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IFST Develops Important Scientific Topics and Initiates Nutrinomics Research

[ 2014-05-12 ]



On April 29th, Huang Sanwen, chief scientist of Project 973, winner of Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Deputy Director of Shenzhen Genomics Research Institute, CAAS, accepted the invitation to give a report of “cucumber genomics research” and “collaborative research platform construction of agro-genomics” in the meeting hosted by Dai Xiaofeng, Director General of IFST, with all staffs and part of the graduated students present.
With a decade of study on “cucumber genomics”, Huang explained the concept of genomics, introduced the background and preparation of setting up the genomics research institute, major scientific progress and processing cooperation intention. He said that gene was the common language of organism, so genomics had opened a communication cannel with different organisms, which was both an evolution book and a geological exploration map driven by large quantity of data. He emphasized that the genomics research institute focused on basic agricultural issues, aimed at satisfying scientific frontiers and major need of the country, strived to initiate collaborative innovation and established an agro-genomics collaborative platform.
Dr. Dai Xiaofeng, DG of IFST, indicated in his speech that nutrinomics was the everlasting frontier for food science so working with Shenzhen Genomics Research Institute, IFST should start with genomics, proteomics, metabonomics, synthetic biology and system biology to develop important scientific topics and initiate nutrinomics research as soon as possible so as to be the leader of China and world food scientific development.
After the meeting, centering nutrinomics, both sides discussed the main content and mechanism of cooperation and agreed to conduct collaborative innovation in “genomics-base of poultry resources processing adaptive”, “storage food metagenomics monitoring”, “intestinal metagenomics and nutrient absorption” and “soil-borne disease etiology and molecular evolution”.