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Dr. Xue Dayuan, Professor of College of Life and Environmental Science, Minzu University of China (former Central University for Nationalities), located in Beijing; and Chief Scientist on Biodiversity in Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China;

For many years, he has been focusing on researches on biodiversity conservation, biosafety for genetically modified organisms and benefit sharing of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge. As a representative assigned by Chinese government, he has been involving in negotiation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) for many years, in particular in negotiation of an international regime on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge(Nagoya Protocol) during the past 10 years. As a chief expert on biodiversity conservation under Ministry of Environmental Protection, he has organized and coordinated a series of national and international key projects for CBD and CPB implementation in China. During 1997-1999, as a coordinating scientist, he organized 8 relevant ministries to draft National Biosafety Framework of China. 2007-2010, as the chief scientist of the task force, he organized more than 100 experts from over 60 academic institutes, universities and relevant ministries to draft “China National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2011-2030)” (CNBSAP), which was approved by the State Council of China on Sept 15, 2010. CNBSAP is regarded as a national blueprint for biodiversity conservation in China during the next 20 years. He has published more than 30 books and over 200 articles. Currently, he has focused on the classification, field investigation, inventory and databases, and access and benefit sharing policies for the traditional knowledge associated with biodiversity.

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