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Dr. Jim X. J. Fang Professor of Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

jamesfang@hitar.org

Biography

Jim, Xuanjun Fang, Ph. D
Date of Birth: Apr., 1963
Place of Birth: Zhejiang Province, P. R. China
E-Mail: jim.xj.fang@hitar.org
Website: www.hitar.org
Office Address:
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources (HITAR)
Ziyuansuo, Yacheng Town, Sanya City, 572025, Hainan, P. R. China

 

Education and Training
Visit Scholar, Bt Biochemistry, University of Sussex (2008.02 - 06)
Postdoctoral, Molecular Population Genetics, University of Hongkong (1995.02 -1997.06)
Ph.D, Biochemistry & Genetics of Nitrogen Fixationn, Chinese Academy of Agri. Sci. (1992.09-1994.07)
M.S., Rice Physiology, Beijing Agricultural University (1984.09-1987.07)
B.S., Agronomy, Zhejiang Agricultural University (1980.09-1984.07)

 

Working & Teaching 
1999.10 - Present, Professor and Director of HITAR
1997.07-1999.09, Associate Professor & Assitant Director, Biotech. Research Institute, CAAS.
1996.01-1997.06, Research Assistant, University of Hong Kong
1994.07-1995.12, Deputy Director of Biotech. Depart., IAAE, CAAS.
1990.09-1992.07, Lecturer of Department of Agronomy, Beijing Agricultural University
1987.07-1990.08, Program Officer of Bureau of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture

 

Guest Professor and Scientist
Professor, Northeast Forestry University (2007-)
Professor, Guangxi University (2001-)
Guest Scientist, Soil Institute of Bremen University (2008-)
Professor, Guizhou University (2003-2013)
Professor, Fujian Agricultural & Forest University (2002-2005)
Professor, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) (1995- 2005)

 

Membership in Professional Societies
The Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) (2013-)
Chairman of Academic Committee in Hainan Association of Sci. & Tech. (2003-2013)
Executive council member, Hainan Association of Sci. & Tech. (2001-2013)
Director, Crop Biotechnology Council of Chinese Society of Agricultural Biotechnology (2004-)
Director, Molecular Breeding Council of Chinese Society of Crop Sciences (2005-)
Chairman, Hainan Institutes of Biotechnology (2001-)

 

Professional Services
Executive Editor-in-chief, Genomics and Applied Biology (2009-)
Executive Editor-in-chief, Molecular Plant Breeding (2003-)
Secretary General, Eastern Tropical Bionet , ETB (NGO) (2002-2004)
Member, Expert Committee of National Hainan Danzhou Agri. S & T Zone (2002-2006)
Member, Editorial Board of J. Agricultural Biotechnology (2000-2010)
Principal Scientist of National 863 Program in MAS Project (1998-2000)
National Programme Advisor (NPA) for Seed Breeding Programme (UNDP) (1994-1997)

 

HITAR Story

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Dr. Fang Xuanjun proposed the concept "one gene, one industry". Based on this idea he created the company "Chuang Shi Ji Transgenic Technology Co., Ltd.". His story was filmed by CCTV as a documentary movie, and he is known as the "future star" of China leading industry.