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Biography Revised: 5/27/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Xu Guanren
Xu Guanren 徐冠仁
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nuclear Agronomist


Xu Guanren, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Central University in 1934 and obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1950. Xu holds the title of senior academician.

A nuclear agronomist, Xu served as a dean and researcher at the Atomic Energy Utilization Research Institute at the China Agricultural Scientific Institute. His academic work includes successfully transferring isotopes of jowar male sterile systems and cultivating the first jowar cross genus in China. Xu later promoted a national hybridization advantage utilization system. He then used a whole set of wheat sing body materials to develop hereditary breeding research.

Xie later directed the planting of rice on water without soil method and succeeded in doing so; this was the first time in the world that this was accomplished.

He was elected as an academician to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980. The University of Minnesota awarded him a preeminent achievement medal and diploma in 1986.

Career Data

1986 Awardee, (University of Minnesota Preeminent Achievement Medal and Diploma)
1980— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1950 Doctorate Degree, University of Minnesota USA, Minnesota, Minneapolis
1934 Graduate, Central University for Nationalities

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