The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) 2019 annual meeting was held in Cincinnati, USA on June 23. The list of awards was announced one after another. The 2019 Most Influential Thesis Award was awarded to three international teams, the team of Professor Wang Zhe (including Professor Wang Zhe, Professor Liu Guowen, Professor Li Xiaobing and Associate Professor Li Xinwei) from the College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded this honor in recognition of the team’s basic research on dairy cow energy metabolism disorders in the past ten years. The American Dairy Association Annual Conference is the largest international conference on dairy cow nutrition, feeding management, dairy cow health, and dairy product research. It brings together the world's top researchers. The annual number of participants is about 2,000. The Journal of Dairy Science, an SCI journal sponsored by the American Dairy Association, ranks 16th among 367 SCI journals in animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, zoology and dairy, and is the top journal in this field.
Professor Wang Zhe’s team has been engaged in research on epidemiological investigation, early warning, pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of dairy cow energy metabolism disorders for many years. A blood sample bank for nutritional metabolic diseases of dairy cows was established for the first time in China, and the key links and regulatory pathways of dairy cow ketosis and fatty liver liver lipid metabolism disorders were clarified for the first time in the world, the pathological mechanism of liver injury was clarified, and the function of mitochondria was initially discussed. Disorders, endoplasmic reticulum stress, inflammation and other "crosstalk" mechanisms in liver lipid metabolism disorders. It reveals the adaptive molecular mechanism of the liver and mammary glands of dairy cows during the perinatal period, and answers the scientific questions of decreased milk production, increased milk fat rate and decreased milk protein in ketosis and fatty liver cows. In addition, they have developed a number of diagnostic kits, early warning systems, and prevention and control products for the key links of the disease. The Web of Science database shows that the number of SCI papers and citations published by Wang’s team in the field of international dairy cattle nutrition and metabolic diseases ranks among the top in the world. At present, there are more than 300 papers published, including more than 150 SCI papers, as well as Journal of Dairy Science and Biosensors and Bioelectronics, etc. High-impact magazines have significantly improved the core competitiveness and international influence of the research on nutritional and metabolic diseases of dairy cows in China.