Guanglong Zhu

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“The CSC scholarship is largely helpful for me to study conveniently, with full heart and soul at IRRI.”

University: Huazhong Agricultural University

Degree/Program: PhD in Crop Cultivation and Physiology

Country: China

Scholarship: China Scholarship Council

Duration: 2014-2016

Field of study: Plant physiology and morphology / Crop cultivation and physiology


I studied in Longdong University for my Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from 2004 to 2009. I finished my MS in Shaanxi Normal University in 2012. My research interest was on plant physiology and morphology.

I am currently a PhD student of Huazhong Agricultural University, majoring in crop cultivation and physiology. My supervisor is Prof. Shaobing Peng. In 2014, I was granted a scholarship by the China-IRRI Collaboration Funds as a joint PhD student for two years’ study at IRRI. My researches focus on “Agronomy traits and yield performance of rice genotypes response to different long-term partial stagnant flooding” and “Mechanism associated with the suppression tillers in rice under longer term partial stagnant flooding”.


The CSC scholarship covers the international airfare and the living stipend. The stipend is USD 550 per month for a period of 24 months. In addition, IRRI provided me with supplemental allowance amounting to USD 150/month, and research support cost. All of these are largely helpful for me to study conveniently, with full heart and soul at IRRI.

At present, I am studying on mechanism associated with the suppression of tillers in rice under longer-term partial stagnant flooding under the supervision of Dr. Abdelbagi Ismail. It is an excellent study project that can help us understand why crop had serious yield loss under flooding. The results can also help breeding scientists improve crop tolerance to adversity and ensure food security in the future.