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Chen Zhu

Chen Zhu

Molecular Biology



Chen Zhu, born August 17, 1953, is a Chinese hematologist, molecular biologist, and current Minister of Health of P.R.China. Chen obtained his master's degree from the Shanghai Second Medical Sciences University (the medical university later would be merged into Shanghai Jiao Tong University and now is SJTU's medical school) in September 1981. Chen obtained his PhD from the Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot in Paris, France. Chen also completed his medical residency and post-doctoral research at the same university and its teaching hospital. Chen was the former President of the Shanghai Institute of Hematology. He was also the former Director-general of the China Human Genome Center (South) in Shanghai. Currently, Chen is a Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Chen currently is the only Minister of P.R.China without any political membership or party-ship. Chen also holds professorship at the School of Medicine of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. Chen was elected an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chen is also a foreign member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the United States Institute of Medicine, a foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Chen is also a Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Chen was awarded the State Scientific and Technological Award by the Chinese government. Chen was awarded the "Prix de l'Qise" by "La League Nationale contre le Cancer" of France as the first non-French winner. In 2002, Chen received the Légion d'honneur from French Government. In 2005, Chen was given an honorary doctor of science by the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.