报告题目： Functional annotation Accelerates genome-to-phenome prediction in livestock
Huaijun Zhou is a professor and USDA Poultry Genome Coordinator at University of California, Davis.
His main research program has focused on genetic resistance to pathogen, the molecular and cellular mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction in chickens, functional annotation of regulatory elements in farm animal species, and comparative epigenomic research in complex traits. Zhou is the Program Director of USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry targeting both East and West African countries, under the US Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative.
Zhou has published 136 full-length papers including Nature, Science, Nature Communications, Genome Research and 6 book chapters.
His work has received significant accolades and he was honored Hy-Line International Research Award, PSA Early Achievement Award for Research, Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, Zoetis Fundamental Science Award, and Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement, Prize of Outstanding Achievement in Science (AAFC).