested in bioinformatics, ecology and genetic breeding. I did my PhD in Station Biologique de Roscoff. My PhD project is the regulation of oxylipin signaling pathways during defense responses in kelps. During my PhD, I analyzed transcriptomic regulation of kelps during the interaction with endophytes. I also studied the transcriptomic and metabolomic regulation in Saccharina latissima after GG elicitation to explore the regulation of oxylipin pathway during defense responses. My postdoc project is to increase the thermotolerance of S. japonica using biostimulants or genetic breeding.