Prof. Wang Lianzheng
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1994

Born at Haicheng, Liaoning, China on 15 October 1930. Graduated from Northeast Agricultural College, Harbin; Ph.D. from K.A. Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow.

He is Honourable Chairman of Academic Committee of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

Potato and Wheat Breeder (1957-60), Deputy Director (1970-78), Director, Crop Breeding Institute and Soybean Institute (1978-81), Associate Professor and Vice President (1981-86), President (1983), and Professor (1983-87), Crop Breeding Department of Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS). Vice-Governor of the Heilongjiang Province in charge of agricultural production, science and technology, 1987-94; President of CAAS, 1988-91; Vice Minister of Agriculture, P.R. of China; Member of Academic Committee of Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Science, 1982-88; Member of International Fund of Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy 1988-91; Convener of Crop Breeding, Genetics and Cultivation Group, Academic Degree Committee of State Council China, 1992-1997; Member of Standing Committee of Asia and Pacific Association for Agricultural Research Institutions, RAPA/FAO, 1992-1996; President of China Crop Science Society and Chairman for Soybean Committee, 1994-2002; President of China International Exchange Association of Agricultural Sciences and Technology,1993-97; Chairman of Advisory Committee of China-EU Centre for Agricultural Technology from Chinese side, 1993-96. Board Member of Centre for Agricultural and Biosciences International, Wallingford, U.K., 1994-97; Vice Chairman of China National Committee for Release Cultivars of Crops, 1988-1992; Elected Vice Chairman of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), 1991-2001; Hon. Chairman of Academic Committee of CAAS, 1995-2013; President of China Seed Association, 1998-2006; President of China Association for Rural Agricultural Technology, 1999-2006.

Awards/Honours: Scientific Success Prize of China Crop Science Society, 2010; Prize of Science and Technology of Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, 2005.

Fellow: Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1988; China Association for Science and Technology; China Crop Science Society; China Association of Agronomy; China Seed Association.

Research Areas: Crop breeding and genetics, soyabean breeding

Address: Former President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 12 Zhongguanchun Nan Street, Beijing 100081, China; 14-12-2, Cuiweixili, Haidian District 100036, Beijing, China; [Tel: 0086-10-82103007; Fax: 0086-10-68975138; Email:]