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Lecture by Prof.Joachim Messing, member of NAS(National Academy of Sciences),USA

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Title:

Quality Protein Maize Plus

Lecturer

Prof. Joachim Messing, Rutgers University

Biography

Professor Messing received his doctorate degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He rose through the faculty ranks at the University of Minnesota in only four years before becoming a University Professor of Molecular Biology at Rutgers and then the Director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. The shotgun DNA sequencing method and the M13mp/pUC/JM cloning kits made him the most frequently cited scientist in the world for the eighties. He applied these microbial tools to help creating the field of plant genomics with a focus on raising the nutritional quality of food. He published around 300 papers in journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Communications, Plant Cell, PNAS, Genome Research. One of his papers was cited more than 14,000 times. For his remarkable achievement, he and his colleagues received the World Technology Award in Biotechnology and the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award. He was the winner of the 2013 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, probably the highest international academic reward in this category, and of the 2014 Promega Biotechnology Award of the American Society of Microbiology. Professor Messing, a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement in Science and the American Academy of Microbiology, is also a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the oldest continuously existing science academy in the world.

Time:

June.8th, 9:00

Venue:

Room A216, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology. Zijingang Campus

Host:

Prof. Xu Jianhong