康振生教授长期从事小麦重大病害发生规律与防控技术研究工作。揭示了小麦条锈菌致病性变异途径与机理，明确了我国“条锈菌越夏易变区”的形成原因，构建了小麦条锈病综合治理技术体系，使我国小麦条锈病得到有效控制。发现了赤霉菌在小麦穗部的侵染方式与扩展途径，确定了病害防控的关键时期，创建的小麦赤霉病综合防控技术体系在我国主产麦区应用推广，取得了显著的效益。在Nature Communications、Molecular Plant等期刊上发表论文300余篇，出版著作与教材16部；获国家科技进步一、二、三等奖各1项，省级一等奖6项；获“国家杰出青年基金”、“长江学者特聘教授”、“全国模范教师”、“全国先进工作者”、全国优秀博士学位论文指导教师、宝钢优秀教师特等奖、全国创新争先奖状等荣誉。
Title:Progress on wheat stripe rust and its green control
Time: 4:30 pm, October 21, 2020
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Zhensheng Kang is a world-class plant pathologist for his studies on wheat diseases and integrated technologies for sustainable control of wheat diseases. For over three decades, he has made remarkable and original achievements in theoretical and applied research on wheat fungal diseases. In 2017, he was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering for his outstanding contributions in plant protection.
Kang obtained both his B.S. and M.S. degree in Plant Protection from Northwest A&F University (formerly College of Northwest Agriculture) in China in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He then joined the Department of Plant Protection at Northwest A&F University as an assistant lecturer on Plant Pathology. From 1987 to 1990, he carried out his Ph.D. study under supervision of Dr. Zhenqi Li (a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering), in the College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University. During his Ph.D., he worked at Research Station in Winnipeg of Agriculture Canada as a visiting scientist. He was promoted as associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 1994. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a visiting scholar in Institute of Phytomedicine, University Hohenheim, Germany. He returned to China in 2001 and received the reward of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2005, he was honored as Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Education of China. Kang currently serves as the director of the State Key Laboratory of Stress Biology for Arid Areas and the vice president of both Chinese Society for Plant Pathology and Plant Protectionof China, the council member of the International Society for Plant Pathology. He has also been the editor of many journals including Molecular Plant Pathology, the Crop Journal, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Mycosystema, Acta Agronomica Sinica and Acta Phytophylacica Sinica. Kang has been focusing on the epidemics of wheat fungal disease, virulence variation of pathogens, molecular mechanisms of wheat-fungi interactions, genetics of wheat resistance and resistant germplasm development, and integrated management of wheat fungal diseases. He has published over 300 scientific papers, and he is one of the highly cited plant scientists in China.