Dr. Mingshu Cao

Senior Scientist - Computational Biology & Modelling

E: Mingshu.Cao@agresearch.co.nz


2001-2003: M.Sc in Computer Science. University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
1996-2001: Ph.D in Genetics and Plant Breeding. University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
1989-1992: M.Sc in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Nanjing Agricultural University, China
1985-1989: B.Sc in Agronomy. South Anhui Agricultural College, China

Research interests & activities

My research interest is to integrate multilevel data to understand the property and regulation of molecular networks underlying complex traits. Research activities include developing statistical and computational methods to pre-process and analyze high-throughput data in genomics and functional genomics such as metabolomics and transcriptomics.


2011. Invitation fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Cao, M., Fraser, K., Huege, J., Featonby, T., Rasmussen, S., & Jones, C. (2014). Predicting retention time in hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and its use for peak annotation in metabolomics. Metabolomics, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11306-014-0727-x

Cao, M., Fraser, K., & Rasmussen, S. (2013). Computational analyses of spectral trees from electrospray multi-stage mass spectrometry to aid metabolite identification. Metabolites, 3(4), 1036-1050.

Koulman, A., Cao, M., Faville, M., Lane, G., Mace, W., & Rasmussen, S. (2009). Semi-quantitative and structural metabolic phenotyping by direct infusion ion trap mass spectrometry and its application in genetical metabolomics. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23, 2253-2263.

Rowan, D. D., Cao, M., Wang, K., Cooney, J. M., Jensen, D. J., Austin, P. T., . . . Allan, A. C. (2009). Environmental regulation of leaf colour in red 35S:PAP1 Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 182(1), 102-115.

Cao, M., Koulman, A., Johnson, L. J., Lane, G. A., & Rasmussen, S. (2008). Advanced data-mining strategies for the analysis of direct-infusion ion trap mass spectrometry data from the association of perennial ryegrass with Its endophytic fungus, Neotyphodium lolii. Plant Physiol., 146(4), 1501-1514. doi: 10.1104/pp.107.112458