Doctor, Second-grade Professor, Doctoral Supervisor
ZHANG Xiao, phDr, second-grade professor and phD supervisor, graduated from Northwest A&F University in 2001 with a Doctor’s degree of Sciences. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Excellent Youth Foundation of Henan Scientific Committee. In 2005, he was hired as a distinguished specially appointed professor of Botany in Henan University. In 2009, he was selected as the national candidate of “New Century Talent Project” and the leader of Innovative Team of Ministry of Education in China. In 2010, he was rated as an expert enjoying special government subsidies of the State Council. In 2011, he was chosen as one of the Eighth Batch of Outstanding Experts in Henan Province by Henan Provincial Party Committee and its Government. In 2012, he was the winner of Outstanding Talents in Science and Technology Innovation in Henan Province. In 2015, he was conferred to the title of “Central Plains Scholar” in Henan Province. In 2017, he was selected as a Distinguished Professor of Henan University’s Special Zone Supporting Program for Outstanding Talents. He served as the deputy director and executive deputy director of Key Laboratory of Plant Biology of Adversity & State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology from July 2005 to November 2014. He also took the position as the vice dean of Graduate School of Henan University and the director of Office of Disciplinary Development. Now, he is Dean of School of Basic Medical Sciences of Henan University and a member of its Academic Committee.
His main research interests include Plant Cell Signal Transduction, Plant Growth Movement and Developmental Regulation and so on. He hosted a number of projects, namely, National Key P&D Plan, National Major Science and Technology Project, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, Innovative Team in University of Ministry of Education, Henan Science and Technology Innovation Outstanding Talent Foundation, and Outstanding Youth Foundation of Henan Scientific Committee. His research achievements were mainly published in some internationally renowned journals such as Cell Research, Plant Physiology, and New Phytologist. His single SCI paper was cited more than 300 times and ranks one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in ESI Plant& Animal Science in subject area. He won the second prize of State Natural Science Award of China (NO.2 in 2012), the first prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (NO.2 in 2007), the second prize of Henan Science and Technology Progress Award (NO.1 in 2016), the second prize of Shaanxi Science and Technology Progress Award (No. 6 in 2003). What’s more, he was conferred Young Teachers Award of HUO Yingdong Education Foundation in 2004, National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award nomination in 2004, and the second prize of the Provincial Teaching Achievement Prize of Higher Education in Henan Province (NO.1 in 2012). And he had applied for National Invention Patents and 8 were authorized.