Tianyu Wang

Tianyu Wang was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Tianyu Wang contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Tianyu Wang is Distinguished Professor, Senior Chief Scientist, at the Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). Dr. Wang’s scientific fields focus on crop germplasm, genetics, and breeding. His career has been devoted to solving problems in millet and corn production by excavating and utilizing excellent germplasm resources. His work in foxtail millet led to the doubling of its production efficiency and promoted revolutionary changes in cultivation methods, which have immensely benefited China, and countries around the world. Dr, Wang has subsequently been engaged in promoting scientific and technological progress in maize research, by enhancing resistance to biological and abiotic stress. His research and scientific work, active advocating, broad research network, and government actions have worked towards the transformation of agriculture by utilization of more than 1.2 million hectares of foxtail millet, and 25 million hectares of maize. His scientific work vastly fostered the understanding from the phenotypical characterization ecological evaluation to molecular biology and genomic levels of the maize and foxtail millet. Dr. Wang has authored more than 280 research articles in academic journals and some flagship papers were selected as one of the 100 Best Papers in China in 2017, F5000, and so on. His papers have been cited over 6,800 times.