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Chief: Guixing Ren


Prof. Guixing Ren
Chief of the Research Team of Cereal Quality and Safety Risk Assessment
Center for Crop Germplasm Resources
Institute of Crop Sciences
No.80 XueYuanNanLu
Beijing, 100081, China


  • 1995-1999, PhD in Processing & Preservation, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 1984-1987, MS in Agronomy, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing,China
  • 1980-1984, BS in Agronomy, Shanxi Agricultural University, Jinzhong, China

Working Experience

  • 2005.2-now, Professor, PhD Supervisor, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2004.9-2005.1, Professor and Director, Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Science
  • 2000.8-2004.8, Research Unit head, and Research Scientist, Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology LTD
  • 1998.11-2000.7, Research Associate, Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology LTD
  • 1994.7-1994.10, Visiting Scientist, University of Guelph
  • 1987.9-1995.7, Assistant Professor and Research Assistant, Institute of Special Plants and Wild Animals, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Research Interests

  • Crop Germplasm Quality Evaluation
  • Quinoa Utilization

Academic Qualifications

  • Director, Quinoa Committee of the Crop Science Society of China

Selected Publications (*corresponding authors)

Xue P, Yao Y, Yang X, Feng J, Ren G*. 2017. Improved antimicrobial effect of ginseng extract by heat transformation. Journal of Ginseng Research. 41(2): 180-187.
Shi Z, Yao Y, Zhu Y, Ren G*. 2017. Nutritional composition and biological activities of seventeen Chinese adzuki bean (Vignaangularis) varieties. Food and Agricultural Immunology. 28(1): 78-89.
Qin P, Wei A, Zhao D, Yao Y, Yang X, Dun B, Ren G*. 2017. Low concentration of sodium bicarbonate improves the bioactive compound levels and antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities of tartary buckwheat sprouts. Food Chemistry. 224: 124-130.
Xue P, Yang X, Sun X, Ren G*. 2017. Antifungal activity and mechanism of heat-transformed ginsenosides from notoginseng against Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton rubrum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. RSC Advances. 7, 10939–10946.
Guo H, Yang X , Zhou H, Luo X, Qin P, Li J*, Ren G*. 2017. Comparison of nutritional composition, aroma compounds, and biological activities of two kinds of Tartary buckwheat tea. Journal of Food Science. 82(7):1735-1741.
Zhu Y, Yao Y, Shi Z, Everaert N, Ren G*. 2018. Synergistic effect of bioactive anticarcinogens from soybean on anti-proliferative activity in MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 human breast cancer cells in vitro. Molecules. 23(7): 1557-1573.
Zhu Y, Everaert N, Yao Y, Shi Z, Ren G*. 2018. Tandem repeated expression of lunasin gene in Pichia pastoris and its anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 126(1):1-8.
Liu Y, Wang Q, Li S, Yue Y,Ma Y, Ren G*. 2018. Convenient food made of extruded adzuki bean attenuates inflammation and improves glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 14: 871-884.
Shen R, Ma Y, Jiang L, Dong J, Zhu Y, Ren G*. 2018. Chemical composition, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activities of nine Chinese proso millet varieties. Food and Agricultural Immunology. 29(1): 625-637.
Liu Y, Qiu J, Yue Y, Li K, Ren G*. 2018. Dietary black-grained wheat intake improves glycemic control and inflammatory profile in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 14: 247-256.

Members of Research Group