Huazhong Agricultural University

Located in Wuhan, the biggest city and transportation hub of Central China, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university of “Project 211” directly under the Ministry of Education. With a history tracing back to Hubei Farming School founded in 1898 by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan province, HZAU enjoys a history of 120 years. The university was entitled National Civilized Unit in 2008 and 2011, and was ranked 11th in the nation among the 72 MOE universities in the latest Performance Appraisal in Higher Education by China’s MOE National Institute for Education Research, and is one of the top universities in Wuhan.

HZAU boasts 6 national key (specialised) laboratories, 4 national R&D centers, 19 provincial and ministerial key (open) laboratories, 24 provincial and ministerial R&D centers, and 2 provincial humanities and social sciences research base. Significant results have been achieved in the fields of hybrid rapeseeds, green super rice, lean swine, animal vaccines, high-quality citrus, potato microtuber, and transgenic cotton. HZAU is the only higher education institution which has obtained the title of Advanced Unit in the Implementation of the National Program “863”.

For the Agriloop project, HZAU will be exploring MP production from brewers spent grains.

Key people

Key people

Professor Shumiao Zhao

Ph.D. in Microbiology, is an associate professor and doctoral supervisor in College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University. The focus of his research is on the product development of biological feed and microecological agents for feedstuff.

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