Chunji Liu serves as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Australia. Born in China, he trained and worked briefly as a wheat breeder in China before moving to England in 1986. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in mapping wheat genome using biochemical and molecular markers at the University of Cambridge in UK, which was followed by a 3-year postdoctoral position mapping genomes of various millet species at the John Innes Center in Norwich, UK. He joined CSIRO in 1993 and has been working in the generic areas of plant genetics and breeding on several plant species including stylosanthes, lablab, mungbean, wheat, and barley. His main interests in research include QTL mapping, large DNA cloning, molecular breeding, and crop diversity and evolution. His current focus is to improve wheat and barley resistance to Fusarium crown rot and head blight.
Biography Updated on 3 August 2011