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Education background

09/1999-06/2002 China Agricultural University

◆  Ph.D. in Food Biotechnology, College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering

09/1996-06/1999 Shenyang Agricultural University

◆ Master in Food Biotechnology, College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering

09/1992-06/1996 Shenyang Agricultural University

◆ Bachelor in Food Science and Engineering, College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering

Research interest

Prof. Duan Yuquan, Ph.D., Research field is technological innovation of fruit and vegetable preservation, processing and quality control.Member of Academic Committee, National research and development system of agricultural product processing technology Member, director of China Logistics Association, director of China Apple Industry Association, Zhongguancun cold chain logistics alliance. Expert committee member, editorial board member of "preservation and processing", "agricultural products processing". Presided over and participated in national key R & D projects, general projects of NSFC, agriculture. More than 30 national level topics, such as the Ministry of industry's special public welfare project, the formulation and revision of agricultural industry standards, etc. Won provincial and ministerial level success. There are 4 fruit awards and more than 20 national invention patents. Presided over the formulation of 2 industry standards and participated in the formulation of industry standards. There are 3 items. In China's agricultural science, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. Postharvest biology and technology, Food Chemistry and other magazines published research papers 49. He has edited 2 works and participated in 14 works.

Research Focus:

The mechanism of agricultural products storage quality based on multi-omics
Preservation technology and equipment of agricultural products during postharvest storage and cold chain logistics
High value utilization technology of agricultural products processing by- product
Quality deterioration and regulatory technology of agricultural products during processing

Research Program:


Presided the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31871862) “The mechanism of nitric oxide on cyanide-resistant respiration in peach during cold storage”


Presided the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Research Institutes (No. Y2018PT79) “Research and application of pomegranate storage and cold chain logistics technology”


Participated in the National Key Research and Development Plan (No. 2016YFD0400105) “The mechanism of water activity and microorganisms- regulated quality deterioration in fresh edible agricultural products”


Participated in Special research projects for public welfare industry of Ministry of Agriculture (No. 201303073) “Integration and demonstration of berry storage and local processing technology”


Participated in the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program (ASTIP) from the Chinese Central Government

Selected publications

1. Yifeng Chai#, Ang Li#, Su Chit Wai, Congcong Song, Yaoyao Zhao, Yuquan Duan⁎,Baiqing Zhang, Qiong Lin⁎. Cuticular wax composition changes of 10 apple cultivars during postharvest storage. Food Chemistry, 2020, 324:126903, IF5.399.

2.  Qiong Lin*, Yajing Xie, Wenqiang Guan*, Yuquan Duan*, Zhidong Wang. Transcriptomic combined proteomic analysis revealed sugar accumulation and heat shock proteins in response to cold stress in potato tuber during postharvest storage. Food Chemistry, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.  297:124991(IF=5.399);

3. Caifeng Jiao, Yifeng Chai, Yuquan Duan*. 2019. Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Mediates Nitric-Oxide-Induced Chilling Tolerance and Defense Response in Postharvest Peach Fruit. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,  67:4764-4773,  (IF=3.571);

4. Caifeng Jiao, Yuquan Duan*. The role of IP3 in NO-enhanced chilling tolerance in peach fruit. 2019. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, DOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02871. 67(30): 8312-8318(IF=3.571);

5. Caifeng Jiao, Yuquan Duan*. 2019. Guanosine 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate mediates gibberellic acid-induced chilling tolerance and defense response in postharvest peach fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 155:80–85(IF=3.927);

6. Yajing Xie, Jakaria Chowdhury Onik, Xiaojia Hu, Yuquan Duan* and Qiong Lin*. 2018. Effects of (S)-Carvone and Gibberellin on Sugar Accumulation in Potatoes during Low Temperature Storage. Molecules, 23:3118(IF=3.06);

7.   Caifeng Jiao, Yuquan Duan*. 2019,The role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in gibberellic acid-induced chilling tolerance and defense response in postharvest peach fruit. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 12:1733–1740(IF=3.032);

8.  Caifeng Jiao, Yuquan Duan*. 2019,The Mediation of NO-Enhanced Chilling Tolerance by GSK-3 in Postharvest Peach Fruit. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 12:2028–2035(IF=3.032);

9.  Yajing Xie, Jakaria Chowdhury Onik, Xiaojia Hu, Yuquan Duan* and Qiong Lin*. 2019. UV-C treatment promotes quality of early ripening apple fruit by regulating malate metabolizing genes during postharvest storage. PLOS ONE, 2019, 14(4): e0215472(IF=2.766);

10. Congcong Song1,# ,Ang Li 1,# ,Yifeng Chai1 ,Qingpeng Li1 ,Qiong Lin1,* ,and Yuquan Duan1,*.2019.  Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene combined with modified atmosphere on postharvest preservation of fig.(Ficus carica L.). Journal of Food Quality: 2134924.v3(https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2134924) (IF=1.360);

11. JinianHuang#,QiangSun,GuohuiSong,Shuning Qi,Jing Chen,Peiyu Zhang,Tingting Geng,Qiong Lin,Yuquan Duan*,. 2020. Antioxidant and anti-isomerization effects of sesamol and resveratrol on high oleic acid peanut oil. LWT-food science and technology, 109077, (DOI:10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109077)(IF=3.714)

12. Yuquan Duan, etal. Properties of Polyphenol Oxidase Extracted from Zhonghuashoutao Peach Flesh. Scientia Agricultura Sinica. 2008, 41(3):755-799.

13. Yuquan Duan, etal. Purification of Polyphenol Oxidase of Zhonghuashoutao Peach Flesh. Scientia Agricultura Sinica. 2004, 37(4):588-591.

14. Yuquan Duan, etal. Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene(1-MCP)Treatment on Flesh Cell Ultrastructure of Refrigerator-Stored Peaches. Scientia Agricultura Sinica. 2004, 37(12):2039-2042.


Address: Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), No 2, Yuanmingyuan West Road , Haidian District, Beijing, 100193, P.R. China

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E-mail: duanyuquan@caas.cn

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