Researcher. Xinquan Yang, Yazhouwan Seed Lab
Director of Planning and Development Department, Yazhouwan Seed Laboratory, Hainan Province. He was a delegate of Hainan Province to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. He has served as Deputy Director and Director of the Life Sciences Department of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Vice President of Tarim University and Director of the Scientific Research Department of Guangzhou University. He is the executive director of the Chinese Food Society, the executive deputy director of the Food Biotechnology Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Biological Engineering, a member of the Agricultural Products Processing Standards Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the deputy editor-in-chief of the Chinese Science Foundation and a member of the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Food. He mainly conducts research on food safety and quality testing, research on food nutrient composition and function, and research on the development and utilization of new food resources, with South China's special food resources as the research object. He has received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Guangzhou Key R&D Project. He has published more than 50 papers as first and corresponding author, mainly in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, International Journal of Biological Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Food Science & Nutrition, Journal of Food Engineering, Food Science, Chinese Journal of Food and other mainstream food journals.
Prof. Zhigang Liu, Northwest A&F University
Prof. Liu's research interests are in the area of functional food ingredients and human health, including the discovery of probiotics for intestinal benefit, with his PhD training at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (2013-2015). He was selected as a "Young Changjiang Scholar" (food nutrition and health position) by the Ministry of Education of China, a "Humboldt Scholar" in Germany, a "Down Cornell-China Scholar" in the United States, and a "Young Talent Trustee" in Shaanxi Province. He was a visiting professor at Cornell University (2019-2021) and is currently the deputy head of the Department of Food Nutrition at Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, the German Institute for Human Nutrition (Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam- Rehbrücke, DIfE), Executive Editor-in-Chief of Food Biotechnology International and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. In the past 5 years, he has published in Chinese Journal of Food Science, Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications, Redox Biology, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, etc. In the past 5 years, he has published 44 articles as the first or corresponding author in domestic and international academic journals in the field of nutrition and synthesis, and has co-edited 2 monographs and been granted 4 national invention patents. The research content has been noticed and cited by international peer scholars, cited more than 2,300 times by international top journals such as Nature Medicine, with an H-index of 29. The corresponding achievements won one Second Prize of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province in 2019 and one First Prize of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Higher Education Institution in 2018 (both ranked second).
Prof. Zhen Gu, Zhejiang University
Professor of Zhejiang University, Dean of School of Pharmacy, Director of Jinhua Research Institute of Zhejiang University, "Changjiang Scholar" of Ministry of Education, expert of "Kunpeng Action" of Zhejiang Province, Director of Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Drug Delivery System, Chief of National Key R&D Program. He is the Chief Scientist of the National Key R&D Program. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees in chemistry and polymer science and engineering from Nanjing University, and his PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Yi Tang. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine/NC State University College of Engineering Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy from 2012-2018, where he led the discipline of pharmacy engineering and created the "Innovation in Translation Degree" to promote the development of talents for biomedical industrialisation He was awarded the Jackson Family Distinguished Chair Professor in 2018 and was a Full Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Director of the Biotechnology/Biomedical and Engineering Training Center at UCLA from 2018-2020. he was appointed full-time at Zhejiang University in September 2020.
His research interests include biomolecular (protein/nucleic acid) drug delivery systems, physiologically responsive materials, immunotherapeutic agents, and cellular therapeutic strategies. He has published more than 200 academic papers and granted more than 150 corporate patents. His group first reported the prototype of blood glucose responsive "smart insulin patch" and proposed the platform technology of closed-circuit transdermal drug delivery system, pioneered the targeted delivery of drugs using platelets, proposed the strategy of delivering anti-cancer drugs based on adipocyte metabolic pathway, and systematically expanded the biomedical creation of microneedles, and related technologies are being Clinical translation is underway. His research has been reported in Science, Nature, JAMA and other academic journals, and he has been invited to write for Nature Reviews Materials, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Chemistry, Chemical Reviews and Physiological Reviews. Physiological Reviews" and invited to write reviews for "Nature Biomedical Engineering", "Nature Chemical Biology", "Nature Materials", "Nature Nanotechnology" and other journals. He has been invited to write reviews for journals such as Nature Biomedical Engineering Many of his students have been awarded teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin (School of Pharmacy), the University of Utah (School of Pharmacy), McGill University (Department of Biomedical Engineering), Zhejiang University, China Pharmaceutical University and other renowned universities.
He has received the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Felix Franks Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Young Scholar Award of the International Controlled Release Society (CRS), the Small Young Scientist Innovation Award, and the American Diabetes Award. Small Young Scientist Innovation Award, American Diabetes Association (ADA) Young Professor Award and Pathway Research Award, American Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular/Molecular Bioengineering Innovator Award. Molecular Bioengineering Innovator Award of the American Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). He was elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2019 and to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) in 2021. Professor Gu is currently an Associate Editor of Science Advances, Nano Research and Regenerative Biomaterials, and an Associate Editor of Advanced Science, Journal of Controlled Release, and Journal of Biomacromolecules. Biomacromolecules", "Bioactive Materials", "ACS Applied Polymer Materials", "Life Metabolism" and "Medicine in Drug Discovery". TR35 Young Innovators of the World", member of the AIMBE Fellowship Selection Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Society and the Chinese Society of Biomaterials, Vice Chairman of the Nanobiotechnology Branch of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Association, and Chairman of the CRS China Chapter.
