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SHEN Renfang
Director General of Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director of State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture
Academic title:
Professor (natural science)
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Subject categories:
Plant nutrition
Mailing Address:
No.71 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, China

Education: December 1993, Ph.D in Soil Science, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISSCAS), Nanjing; July 1989, M.S in Soil Science, ISSCAS, Nanjing; July 1986, B.S in Soil science and agrochemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. Professional Experiences: Feb.2002 – date (Professor) State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, ISSCAS; Feb.2000 – Jan. 2002 (JSPS Fellow) Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Japan; Feb.1998 – Jan.2000 (STA Fellow) Laboratory of Soil Biochemistry, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukubu, Japan; Feb.1995 – Jan.1998 (Assistant/Associate Professor) Laboratory of Material Cycling in Pedosphere, ISSCAS; Jan.1994 – Jan.1995 (Rothamsted International Fellow) Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom. Achievements have been made on physiological resistance mechanism to stresses in plants and efficient nutrient-uptake and utilization in crops, including the enrichment and innovation on theories of Al resistance mechanisms, the comprehensive study on effects of nutrient elements N, P on Al toxicity to plants and the new information on plant adaption to acid soils. A professional book on the behavior of Al in soil-plant and adaption mechanisms of plants was published by Ren Fang Shen as an editor in chief. Untill June 2009, more than 60 peer-review papers were published, including 26 SCI papers, cited by SCI journals 185 times, thereinto, 118 times of non-self-citation.

  Honorary title of young academic leader in "333 Advanced Talents Training" program of Jiangsu Province in 2007,  

  Winner of the Distinguished Young Scientist Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation in 2011,  

  Winner of the 4th Jiangsu Province “333 Advanced Talent Engineering” in 2013.   



Community service:
Excutive vice president of Soil Science Society of China; Member of Standing committee of Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer; Member of National Technical Committee 404 on Soil Quality of Stnadardization Administration of China; Member of International Scientific Advisory Council of International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC – World Soil Information); Member of Internal Steering Committee of the 7th & 8th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH; Editor in chief of Pedosphere
Commitment to research the situation:
2 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) programs, 1 CAS International Partnership Project and National Key Basic Research Special Funds of China had been completed as a principal investigator. There are 1 NSFC program, 1 Project of Creative Research Groups of NSFC, 1 major NSFC-JST Joint Research Program, 1 National Science and Technology Pillar Program and 1 Knowledge Innovation Program of CAS are currently under investigation.