Participating in the project of “Efficient Cloning technology of Cattle and Sheep”held by Zhang yong, professor of Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University,Professor Li Guangpeng was awarded the second prize of National Medal of Technology in the year of 2016.On January 9th, ,he was commended at the General assembly of National Science and Technology. It is the first time for our school to obtain this award, which is a breakthrough in the history of our school.
Through the research and application, professor Li invented the technologies improving the development ability of cloned embryos and exact editing of bovine and somatic cell genes, which played an important role in germplasm innovation of sheep and cattle and seed breeding level. In addition to that, it may change the traditional pattern of animal husbandry and help us seize the opportunity to cultivate new varieties cattle and sheep with high-quality and resistance to disease.
Since 2008, they have started a close cooperation and implemented the project research. In the project, professor Li’s job was to conduct the research on the efficient cloning of beef cattle. He helped professor Zhang optimize the technical program to standardize the production and promotion of technological processes of cloning cattle and sheep. The main results are as follows: It established the efficient method for cloning embryos of cows and beef cattle, boosted the production of cloned cows and beef cattle, and created polyunsaturated fatty acids.