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  • Dr. Cao Liyong


    China National Center for Rice Improvement

    China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI)

    Address: No. 359, Tiyuchang Rd., Hangzhou 310006, P.R. China

    Phone: +86-571-63370329

    Fax: +86-571-63371532



Education Background


Cao Liyong, a rice genetics and breeding specialist, received his MS degree (1996) in Crop Genetics and Breeding from Zhejiang Agricultural University, China and his PhD degree (2003) in Rice Genetics and Breeding from Zhejiang University, China.


Research Area


He is the leader of CNRRI's Heterosis Mechanism Innovation Team, the chief of National Rice Disease Resistance Transgenic Breeding Program and the Division Chief of Program Management and International Cooperation of CNRRI. He has been working in rice genetics and breeding since 1985, focusing on rice heterosis utilization, gene mapping and rice molecular breeding. He has been awarded one National Second Award for Technology Innovation and one National Second Award for Science and Technology Progress, and 12 Provincial/Ministerial Awards for Science and Technology Progress. He has developed 17 hybrid rice varieties, received 12 rice variety rights and 3 patents authorized in China, and published more than 100 scientific papers.

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