Hao Du | Crop Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Prof Hao Du | Crop Breeding | Best Researcher Award

professor at  Zhejiang University, China

Hao Du is a Chinese research fellow with expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. Born on October 1, 1984, in Bozhou, Anhui, China, Du pursued his academic journey at Huazhong Agricultural University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. from the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement in 2013 under the mentorship of Prof. Li-Zhong Xiong.

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🎓 Education:

🎓 Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2006-2013). 🎓 B.Sc. in Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2003-2007)

👨‍🏫 Academic Appointments:

📅 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2013-2015) 📅 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA (2015-2019)

🔬 Research Focus:

Crop Genetic Improvement, Plant Gene Research, Molecular Biology.

🌎 Hao Du is a dedicated researcher with a passion for unraveling the mysteries of plant genetics. With a Ph.D. from Huazhong Agricultural University and postdoctoral experience at esteemed institutions like Harvard, his expertise lies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and crop improvement. Currently serving as a Research Fellow at Zhejiang University, Hao’s work contributes significantly to advancing agricultural biotechnology. 🌾🔬


Hao Du has amassed a significant academic impact with 3,058 citations across 2,720 documents. His research has been referenced in 28 documents, contributing to an impressive h-index.


Publications Top Notes

  1. “A MITE variation-associated heat-inducible isoform of a heat-shock factor confers heat tolerance through regulation of JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN genes in rice”
    • Authors: Wu, N., Yao, Y., Xiang, D., …, Dong, F., Xiong, L.
    • Published in: New Phytologist, 2022, 234(4), pp. 1315–1331
    • Abstract: This article explores the role of a MITE variation-associated heat-inducible isoform of a heat-shock factor in conferring heat tolerance in rice through the regulation of JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN genes.
    • Citations: 11
  2. “Osj10gBTF3-Mediated Import of Chloroplast Protein Is Essential for Pollen Development in Rice”
    • Authors: Liu, X.-J., Sun, J., Huang, Y., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021, 12, 713544
    • Abstract: This article discusses the essential role of Osj10gBTF3-mediated import of chloroplast protein in pollen development in rice.
  3. “Nuclear translocation of OsMFT1 that is impeded by OsFTIP1 promotes drought tolerance in rice”
    • Authors: Chen, Y., Shen, J., Zhang, L., …, Yu, H., Song, S.
    • Published in: Molecular Plant, 2021, 14(8), pp. 1297–1311
    • Abstract: This article investigates the promotion of drought tolerance in rice through the nuclear translocation of OsMFT1, impeded by OsFTIP1.
    • Citations: 29
  4. “OsPPR939, a nad5 splicing factor, is essential for plant growth and pollen development in rice”
    • Authors: Zheng, P., Liu, Y., Liu, X., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2021, 134(3), pp. 923–940
    • Abstract: This article explores the essential role of OsPPR939, a nad5 splicing factor, in plant growth and pollen development in rice.
    • Citations: 8
  5. “Detection and analysis of C-to-U RNA editing in rice mitochondria-encoded ORFs”
    • Authors: Zheng, P., Wang, D., Huang, Y., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Plants, 2020, 9(10), pp. 1–14, 1277
    • Abstract: This article presents the detection and analysis of C-to-U RNA editing in rice mitochondria-encoded ORFs.
    • Citations: 7


Jianfeng Wang | Green Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

Mr Jianfeng Wang | Green Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

associate professor at  gansu agricultural university, China

Jianfeng Wang is a researcher known for his work in the field of viticulture and plant physiology. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of aroma metabolism precursors in Cabernet Gernischt grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) and their response to benzothiadiazole application, as evidenced by his publications in reputable journals such as Plant Physiology and Biochemistry and Foods. Wang has collaborated with various experts in the field, including Yuqi Han, Faisal Eudes Sam, and others. His research sheds light on the influence of benzothiadiazole on grape quality improvement and the accumulation and metabolism of C6 compounds in grapes. Wang’s contributions have implications for enhancing grape cultivation practices and understanding grapevine physiology.

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🔬 Research Focus:

Jianfeng Wang’s research primarily revolves around enhancing the quality of Cabernet Gernischt grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) through innovative methods. With a focus on grape aroma and metabolism, his studies explore the application of benzothiadiazole for quality improvement, investigating its effects on aroma metabolism precursors and related gene expression. By examining the accumulation and metabolism of C6 compounds in these grapes, Jianfeng aims to uncover novel strategies for optimizing grape cultivation practices and ultimately enhancing the sensory characteristics of wines. Through meticulous analysis and collaboration, he contributes significantly to the advancement of viticulture and oenology research.


