Since 2016, Dr. Nikolai Borisjuk (Mykola Borysyuk) is a Professor at the School of Life Sciences of Huaiyin Normal University (Huaian, China). He has graduated from the T. Shevchenko Kiev State University (Kiev, Ukraine), majoring in microbiology and received his PhD in molecular biology in 1988. In 1990 he moved to Tuebingen University in Germany as a fellow of A. von Humboldt foundation, since then he continued working at various international research Institutions in Germany, USA, Australia and China. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers devoted to plant biodiversity, plant genome structure and evolution, plant genetic engineering and stress resistance in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature Biotechnology, PNAS, Plant Physiology, Plant Journal, New Phytologist etc. and authored 4 US Patents. He taught molecular biology and genetic engineering courses and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Kiev State University (Kiev, Ukraine), Institute of Plant Genetics (Gatersleben, Germany), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, USA), Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA) and the University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia). His most recent research deals with improving agricultural traits in wheat (7 publications in the last 3 years), and studying biodiversity, evolution and applications of aquatic duckweed plants (5 publications in the last 3 years).