Prof. Zhaofeng Li, Jiangnan University
Doctor in engineering, professor, doctoral supervisor. He is a recipient of the National Excellent Youth Science Fund, the Fok Ying Tung Foundation Young Teacher Fund, the Young and Middle-aged Academic Leaders of the "Youth and Blue Project" in Jiangsu Province, and the High-level Talents of Jiangsu Province. He is also the Secretary General of the Corn Deep Processing Branch of the China Cereals and Oils Association. He has long been engaged in research on starch biotechnology, mainly focusing on the development of new amylases to enhance the physicochemical and functional properties and nutritional value of starch. In the past five years, as the project leader, he has presided over more than 10 national and provincial research projects, including the National Key Research and Development Program of the 13th Five-Year Plan and the National Natural Science Foundation of China; published more than 80 SCI papers, including more than 40 first/corresponding SCI papers; applied for more than 70 invention patents (including 4 international ones), including More than 70 invention patents have been applied for (including 4 international patents), of which 35 have been granted; more than 20 core technologies have been transformed and good economic and social benefits have been achieved. The research achievements have won the Second Prize of National Technical Invention, the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress of the Ministry of Education, the First Prize of Technical Invention and the Youth Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Society of Cereals and Oils.
Prof. Pengjin, Nanjing Agricultural University
Doctor., Professor, School of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, and supervisor of doctoral students. He is the Vice President of the College of Food Science and Technology of Nanjing Agricultural University, the Vice President of Nanjing Food Industry Association, and the Director of the Postharvest Technology Branch of the Chinese Horticultural Society. He is mainly engaged in the teaching and research of post-harvest biology of fruits and vegetables, storage and processing of agricultural products, and food logistics and preservation technology. He has been awarded the "333" project training object in Jiangsu Province, the excellent young backbone teacher of "Qinglan Project" in Jiangsu Province, and the first batch of "Zhongshan Academic New Talent" of Nanjing Agricultural University. He has hosted four National Natural Science Foundation of China projects and one national "14th Five-Year Plan" key research and development sub-project. He is on the editorial board of SCI journals such as Foods, Frontiers in Plant Science, Journal of Food Quality and Journal of Future Food. He has published more than 80 academic papers in Food Chemistry, Postharvest Biology & Technology, Food Research International and other academic journals at home and abroad, including more than 60 SCI-indexed papers, written 5 national planning textbooks and authorized 2 national invention patents.
Associate researcher, Xingju Zhang, BGI
He graduated from the School of Life Sciences of Sun Yat-sen University in 2011 with a PhD in Science. His main research interests include spatio-temporal transcriptomics, single cell genomics and tumour immune escape. He has hosted 2 national, 1 provincial and 1 municipal research funds: 19 sci publications, including 7 as first author.
Associate researcher Yongsheng Chen, Jinan University
Yongsheng Chen is an associate researcher and master's supervisor at Jinan University, a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University, USA, and a green channel introduction talent at Jinan University. He focuses on the extraction, isolation and purification, and bioactivity of phytochemicals from Chinese specialty plants. At present, the relevant research results have been published in 39 academic papers (17 SCI papers with first authorship/corresponding authorship) in domestic and international journals in food and related fields, and 2 invention patents have been applied. He has presided over 10 projects at the national youth fund/provincial and ministerial level. He is also a think tank expert of Shaoguan Science and Technology Association, a science and technology expert of Guangdong Province, an expert of National Natural Science Foundation of China, a deputy director of Guangdong Provincial Cosmetic Biotechnology Committee, a youth editorial board member of Food Frontiers, a youth editorial board member of Journal of Light Industry, a guest associate of Frontiers in Pharmacology, and a member of Food Frontiers. Editor; Guest Associate Reviewer of several SCI journals in food-related fields.
A prof. Jie Zheng, Jinan University
She is an associate researcher in the Department of Food Science and Engineering of Jinan University, a doctoral supervisor, a "Young Top Talent" of the Pearl River Talents Programme, and one of the 100 post-doctoral innovators in Guangdong Province. She is also a Guangdong Provincial Rural Science and Technology Commissioner. She received her PhD degree from the University of Turku, Finland in October 2013 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku, Finland from 2013 to 2016. She has undertaken courses in Food Nutrition, Food Nutrition (full English) and Advanced Food Chemistry (MSc). She is mainly engaged in the research on food safety of thermal processing and functional food development. She has presided over more than 10 research projects, including 2 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 1 international cooperation project of the Finnish Natural Science Foundation. She has published 64 papers, including more than 45 SCI papers, 3 ESI highly cited papers, H-index 19. She has 5 granted invention patents and edited 3 English monographs (1 by Springer Press).
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