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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada

Biography

Dr. Aiming Wang is a Senior Research Scientist at the London Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and an Adjunct Professor of Dept of Biology, Western University. Dr. Wang has worked for more than 20 years in the field of crop genetics/breeding and plant virology. He has been the principal investigator of many funded studies. Dr. Wang edited five books, and authored 23 book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed papers and over 200 other articles. Dr. Wang is the recipient of various awards, such as Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Government of Canada in 2013, and a Gold Harvest award from AAFC in 2010. Dr. Wang has been instrumental in developing novel strategies against potyviruses. Dr. Wang currently holds editorial positions of major journals in his research area including PLoS Pathogens, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Journal of Virology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Virology and Scientific Reports. He is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for many decent journals and proposal reviewer for major funding agencies of many countries. Dr. Wang received his BSc from Yangzhou University in 1983, M.Sc. from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1988 and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) in 1999.