Dr. Liu is a distinguished professor of animal genetics, breeding, and reproduction at Henan Agricultural University, China. He received his BSc in animal science and MSc in animal production from Shanxi Agricultural University, China in 1985 and 1994, respectively, and his Ph.D. in animal reproduction from China Agricultural University, China in 1998. Since then, he worked at Roslin Institute and the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he researched QTL mapping, molecular genetics, and functional genomics of poultry and model animals. He moved to Shihezi University, China in 2011 and joined Henan Agricultural University, China in 2013. His research interests now mainly focus on functional genomics and molecular breeding of poultry. He has published 98 research papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals, and also edited a few books on Animal Genetics and Molecular Genetics.