Dr. LI’s laboratory is mainly interested in molecular genetics of plant development and metabolism, focusing on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying plant architecture and the starch biosynthesis in rice. The lab is also interested in breeding super elite rice via molecular design. Dr. YANG and his team at BGI have made significant contributions to the International Human Genome Project, International Human HapMap Project, Sino-British Chicken Genome Project, rice genome, silkworm genome, the first Asian diploid genome, the potato genome, and, most recently, 1000 genomes and human Gut metagenome.

CAS press release, Sept 6, 2012