报 告 1：Crop improvement for the generation of novel plant products
报 告 人: Dr. Mark Peoples CSIRO Agriculture & Food
报 告 2：Engineering plant oils for food, health and industrial purposes
报 告 人: Dr. Xue-Rong Zhou Principal Research Scientist
CSIRO Agriculture & Food
联 系 人: 景海春 研究员（Tel: 6576)
Dr Mark Peoples has been based at CSIRO in Canberra since 1985. Over this time Dr Peoples has studied many aspects of crop nitrogen (N) nutrition. This has included pioneering work in the development of techniques to quantify biological N2 fixation and identifying on-farm constraints to legume productivity in rain-fed cropping and pasture systems, and evaluating agronomic strategies to improve the efficiencies of N and water use in Australian and Asian farming systems. This research has resulted in over 240 peer-reviewed publications cited more than 6,100 times. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in recognition of his international contributions to legume research in 2012 and included in the Clarivate Analytics Top 1% Cited Researchers list in 2018. He is currently a Program Research Director within CSIRO Agriculture & Food where he oversees research which aims to develop and deliver quality-enhanced crop germplasm and unique product trait technologies that will have transformational impact on Australia’s food, fibre and industrial industries.
Dr Xue-Rong Zhou completed his Ph. D. program in 1993 at Institute of Microbiology CAS. He joined CSIRO in 1999. Since 2001, he is dedicated in Metabolic engineering of plant oil for nutritional and industrial applications, biochemical analysis of fatty acid biosynthesis, lipid synthesis and analysis, lipidomics. He published more than 70 peer reviewed papers with 11 patent families (53 granted patents). The new oil crop traits he involved in engineering include the canola producing fish-oil level DHA that has been approved to release in both Australia and USA, and the super high oleic safflower oil that has been approved to release in Australia.