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Molecular Systematics of Economically Important Larger Fungi

 

 

The Head:Yi-Jian Yao


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 Introduction

 

Dr Yi-Jian Yao, BSc, MAgr, PhD (London), Professor of Mycology, awardee of Introduction of Overseas Outstanding Talents by Chinese Academy of Sciences and of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars by National Natural Science Foundation of China. He currently serves as Director of Fungarum, Chinese Academy of Sciences (HMAS). He is also an Honorary Research Associate of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Deputy Director of the Working Group for Agricultural and Forest Biodiversity of the Chinese National Committee for Diversitas; Member of the IAPT Nomenclature Committee for Fungi and of the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Fungal Research, Life World and Wuyi Science Journal; Editor of Mycosystema, Plant Diversity and Resources, Acta Edulis Fungi, Cryptogamic Flora of China and Scientific Reports.

 

Professional Experience
2007 – present Director, Mycological Herbarium, Chinese Academy of Sciences (HMAS).
2002 – present Deputy Director, Key Laboratory of Systematic Mycology and Lichenology (State Key Laboratory of Mycology).
2002 – present Professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2000 – present Research Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1997 – 2000 Senior Scientific Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew .
1995 – 1997 Higher Scientific Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
1992 – 1995 Postdoctoral Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University.
1988 – 1989 Lecturer, Fujian Agricultural College
1982 – 1987 Assistant Lecturer, Fujian Agricultural College

 

Education
1989 – 1992 King's College, University of London / Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Mycology, Ph.D.
1985 – 1988 Fujian Agricultural College, Plant Protection, Master.
1978 – 1982 Fujian Agricultural College, Plant Protection, Bachelor.

 

Membership of Professional Societies
2012–present Member of the Editorial Board, Scientific Reports
2012–present Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wuyi Science Journal
2011–present Member of the IAPT Nomenclature Committee for Fungi
2011–present Member of Academic Committee, State Key Laboratory of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011–present Deputy Director of the Working Group for Agricultural and Forest Biodiversity of the Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS
2010–present Member of the Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS
2008–present Deputy Director of the Herbarium Division, Science and Technology Committee for Strategic Biological Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007–present Member of the Editorial Board, Cryptogamic Flora of China
2007–present Member of the Academic Committee of the Key Laboratory of Systematic Mycology and Lichenology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2006–present Standing Member of the Council of the China Agricultural Biotechnology Society
2006–present Member of the Editorial Board, Acta Edulis Fungi
2004–present Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Life World
2003–present Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Fungal Research
2003–present Member of the Council of the Mycological Society of China
2002–2007 Deputy Director of the Academic Committee of the Key Laboratory of Systematic Mycology and Lichenology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2001–present Member of the Editorial Board, Mycosystema
2000–present Member of the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000–present Member of the Academic Committee of the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000–present Honorary Research Associate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
1999–present Member of the Editorial Board, Acta Botanica Yunnanica (currently Plant Diversity and Resources)
1996–1998 Member of the Council of the British Mycological Society

 

Awards
LIU, Z.-Y., LIANG, Z.-Q., LIU, A.-Y., YAO, Y.-J., XIN, Z.-H. (2002) Study on Molecular Systematics of Cordyceps and Their Anamorphs. Second Award for Advance in Science and Technology (2002J-2-9-4) from Guizhou Provincial Government.