Dr Chen is world-renowned for his many important innovations in traditional and next-generation corn breeding
Origin Agritech Ltd, a Beijing-based agriculture technology company announces the appointment of Dr Shaojiang Chen to the Origin Agritech Board of Directors as an independent director.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr Chen to the Origin Board,” said Dr Gengchen Han, Origin Agritech’s Chairman. “Dr Chen is world-renowned for his many important innovations in traditional and next-generation corn breeding. He is also very well connected in the agritech community in China, which will benefit Origin on numerous fronts.”
Dr Chen is currently a professor at the China Agricultural University, Agronomy College, where he has been teaching since 2000. During 2017 to 2022, he also served as the Director at the Maize Breeding Engineering Centre of the MOE and has served as the Vice Director at the National Maize Improvement Centre of China. Dr Chen is widely published on many topics relating to fertilisation and corn plant genetics.