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Prof Yu-Long Yin was born on 23/01/1956 in Hunan, China. Prof. Yin attended Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China, where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Biology in 1978. He attended Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China from 1979 to 1982 and Queens University of Belfast, Belfast, UK from 1994 to 1997, from which he obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Animal Nutrition, respectively. Prof. Yin is married to Ms. Lihua Tao and they have a son. Prof. Yin began his academic career as an assistant professor at Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Changsha in 1986 and rose to the rank of professor in 1994. During this period, Prof. Yin was privileged to work with top scientists in advanced laboratories in the US, Germany and Canada, where he researched extensively into the subject of ideal digestibility and made notable contribution to knowledge on the subject of development and standardization of ideal digestibility in pigs. Back home in China, Prof. Yin has researched extensively and characterized virtually all the common Chinese feed ingredients used for pig feeding for their nutritive value and ileal digestibility contents. This has led to the development of up-to-date feed database used extensively in the Chinese feed industry. Apart from enhancing growth rate and profit margin in the pork industry, the development of the ileal digestibility methods and the use of ileal digestible values in feed formulation has the added advantage of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus emission to the environment, when used for feed formulation. Prof. Yin has won many international and national awards amongst which are the prestigious German Max-planck Gesellschaft Scholarship, 1985 and 1995, National Science and Technology Progress Prize of China in 1996, 1997 and 2008 amongst others. He has published a total of 364 scientific papers (131 papers in English and in Chinese), which have greatly advanced the field of animal nutrition worldwide.