Dr. Sanwen Huang CV

Dr. Sanwen Huang
Institute of Vegetables and Flowers (IVF)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS)
Address: No 12, Zhongguancun South Street, Beijing, 100081, P.R. China
Phone: 0086-10-82109-512
Fax: 0086-10-62174123

Educational background
From 1989 to 1996, Sanwen Huang received his his BSc degree and MS degree in Horticulutre from Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing. In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Experimental Plant Sciences in Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.

Research Area
After his graduation in 2005, he returned to China and established the Laboratoryof Vegetable Genomics at Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy ofAgricultural Sciences (CAAS), mainly working on vegetable genomics. He is theprincipal investigator of more than ten national research projects, including the recent973 project "The genetics and molecular breeding of import quality traits in severalmajor vegetable (2012-2016)". In 2012, he was awarded with the Outstanding YoungScientist Grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China. His work waspublished in Nature, Nature Genetics, PNAS etc. Now he has published 48 SCI paperswith a total index factor of about 350, and more than 40 papers in Chinese. He is thefirst-author or corresponding一author of 20 SCI papers. In 2012, his research team wasawarded with the Huanai Horticulture Science and Technology Award from theChinese Society for Horticultural Science. In 2013, he was awarded with the YoungLeadership in Sciences and Technology from the Chinese Ministry of Sciences andTechnologies, and became candidate of New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project. Since 2013, he is the principal investigator of the"vegetable genomics innovation team" at CAAS. The main members of the teaminclude Zhonghua Zhang, Ying Li and Yi Shang etc.
Since 2007, he organized the International Cucumber Genome Initiative that hassuccessfully sequenced the 367Mb genome, using a combinational strategy using bothSanger and next generation DNA sequencing technology. His team has finished thedraft genome of a monohaploid potato genotype, a critical contribution to the PotatoGenome Sequencing Consortium. Moreover, he participated in the internationaltomato, Chinese cabbage and water-melon genome sequencing consortium asprincipal investigator. The research results were published in Nature Genetics (2009,2011,2013) and Nature (2011,2012). These built an advantageous position in vegetable genomic research area for China, and improved the overall level of Chinese horticulture basic research. Base on these results, his innovation team started genomicgenetic variation research on vegetables including cucumber, tomato and etc, andcloned or fine localized serveral key genes about vegetable quality traits. Recently,their research paper about cucumber genomic variation was published in Naturegenetics. This furtherly cosolidates Chinese advantageous position in vegetablegenomic research, and lays a solid foundation for vegetable molecular biology studyand genomic molecular design breeding.

1. Jianjian Qi, Xin Liu, Di Shen,... Zhonghua Zhang, Sanwen Huang*. A genomicvariation map provides insights into the genetic basis of cucumber domesticationand diversity. Nature Genetics 2013, 45: 1510-1515. (*Corresponding author)
2. Shaogui Guo, Jianguo Zhang, Honghe Sun,…Sanwen Huang*, et al. The draftgenome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverseaccessions. Nature Genetics 2013, 45: 51一58. (*Consortium organizer)
3. The Tomato Genome Consortium. The tomato genome sequence providesinsights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature 2012, 485: 635-641. (Sanwen Huang,Principal investigator)
4. The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium. Genome sequence and analysis ofthe tuber crop potato. Nature 2011, 4乃:189-195. (Sanwen Huang,Corresponding author)
5. The Brassica rapa Genome Sequencing Project Consortium. The genome of themesopolyploid crop species Brassica rapa. Nature Genetics 2011, 43: 1035-1039.(Sanwen Huang, Principal investigator)
6. Sanwen Huang*, Zhonghua Zhang, Xingfang Gu,…,Jun Wang, Songgang Li.The genome of the cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Nature Genetics 2009, 41:1275-1281. (*Corresponding author)