Daowen Wang, a research professor in wheat genetics, genomics and molecular breeding working in the college of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural university, China. He did his PhD and postdoc research at the John Innes Center in UK. He has published more than 150 papers with an H index of 49. His group has contributed to the understanding of the functions of gluten proteins in wheat quality control using mutants and genomic tools. More recently, he has participated in Triticeae genomics research, with an aim to develop the wheat cultivars possessing elite end-use and health-related traits as well as the resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses through genomic engineering.