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Yang Shengli
Yang Shengli

Yang Shengli, expert of biotechnology, currently senior researcher in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is mainly engaged in the research and teaching of the medical biotechnology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and systems biology. Prof. Yang is one of the scientists who pioneered in the systems biology research area. He was elected member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 1997. And now he is Director of Division of Medical and Health Engineering, CAE and member of the CAE presidium.

Now Prof. Yang focuses on the research and teaching of systems biology, synthetic biology and translational medicine. And he has undertaken 13 national scientific research projects successively.

He once was Director of CAS Experts Committee for Biotechnology, Vice Director of CAS Expert Committee on New Drugs, Chairman of Chinese Society for Microbiology, Chairman of Chinese Society of Biotechnology, etc. Now Prof. Yang is Chairman of CAS Expert Committee on Industrial Biotechnology, member of Bio-industry Consultative Committee, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), expert of National Basic Research Program (937 Program) and its consultative committee member, expert for National Science & Technology "Key New Drug Creation and Manufacturing Program", expert for National Science & Technology "Key Infectious Disease Control Program", Director of Academic Committee of State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Chairman of Academic Committee of Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine, etc.

-- Translated by Li Jing