Prof. JI Weizhi Joins IHB 90th Anniversary Lecture Series
Prof. JI Weizhi gives a keynote presentation at IHB, Sept. 23, 2020.
The 90th Anniversary Lecture Series of Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences is going on with the fifth speaker Prof. JI Weizhi’s keynote presentation on the early embryonic development in primate species on September 23.
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.
In his presentation, he explained the prolonged in vitro culture of primate embryos, analyzed the mechanisms of early embryonic development, and introduced the genome editing in nonhuman primates.
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.