Qifa Zhang

Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan

Sessions by Adrienne H.K. Roeder

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Professor Qifa Zhang is based at the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement at Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. His lab works on rice functional genomics and genomic breeding technologies for developing Green Super Rice (a new class of rice varieties proposed for the development of resource saving and environment-friendly agriculture by using less pesticides, fertilizers and water to achieve high yield and superior quality). The research activities in his lab over the past two decades include genetic and functional characterization of genes for agronomically important traits; biological basis for the utilization of heterosis for hybrid rice improvement by understanding the molecular mechanisms of yield heterosis, male sterility, inter-subspecific hybrid sterility, and development of integrated breeding technologies for Green Super Rice development. Among many awards, he has been recognized with election to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Third World Academy and the National Academy of Sciences USA. Professor Zhang has served the IPMB on its Board of Directors (2012-2015) and as its President (2015- 2018).