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Jie Wen

Source: Author: Date:2014-11-29
Professor Jie Wen
Institute of Animal Sciences (IAS)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Address: No 2, Yuanmingyuan West Rd., Beijing, 100193, P.R. China
Phone: +86-10-62815856
Fax: +86-10-62816018
E-mail: wenjie@caas.cn
Education Background
Wen Jie, an animal scientist by training, received his BSc degree in Animal Husbandry (1985) from Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding, China; his MS degree in Animal Nutrition (1988) from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, china; his PhD in Animal Nutrition (1991) from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, and his postdoc in Animal Nutrition (1996) from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Research Area
Prof. Wen is deputy director general of Institute of Animal Sciences, the chief scientist of the China Agricultural research System (Broiler, start in 2008), enjoying the special government allowance from the State Council. He is the chief scientist of the poultry breeding group under the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program. He is the editor in chief of Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica, vice president of Poultry Science Association of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine.
Prof. Wen was candidate of the National Talents Engineering of Ministry of Personnel in China and ShenNong Plan of Ministry of Agriculture. He was an outstanding contribution Mid-Aged expert of Ministry of Agriculture and an expert of Ministry of Science And Technology “863” Project.
His research area is molecular genetics and breeding of meat-type chicken. He focuses on genes, molecular markers and regulation mechanisms for meat quality trait in recent years. He has taken charge of 40 research projects such as State Science and Technology Support Program and “863” Project, including China Agricultural research System (Broiler, since 2008), Poultry Breeding Projects of State Science and Technology Support Program(1990-2010), and director of “863” Project (2000-2010).
Research findings and awards
Prof.Wen 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 had obtained 3 patents in breeding technology and set significant national or industry standards such as feeding standard of chicken, quality classification of chicken, et al.
The project ongoing include: China Agriculture Research System “Yellow-Feathered Broiler Variety Breeding” Project (CARS-42), Natural Science Foundation of China “Study of molecular mechanism involved in FSH regulation on abdominal fat and intramuscular fat deposition” (31372305), et al.
More than 100 scientific papers, including 40 SCIs.
Recent papers:
1.    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.
2.  Yanfa Sun, Guiping Zhao, Ranran Liu, Maiqing Zheng, Yaodong Hu, Dan Wu, Lei Zhang Peng Li and Jie WenThe identification of 14 new genes for meat quality traits in chicken using a genome-wide 4 association study. BMC Genomics. 2013, 14:458
3.    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,
4.    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
5.    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.
6.    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.
7.    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.
8.    R.Q. Fu, R.R. Liu, G.P. Zhao, M.Q. Zheng, J.L. Chen, J.Wen. Expression Profiles of Key Transcription Factors involved in Lipid Metabolism in Beijing-You Chickens. Gene, 2014, 537(2014): 120–125
9.    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.
10.  Li D.L.,Chen J.L.,Wen J.,Zhao G.P.,Zheng M.Q.,Liu C. Growth, carcass, and meat traits and gene expression in chickens divergently selected for intramuscur fat content. British Poultry Science. 2013, 54(2): 183-189.