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Professor Burton B. Yang Ph.D.

Professor Burton B. Yang Ph.D.

Years of Experience: 36 Years

​​​​​​​Dept of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Biography

Professor Burton B Yang received his Ph.D from the University of Manitoba in 1992 followed by postdoctoral trainings in Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yang took a scientist position in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University of Toronto in 1995. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor in 2007. Professor Yang has received several fellowships and career investigator awards and is currently a Career Investigator for Heart and Stroke, Foundation of Ontario, as well as General Technical Consultant for Guangdong Yuewei Edible Fungi Technology Co., Ltd.

Research Interest

Professor Yang’s research group has been working on the roles of extracellular matrix, especially proteoglycans in mediating cell activities, tumorigenesis, and angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Professor Yang has also developed a system to study the role of microRNA in tumour growth and angiogenesis cell cultures and in transgenic mice.

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Professor Wu Qingping

Professor Wu Qingping

Years of Experience: 35 Years

Director of the Guangdong Institute of Microbiology

Academician, researcher, and doctoral supervisor of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Wu Qingping is the recipient of a special government allowance issued by China’s State Council, and mainly engages in the research and development of biosafety monitoring and control, key technologies for the industrialization of edible fungi, and microbial fermentation engineering jobs. He is now employed as an expert of the International Food Microbiology Standardization Committee and an expert of the China Food Safety Committee.

Xie Yizhen

Xie Yizhen

Years of Experience: 25 Years

General Manager of Guangdong Yuewei Edible Mushroom Technology Co., Ltd.

Director of Edible Mushroom R&D Center of Guangdong Institute of Microbiology

Director of Guangdong Edible Mushroom Engineering Technology Research Center

Deputy Director Researcher of Guangdong Edible Mushroom Standardization Committee

Xie Yizhen is also a PhD supervisor – who has published more than 50 papers, over 60 patents, completed more than 20 major national, provincial and ministerial scientific and technological projects.