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Notice of “Genomic studies of stress tolerance in soybean”

Sourse: Institute of soil and water conservation  Date:2018-12-20

Report title: Genomic studies of stress tolerance in soybean

Speaker: Pro. Hanming Lam

Report time: 15:00-17:30 2018-12-27

Report place: Room 203, State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau

Speaker CV:

Pro. Hanming Lam received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 and 1987 respectively, and his doctorate from Northwestern University in USAin 1993. Pro. Hanming Lam is currently a professor at the School of Life Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), director of the National Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology Partners (CUHK), director of the Center for Genomic Research on Plant-Environment Interaction in the Excellence Discipline of the Hong Kong Research Grant Bureau, and member of the Academic Committee of the National Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Agriculture. Pro. Lam is a plant molecular biologist. He has been engaged in Soybean Research for more than 20 years, during which he has made great achievements. In 2010, Pro. Lam led a large-scale soybean genome research project through large-scale genome sequencing to understand the changes in wild and cultivated soybean genomes due to artificial screening, and to provide important information and data for soybean scientific research and breeding in the world. The scientific research results became the cover story of the famous international scientific journal Nature Genetics.In addition, Pro. Lam has published many pioneering academic articles in important scientific journals such as Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Plants, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA and The Lancet. In 2016 and 2017, Pro. Lam worked with Gansu scientists to successfully develop and share three new stress-tolerant soybeans for use by Gansu farmers. Pro. Lam's outstanding contribution to scientific discovery was awarded the second prize in the category of Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education in 2016.

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