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Qifa Zhang

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement
Huazhong Agricultural University
China

Dr. Zhang has provided leadership in genomics and biotechnology of rice in China, especially rice functional genomics and Green Super Rice (GSR). His research program is focused on: (1) genetic and functional characterization of genes for agronomically important traits, including yield, male sterility, and reproductive isolation; (2) characterization of the genetic basis of heterosis in hybrid rice; (3) establishment of technological platforms for functional genomics studies; and (4) development of integrated breeding technology for GSR development.