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Notice of “Progress on wheat stripe rust and its green control ”

Author:   Date:2021-10-21    

Title:Progress on wheat stripe rust and its green control

Time: 4:30 pm, October 26, 2021

Venue: N8T07

Introduction of Speaker:

Dr. Zhensheng Kang is a world-class plant pathologist for his studies on wheat diseases and integrated technologies for sustainable control of wheat diseases. For over three decades, he has made remarkable and original achievements in theoretical and applied research on wheat fungal diseases. In 2017, he was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering for his outstanding contributions in plant protection.

Kang obtained both his B.S. and M.S. degree in Plant Protection from Northwest A&F University (formerly College of Northwest Agriculture) in China in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He then joined the Department of Plant Protection at Northwest A&F University as an assistant lecturer on Plant Pathology. From 1987 to 1990, he carried out his Ph.D. study under supervision of Dr. Zhenqi Li (a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering), in the College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University. During his Ph.D., he worked at Research Station in Winnipeg of Agriculture Canada as a visiting scientist. He was promoted as associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 1994. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a visiting scholar in Institute of Phytomedicine, University Hohenheim, Germany. He returned to China in 2001 and received the reward of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2005, he was honored as Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Education of China. Kang currently serves as the director of the State Key Laboratory of Stress Biology for Arid Areas and the vice president of both Chinese Society for Plant Pathology and Plant Protectionof China, the council member of the International Society for Plant Pathology. He has also been the editor of many journals including Molecular Plant Pathology, the Crop Journal, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Mycosystema, Acta Agronomica Sinica and Acta Phytophylacica Sinica. Kang has been focusing on the epidemics of wheat fungal disease, virulence variation of pathogens, molecular mechanisms of wheat-fungi interactions, genetics of wheat resistance and resistant germplasm development, and integrated management of wheat fungal diseases. He has published over 300 scientific papers, and he is one of the highly cited plant scientists in China.