Prof. Jiang Liwen

Croucher Senior Research Fellowship

Professor Jiang joined CUHK in 2000, after receiving his PhD from Canada’s Simon Fraser University and working as a Research Associate at Washington State University for four years. He is now Professor of the School of Life Sciences and Director of the Centre for Cell and Development Biology. He has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching and research, including Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award by China’s Ministry of Education and Research Excellence Award by the University. During the past ten years, he has also received competitive research grants worth over HK$20 million from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National High-Technology Research and Development Programme, and other important funding bodies.

Professor Jiang has spent most of his career researching on plant biotechnology and is a joint holder of a US patent on a plant gene expression system for transgenic seeds. He particularly concerns the molecular mechanism of protein degradation in germinating seeds, the characterization of plant prevacuolar compartments at the molecular level, protein targeting and organelle biogenesis. He is also a member of the American Society for Plant Biologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Society for Seed Science.