—Name: LIU Zhong-qi
—Education: Ph.D., Nanjing Agricultural University, July, 1990.
Major: Plant nutrition
—Research interests: (1) Ecotoxicology of heavy metals; (2) Plant physiology and molecular biology under stress environment; (3) Technology for safety production of crops under cadmium contaminated farmland.
Professor of Environmental Biology in Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People`s Republic of China from January 2012 to present. Responsible for studies on ecotoxicology of heavy metals in farmland.
Professor of Plant Molecular Biology in Tianjin Research Center of Agricultural Biotechnology, Tianjin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tianjin Municipal City from August 2002 to 2011. Responsible for studies on molecular mechanism of salt tolerance in plants.
Professor of Crop Breeding in Crop Research Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences(SAAS), Chengdu, Sichuan Province from 1996 to 2002. Undertaking studies in developing wheat varieties based on both phenotype and gene markers.
Associate Professor of Crop Breeding in Crop Research Institute of SAAS from 1993 to 1996. Responsible for male sterile restorer line breeding method and population improvement based on dominant nuclear gene Ta1 in wheat.
Assistant Professor of Crop Breeding in Crop Research Institute of SAAS from 1990 to 1992. Assisted Senior Breeder in all aspects of a hybrid wheat breeding program based on CMS.
Xiaoxiao Han, Changbo Zhang, Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Zhongqi Liu*(2019). Gadolinium inhibits cadmium transport by blocking non-selective cation channels in rice seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 179:160-166.
Yanling Zhao, ShenJun Zhang, Na Wen, Changbo Zhang, Jingan Wang, Zhongqi Liu* (2017) . Modeling uptake of cadmium from solution outside of root to cell wall of shoot in rice seedling. Plant Growth Regulation 82:11-20. DOI 10.1007/s10725-016-0233-4
Yang Liu, Changbo Zhang, Yanling Zhao, Shoujun Sun, Zhongqi Liu* (2017). Effects of growing seasons and genotypes on the accumulation of cadmium and mineral nutrients in rice grown in cadmium contaminate contaminated soil. Science of the Total Environment 579: 1282–1288. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.115.