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Committee Members


Xuewei Chen

Executive Director, Key Laboratory of Major Crop Diseases Rice Research Institute
Sichuan Agricultural University

Research Interests

Dr. Chen's research program is directed towards: (i) conceptual innovation and practical application for plant disease resistance; (ii) exploration and creation of resistant rice resources; (iii) elucidating molecular mechanisms of disease resistance; and (iv) breeding disease-resistant elite rice varieties.

Professional & Societal Memberships

  • Chinese Society for Plant Pathology
  • Crop Science Society of China
  • International Society for Plant Pathology