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Prof. CHONG Kang

Email: chongk@ibcas.ac.cn 

Brief Introduction:  

Dr CHONG Kang is a professor on plant molecular physiology, the Vice Director of Institute of Botany (IOB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), as well as a professor in University of CAS. He is a project leader in CAS Strategic Priority Research Programs A (Designer Breeding by Molecular Modules). His lab has more than 60 papers published on peer-reviewed journals, such as Cell, Nature Communications, PNAS, EMBO Journal, Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology etc.

He received his Ph.D. in plant development biology in 1993 at Lanzhou University, China. He pursued postdoctoral training in the IOB, CAS and Tohoku University, Japan. He has collaborated with Dow Agrosciences LLC, Purdue University and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in crop molecular biology. Prof. Chong obtained NSFC funding as a distinguished young scholar, a chief scientist of the national outstanding innovation group – plant organogenesis and cell differentiation.

He was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. 

Dr Chong is the national correspondent of the International Association of Plant Biotechnology, and the vice president of Botanical Society of China, as well as an editor in the journal boards, such as, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Plant Cell Reports, MGG etc.

Dr Chong’s current research activities are in three main areas: Sensing chilling signal in rice, Development response to vernalization signal in wheat, and hormones (BR and GA) network in organogenesis.

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