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Prof. Changxin Wu
China Agricultural University
Title: Poultry Genetic Resources in China




Professor Changxin Wu graduated from Beijing Agricultural University with a major in Animal Science in 1957, and has been a faculty member of the university (now called China Agricultural University) since then. He did his further study on animal genetics and breeding at Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh University, Scotland, U.K. (1979-1981). After returning to the home school, he was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1983, and full professor in1988. He was appointed as the head of the Department of Animal Science from 1983 to 1987, and the dean of the College of Animal Science and Technology from 1993 to 2004. He is now an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,the highest honor in scientific community in China.

Professor Wu became a member of WPSA in 1988 and was a key founder of WPSA China Branch, which is now one of the largest branches of WPSA. He served as the Secretary from 1990 to 1997 and the Chairman of China branch from 1997 to 2004. He also served as a Committee member of Asia-Pacific Federation of WPSA from 1988 to 2004. He attended the World’s Poultry Congress in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. He was a keynote speaker on “Genetic changes affecting poultry production in China” during WPC 2000 in Montreal, Canada. He organized a satellite conference on waterfowl in Beijing just after WPC 1988, Nagoga, Japan. Now, he is the chairman of scientific committee of the 25th World’s Poultry Congress to be held in Beijing in 2016.

In education, he is an excellent teacher for undergraduate students as well as graduate students. He has given the course of Animal Genetics, Biostatistics, Animal Breeding and Population Genetics for undergraduate students and Quantitative Genetics, Comparative Animal Breeding, and Modern Progress on Animal Breeding for graduate students. Because of his excellent teaching and education, the State Council gave him an honor certificate of Excellent Contribution on Development China’s High Education in 1991. As the editor in chief, he compiled and published Animal Genetics in 2015 and Animal Biology in 2016. Up to now, more than 100 students have received Ph.D or master’s degree under his guidance, among them 43 got Master degree and 76 got Ph.D degree including 1 member of British Royal Society and 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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