DIRECTOR, FUJIAN SANAN SINO-SCIENCE
Shao Hua Li, Professor and Group Leader of Research Group of Physiology and Heredity in Fruit Tree of Institute of Botany belonging to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Institute of Beijing Key Laboratory of Grape Science and Enology. He was the Convenor of the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics held in 2014 in China. His research interests are focused on the heredity of traits related to fruit quality, grape breeding with selection of new wine grape cultivars with cold hardiness, highly disease resistance and high wine quality and table grape cultivars with bright red colour, pleasing flavors, high sugar content, storage potential, large berry, and disease resistance. He developed 17 new grape cultivars among which 5 are wine-making cultivars with high resistance to cold stress. From 2016, he was appointed and nominated as the director of Institute of Plant Factory, Fujian Sanan Sino-Science Photobiotech Co., Ltd. High-quality LED lighting system, special designed nutrient solutions, automatic growing equipment and other key cultivation technologies used in plant factory are his research interests now. Prof. Li received his Ph. D. in physiology and biology of organisms and populations from Universite de Techiques et Sciences du Languedoc, Montpellier France, in 1989.