Professor, South Australian Aquatic Sciences Centre South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia.
Prof Li has extensive knowledge and experience in biotechnology, marine invertebrate genetics and aquaculture developed over 30 years working as a research scientist both in Australia and China. During this period Prof Li has managed numerous projects funded by state and national funding organisations and industry clients. He has produced more than 70 publications including book chapters, journals and reports.
He has developed breakthrough technologies in oocyte cryopreservation in mussels; in vitro cultivation of newly fertilised eggs in flat oysters; doubled haploid production in Pacific oysters, and bivalve embryo/larval cryopreservation resulting in post-thaw survival rate similar to fresh embryo and larvae.
Prof Li has eight year experience as a department director in a leading institute of marine sciences in China and has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students.
His research has focused on biotechnology, aquaculture genetics and shellfish aquaculture. This includes:
1. gametes and embryo cryopreservation,
2. chromosome set manipulation,
3. selective breeding,
4. gender manipulation,
5. molluscan immunology, and
6. bivalve aquaculture.