Zhejiang University, China
Professor Liang Chen completed his PhD on Tea Science from Zhejiang University, China and postdoctoral studies from Cornell University, USA. He also visited Japan, Italy and The Netherlands as senior visiting professor. Now, he is the professor on tea genetic resources, genetics, breeding, and genomics in the Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRICAAS). He is the leading expert of Tea Germplasm Group of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences through the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program. He has been appointed twice as Honorary Scientist of the Rural Development Admistration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals and has been serving as several editorial board members of reputed committees.
Dr Wilson Boardman’s early career was working in the pesticide industry in both technical and commercial roles for multi-national manufacturers. The second phase of his career was building his own agronomy team in the UK. During this time he came to realise the potential for a more holistic approach to nutrition to contribute to reducing pesticide inputs, and particularly the role that novel micronutrient formulations could play. He sold his agronomy business in ‘98 to pursue my passion for foliar nutrition. He joined Micromix as technical director in ‘99. micronutrients, biostimulants and adjuvants were developed and manufactured at Langar, Nottingham. In 2004 an acquisition brought Tony Peers to the company to further expand a rapidly growing export portfolio. The company was restructured in 2006 to focus on product development and the growing market for Micromix’s unique no-scorch foliar Nitrogen product; (Multi-N) and new biostimulants. In June 2018 Micromix became part of the OLMIX Group, who spend €9m a year on R&D, and Wilson took up his new role as Global Ambassador for Plant Care Technology for the group.
Peking University, China
Guoqian Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China. He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, energy policy, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional sustainability studies, systems input-output technique. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Elsevier Atlas Award, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.