  • H-index: 1
  • Sum of Times Cited: 3
  • Total Publications: 3

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Application of Benzothiadiazole to Cabernet Gernischt Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) for Quality Improvement: Effects on Aroma Metabolism Precursors and Related Genes Expression” Journal: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Publication Date: March 2024 DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2024.108537 Contributors: Jianfeng Wang, Yuqi Han, Faisal Eudes Sam, Qihui Wang, Bo Zhang, Tengzhen Ma, Jixin Li, Lidan Feng, Yumei Jiang
  2. “Influence of Benzothiadiazole on the Accumulation and Metabolism of C6 Compounds in Cabernet Gernischt Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.)” Journal: Foods Publication Date: October 9, 2023 DOI: 10.3390/foods12193710 Contributors: Jianfeng Wang, Yuqi Han, Chunxia Chen, Faisal Eudes Sam, Ruwen Guan, Kai Wang, Yu Zhang, Man Zhao, Changxia Chen, Xuan Liu et al.

Joseph Kalonga | Soil health | Best Researcher Award

Mr Joseph Kalonga | Soil health | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Lecturer at  University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Ernest E. Mbega (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. Dr. Mbega holds a Ph.D. and is actively involved in academic and research activities.


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Education and Training:

  1. 2015 – 2017:
    • Master’s degree in Life Science (Sustainable Agriculture)
    • Institution: Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania
    • Class: Upper Second (GPA 4.2)
  2. 2009 – 2012:
    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (General)
    • Institution: Soikoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
    • Class: Upper Second (GPA 3.8)
  3. 2007 – 2008:
    • Provisional Diploma in General Agriculture
    • Institution: Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) Uyole Mbeya
    • Class: First Class (GPA 3.8)
  4. 2004 – 2006:
    • Advanced Secondary Education
    • Institution: JKT High School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Division: III
  5. 2000 – 2003:
    • Secondary Education Level
    • Institution: Mwangaza Secondary School, Katavi, Tanzania
    • Division: II
  6. 1993 – 1999:
    • Primary Education Level
    • Institution: Kashato Primary School, Katavi, Tanzania
    • Evaluation: N/A

This educational background showcases a progression from primary education through advanced studies, culminating in a Master’s degree with a focus on sustainable agriculture. The consistently high GPA reflects a strong academic performance throughout Joseph Salvatory Kalonga’s educational journey.

Work Experience:

Joseph Salvatory Kalonga’s professional work experience is as follows:

  1. 2019 – To date:
    • Position: Assistant Lecturer
    • Institution: University of Dar es Salaam
  2. 2013 – 2019:
    • Position: Agricultural Tutor
    • Institution: Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI), Uyole Mbeya
  3. 2012 – 2013:
    • Position: Agronomist
    • Company: Technoseve Tanzania

This work history reflects a diverse range of roles, from hands-on experience as an Agronomist in the private sector to educational roles as an Agricultural Tutor and Assistant Lecturer. It suggests a well-rounded professional background that combines practical expertise with a commitment to educating others in the field of agriculture.

Honour and awards:

In 2015, Joseph Salvatory Kalonga was recognized for his outstanding contributions as he received the prestigious “Best Worker of the Year” award at the Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute in Uyole Mbeya. 🏆 This honor not only highlights his exceptional dedication and exemplary work ethic but also underscores his significant impact in the field of agriculture education and training. Joseph’s commitment to excellence, as acknowledged by this award, further solidifies his reputation as a standout professional in the agricultural sector. 🌾👏


Research Focus:

Joseph Salvatory Kalonga is an accomplished researcher with a primary focus on agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. His publication, “Household food insecurity and gender inequity,” explores the intersection of food security and maternal mental health among female farmers in rural Tanzania. 🌾 In another significant work, “Potential of legume diversification,” Kalonga, alongside colleagues, delves into the role of legumes in soil fertility management, offering insights for resource-poor farmers. 🌱 His collaborative efforts extend to understanding plant health, as seen in “Major Signs and Symptoms Caused by Biotic and Abiotic Agents,” contributing valuable knowledge to tropical agriculture. 🌍 Joseph’s research underscores a commitment to addressing critical issues in agriculture and environmental science.

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