90th Anniversary Lecture Series '05

Time: 09:30, September 23, 2020

Venue: 2F Lecture Hall, No.3 Laboratory Building

Speaker: Prof. JI Weizhi

Title: Early embryonic development in primate species

Introduction to the Speaker:

Prof. Ji is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and currently serves as Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Primate Transnational Medicine, Kunming University of Science and Technology.  

Prof. Ji has been engaged in primate reproductive biology research for several years and takes the lead in primate stem cell research in China.    

His lab reported the first gene-modified rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys via Cas9/RNA-mediated gene targeting. His lab has established human, monkey, rabbit and mouse embryonic stem cell lines and adult stem cell lines.    

Now his research focuses on generation of transgenic monkeys, stem cell self-renewal mechanisms and stem cell replacement therapy research, where he has published a lot of his findings in high level magazines, including Cell, Cell Stem Cells, PNAS, Biology of Reproduction, Human Reproduction and others.