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Jie Wen

Source: Author: Date:2022-04-06


Institute of Animal Sciences (IAS)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Address: No 2, Yuanmingyuan West Rd., Beijing, 100193, P.R. China
E-mail: wenjie@caas.cn
Website: ias.caas.cn

Education Background
Wen Jie received his BSc degree in Animal Husbandry (1985) from Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding, China, his MS (1988) and PhD (1991) degree in Animal Nutrition from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, and completed his postdoc in Animal Nutrition(1994-1996) from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Research Area
His research area is genetics, breeding and nutrition of meat-type chicken. He focuses on genes and molecular mechanisms for meat quality trait in recent years. He has taken charge of more than 40poultry research projects since 1991, such as State Science and Technology Support Program,“863”Project, and National Natural Science Foundation program, et al.
Research awards and findings
Wen Jie won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the third prize of Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, and the first prize of National Agricultural Harvest award. He developed two new breeds of quality chickens, obtained 3 patents in breeding technology, draw up the Chinese Feeding Standard of Chicken(2004)and the Grading Standard of Chinese Yellow feathered Chicken.
The representative findings of his research in chicken include: finding of the key genes and molecular mechanism for the content of intramuscular fat (IMF), discovery of the effect of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) on fat deposition and clarification of the regulation mechanism, identification of candidate/new genes for meat-quality traits, finding of the molecular regulation mechanisms related to chicken nutrients.
Honors and affiliations:
Wen Jie is the chief scientist of the China Agricultural research System (meat-type chicken), and the chief scientist of the poultry genetic and breeding group under the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program. He is the editor in chief of Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica, and vice president of Poultry Science Association of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine.
More than 100 scientific papers, including 40 SCIs.
Recent papers:
1.        Ruiqi. Fu&RanRan. Liu, Guiping. Zhao, Maiqing. Zheng, Jilan. Chen, Jie.Wen*.Expression profiles of key transcription factors involved in lipid metabolism in Beijing-You chickens. Gene 537 (2014) 120–125.
2.        Yanfa Sun&Guiping Zhao, Ranran Liu, Maiqing Zheng, Yaodong Hu, Dan Wu, Lei Zhang Peng Li and Jie Wen*. The identification of 14 new genes for meat quality traits in chicken using a genome-wide association study. BMC Genomics. 2013, 14:458
3.        Ranran Liu, Yanfa Sun., Guiping Zhao, Fangjie Wang, Dan Wu, Maiqing Zheng,Jilan Chen, Lei Zhang, Yaodong Hu, Jie Wen*. Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Loci and Candidate Genes for Body Composition and Meat Quality Traits in Beijing-You Chickens. PLoS ONE. 2013.8 (4) e61172
4.        Yanfa Sun, Ranran Liu, Xiqing Lu, Yaodong Hu, Guiping Zhao, Maiqing Zheng, Jilan Chen, Hongrong Wang, and Jie Wen*. Associations of Polymorphisms In Four Candidate Genes With Carcass And/Or Meat-Quality Traits In Two Meat-Type Chicken Lines. Animal Biotechnology, 2013.24: 53–65,
5.        H.X.Cui&G.P.Zhao, Ranran Liu, M. Q. Zheng, J. L. Chen, and J. Wen*. FSH stimulates lipid biosynthesis in chicken adipose tissue by upregulating the expression of its receptor FSHR. Journal of Lipid Research. 2012, 53(5):909-917.
6.        Cui HX & Ranran Liu, Zhao GP, Zheng MQ, Chen JL, Wen J*. Identification of differentially expressed genes and pathways for intramuscular fat deposition in pectoralis major tissues of fast-and slow-growing chickens. BMC Genomics. 2012, 13:213.
7.        Z.Y. Gou & Ranran Liu, G.P.Zhao, Maiqing Zheng, P. Li, H.H Wang, Y.Zhu, J. Wen*. Epigenetic Modification of TLRs in Leukocytes is Associated with Increased Susceptibility to Salmonella enteritidis in Chickens. PLoS ONE. 2012, 7(3): e33627.
8.        J. P. Zhao, R. R. Jiang, G. P. Zhao, M. Q. Zheng, J. L. Chen, Ranran Liu and J. Wen*. Effects of diet-induced differences in growth rate on metabolic, histological, and meat-quality properties of 2 muscles in male chickens of 2 distinct broiler breeds. POULTRY SCIENCE, 2012, 91(1): 237-47.

H. X. Cui, M.Q. Zheng, Ranran Liu, G. P. Zhao, J. L. Chen, J. Wen*. Liver dominant expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) gene in two chicken breeds during intramuscular-fat development. Molecular Biology Report, 2012, 39(4):3479-3484.