Zhipeng LI
Associate professor, Institute of Special Animal and Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Prof. Li received his B.S. degree from China Agricultural University in 2007, and received his M.D. degree from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2013. And now, he is doing the Ph.D. degree at Nanjing Agricultural University focusing on the gut microbiome and host health. He joined Institute of Special Animal and Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2007, and began to investigate the rumen microbiome of cervidae in 2010. By incorporating the next-generation sequencing, he has uncovered the fermentation pattern of rumen microibome of sika deer under different diet regime at the first time, an important animal to produce the medicine-velvet antler. Moreover, he has revealed the effects of host genetics on rumen microbiome and metabolome through using the sika deer and red deer hybrids, and has also illustrated the unique and different micorioba pattern in milk from different ruminant species, and the importance of Halomonas spp. on maintaining the milk ecology. Now, his interest is the genome of cervidae family, and examining the hologenome theory using rumen microbiome, metabolome and host genomes of cervidae. He has published over 20 scientific papers, and has been supported by around 10 grants including three from National Natural Science Foundation of China.