Yanfeng Ding, Vice-President, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Professor Ding is Vice-President of Nanjing agricultural University. A scientist specialized in phyto systems, he leads multi-disciplinary researches on ecophysiology and cell biology of rice yield and quality. He is currently involved in more than 20 national programs.  His works enabled to improve rice culture techniques to get a higher yield based on the rational management of water and fertilizers. Studies of the effects of nutriments and environmental factors on rice physiological and molecular metabolism are an integral part of such projects. Molecular, physiological and anatomical techniques are used in roughly equal proportions. Since 2016, he has been implied in the national program of high assistance level.