Wednesday 19 July 2017
CSIRO: Black Mountain – Discovery Theatre
Dr Ji-Rui Wang
Southwestern autumn-sown spring wheat region contributes 11% of China’s wheat area and includes most parts of Sichuan and all of Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces. The main problem of wheat production in this zone are: stripe rust, powdery mildew, pre-harvest sprouting (PHS), and poor baking quality. Since 1960s, the breeders and scientists in Triticeae Research Institute has collected a large number of germplasm from Triticeae species (wheat and its related species). Some common wheat’s relatives such as T. turgidum, T. dicoccoides, Secale cereale, and Aegilops tauschii have been used for common wheat breeding. Based on the development of wheat genomics studies and technologies, we also used molecular strategy to accelerate the breeding works. In this similar, Dr. Jirui Wang will share their recent studies on wheat breeding, and discuss the details about PHS resistant breeding as an example.
2004.9-2008.7 PhD (Plant Breeding), Sichuan Agricultural University
2007.1-2008.2 Visiting student (Plant Biology), ECORC-AAFC, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2001.9-2004.7 MSc (Plant Breeding), Sichuan Agricultural University
1997.9-2001.7 BSc (Biochemistry & Molecular biology), Lanzhou University
Academic & Professional Experience
Triticeae Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu Sichuan
CSC’s MOE-AAFC PhD Research Program (Canada, Jan 2007- Feb 2008).
Postdoc in Mingcheng’s lab at UC DAVIS (USA, Apr 2011-Mar 2013)
Current Research & Manager Assistant
National Basic Research Program of China (2013-2018): Genomic selection of pre-harvest sprouting resistant wheat
National Natural Science Foundation of China (2016-2019): Fine mapping and clone of pre-harvest sprouting resistant gene Qphs.sicau-1B.1 from synthetic wheat SHW-L1
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