Zhang Keqin is a doctoral tutor and vice president of Yunnan University. He is devoted to his research on the biological control of plant parasitic nematodes.
Not only did Zhang reveal the molecular mechanism behind the mutual interaction between microorganisms and nematodes, he also set up the world's largest microbial resource repository for the biological control of nematodes.
In addition, he has developed China's first biological nematode pesticide with independent intellectual property rights, as well as achieving its scaled production and application.
To date, Zhang has published 189 Scientific Citation Indexed (SCI) papers, published six monographs, obtained 51 invention patents, and garnered a second prize of the State Technological Invention Awards.
Zhang Keqin. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]