Team in China

Greg Forbes

SO2 Leader
g.forbes@cgiar.org

Leader, Strategic Program, Agile Potato for Asia

 

Adress:
International Potato Center
ICRAF - Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Heilongtan, Kunming, 650204, China

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Greg Forbes

Greg Forbes

SO2 Leader

Kaiyun Xie

Project Manager
k.xie@cgiar.org

Dr. Kaiyun Xie has a Ph. D degree and a professor title. He is now the project manager in CIP’s Beijing Office (also called as CIP-China Center for Asia Pacific, or CCCAP). His research interests include: 1) Potato germplasm evaluation, utilization and breeding, participated in release of over 10 new potato varieties with high yield and disease resistance, and improved the regional trial for new potato variety release in China; 2) Research on seed technologies and seed system, participated in ELISA kit development, aeroponics for minituber production, and 3-Generation seed system (3G seed system); 3) Potato disease control: introduced and adapted late blight warning system from Belgium, combining with the use of late blight resistant varieties, reduced the losses caused by late blight in targeted regions; 4) Research on potato cultivation technologies: studied on water-saving technologies, winter potato cultivation in paddy field, and cultivation technology for high starch potato varieties. He has published about 80 papers, 6 books as Editor-in-chief, 10 books as Deputy Editor-in-chief, and 4 books as the translator. He has also awarded 10 patents and 3 first prizes of Science and Technology Advancement Award at Provincial and Ministry level.

Adress:
709 Pan Pacific Plaza, A12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China

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Kaiyun Xie

Kaiyun Xie

Project Manager

Wenjuan Li

Research Assistant
w.li@cgiar.org

Wenjuan Li earned a Ph.D. in plant nutrition and joined CIP in 2010. Before working in CIP, she was working as Post-Doctoral Scientist at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and conducted a research project funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation on 'Effect of nitrogen on signal leaf senescence signal of maize and its mechanism' as well as a research project from National Science and Technology Support Program on 'Nitrogen nutrition mechanism of corn and high-efficiency fertilization technology research'. These projects aimed to reveal the relationship between nitrogen metabolism and leaf senescence and provide the theoretical basis for increase maize yield through regulating leaf senescence in spring maize. Now, She mainly contributes to the implementation of the project ‘Improve the Potato Productivity by New Seed Technology and Better On-Farm Seed’, funded by Syngenta (4 years, $1 million). She also joined an IFAD research project on ‘Root and Tuber Crops for Food Security in Asia –Pacific’. These projects aim to enhance agricultural productivity and food security of smallholder farmers through testing new agricultural innovation and scaling up the most promising ones by linking them to the market.

Adress:
709 Pan Pacific Plaza, A12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China

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Wenjuan Li

Wenjuan Li

Research Assistant

Junhong Qin

Research Assistant
j.qin@cgiar.org

Junhong Qin got a Ph.D. in crop cultivation from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and joined CIP in 2014. She studied on potato water-saving irrigation metnhods and fertigation when she pursued her master degree in Inner Mongolia Agricultural University from 2008 to 2009 and studied on potato response to water and yield-increasing mechanism of drip irrigation under mulch for her doctor degree from 2010 to 2013. After she joined CIP she contributed to the project named “Comparing timing effect on tuber yield and water use efficiency of potato crop under promissory water management techniques in China”.
Now she assists with germplasm introduction from CIP to China and is mainly responsible for implementing two projects “Outcomes of crop germplasm improvement research: potatoes and sweetpotatoes varietal release and adoption in Asia” and ”Adoption and diffusion of C88 potato variety in china: spatial variability of productivity gains and cost savings and value chain development”. She is also participating the other two projects “Improve the potato productivity by new seed technology and better on-farm seed” and “Accelerating the development of early-maturing-agile potato for food security through a trait observation and discovery network".

Adress:
710 Pan Pacific Plaza, A12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China

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Junhong Qin

Junhong Qin

Research Assistant

Jun Zhou

Research Assistant
j.zhou@cgiar.org

Jun Zhou, Chinese national earned her Ph. D degree from Huazhong Agricultural University, China. In her master and docter stage, she mainly worked on the thesis "QTL Mapping and genetic analysis of in vitro tuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)". The important results of her work included linkage maps based on a tetraploid population (F1) and a major QTL located on chromosome 5 affecting in vitro tuberization. Based on these, a major-effect gene with minor modifiers model controlling the trait in this population has been suggested in her artical. She joined CIP in 2013 and mainly contributed to the implementation of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for Humid tropics, which aims to help poor farm families to boost incomes from integrated agricultural system intensification while also preserving their land for future generations. In Asia the program focuses in Great Mekong region. She was mainly and fully responsible for the implementation of the situational analysis of Honghe Prefecture in Yunnan Province and drafted the SA report collaborated with partners. She also gave assistance to the project "Improve the Potato Productivity by New Seed Technology and Better On-Farm Seed".

Adress:
709 Pan Pacific Plaza, A12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China

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Jun Zhou

Jun Zhou

Research Assistant
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