Zhijian Chai

Research Technician, Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory (OPAL)

Phone: 1-306-966-3719

Born in Heilongjiang province in northern China, Zhijian Chai earned his bachelor degree of Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture at Northeast Agricultural University. After that he joined the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science, graduated with a master degree of science, majoring in Developmental Biology.

Upon graduation, Zhijian joined Syngenta Biotechnology Beijing and worked as a research associate at the Molecular Biology department. There, Zhijian had the opportunity to work with other scientists to help provide products and solutions to farmers around the world.

After working in the industry for several years, Zhijian moved to Canada in 2019. Zhijian joined Dr. Tim Sharbel’s group at GIFS in August, 2019 as a Research Technician. Zhijian provides technical support to the group focusing on plant transformation and greenhouse management.