Prof. GE Wei Joins IHB 90th Anniversary Lecture Series

Prof. GE Wei, Vice Rector (Research) of the University of Macau, gives a presentation at IHB on Oct. 25, 2020. (Credit: IHB)

The 90th Anniversary Lecture Series of Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences is going on with the 11th speaker Prof. GE Wei's keynote presentation with the title of the "Ovarian Differentiation and Folliculogenesis – A Zebrafish Story" on October 25.   

Prof. Ge is Vice Rector (Research) of the University of Macau. His primary research interest is molecular endocrinology of reproduction, and he has been using zebrafish as the major animal model. His current research focuses on reproduction, development and aging, including: (1) endocrine regulation of reproduction by the reproductive and growth axes; (2) intra-follicular paracrine/autocrine communication network in the ovary; (3) impacts of environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproduction and public health; and (4) zebrafish as a model for aging, human diseases and drug discovery.    

His research uses a variety of techniques in molecular and cell biology, physiology and genetics, including the newly-emerged genome-editing technologies, i.e., TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9. In the past two decades, the research achievements of Professor Ge have firmly established his laboratory as one of the major leading groups in the world in comparative endocrinology, and he is a frequent invitee for lectures at various international conferences.