The nominating institution Chinese Academy of Sciences on the breakthrough:

Exploitation of heterosis is one of the most important applications of genetics in agriculture. Dr. Bin Han used an integrated genomic and forward genetic approach to construct a genome map for elite hybrid rice varieties and revealed the genomic architecture of rice heterosis. He identified that the accumulation of numerous rare superior alleles with positive dominance is an important contributor to the heterotic phenomena, which will be useful information for future crop-improvement program.

Bin Han

CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences /Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology

Bin Han, Ph.D, Professor, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences(2013), Director of NCGR. He is the director of Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, CAS, and the director of the CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences. He is also the co-editor of Molecular Plant, the academic advisor of John Innes Center in the UK and the vice chairman of the Chinese Society of Genetics.

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