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Topics:

  • Understanding germplasm diversity of wild lotus worldwide based on morphological characteristics and molecular evidences
  • How to breed, name and register a new lotus cultivar
  • Taxonomy and germplasm diversity of waterlilies

Biography:

Principal Investigator and Professor of Chenshan Plant Science Research Center of CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, and Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai.
Director of Begonia Committee of China Wild Plant Conservation Association; Vice-president of Aquatic Flower Branch of Chinese Society for Horticultural Sciences
A passionate and energetic botanist, horticulturalist, plant hunter, breeder and research team leader produced more than 9 books and 200 scientific and industrial articles, 60 cultivars, and 12 patents.
International Nelumbo registrar with over 30 years’ experience in plant taxonomy and ornamental horticulture.